Whether you are a delegation coordinator or a participant in a delegation visit to El Salvador, these resources may be helpful to you. Don't forget to check out the Adult Education Resources page to find a variety of important resources for delegations.
- Misguided Missions ~ an article by Mark Wm. Radecke published in The Christian Century
- Meeting the Victims ~ an article written by Father Dean Brackley, a professor at the University of Central America in San Salvador. Every person who plans to travel to El Salvador should read this article!
- Collision is Possible - Crashing and Clashing with New Realities ~ an article from the Welcome Forward resources of the ELCA
- The Cost of Short Term Missions ~ an article written by Jo Ann Van Engen which can stimulate thoughtful conversation during your preparation meetings. Delegation participants are encouraged to learn as much as they can about the relationship that their church or organization has with the people in El Salvador so that they can see how their short-term visit is a part of sustaining and growing that relationship.
- Overview of El Salvador Power Point Presentation ~ geography, climate, history, Lutheran Church connections and current reality. Perfect for use with a delegation or adult education group. Prepared by Tim Muth.
- US State Department Information ~ page about El Salvador
- CDC (Center for Disease Control) ~ web site which gives current health information for El Salvador
ADMINISTRATIVE & HELPFUL RESOURCES
- Trip Application & Hold Harmless Agreement ~ template prepared by St. John's ELCA, Brookfield, WI
- Trip Application & Hold Harmless Agreement including Minor Children
- Suggested Packing List ~ prepared by Linda Muth
- Survival Spanish ~ a little brochure with essential phrases for travel in El Salvador, preparado por Vonda y Linda
- The Four Agreements ~ a summary of four principles which encourage positive words and acts, based on the writings of don Miguel Ruiz
- Ten Team Commandments ~ a tool for group leaders to use with delegation members