A Look at the Drew Theological School Delegation
January 27, 2013
“We didn’t just visit tourist sites…the things we study in theory have been enriched through this experience. This is not a superficial visit to El Salvador and I really appreciate the great lengths SHARE and Drew [University] went to to expose us to such powerful people” – Susan Goodman
Throughout the past two weeks, students of Drew University Theological School accompanied Salvadorans through the sharing of their past and the realities of their present. The students met with Salvadorans who opened their hearts, engaging the students in their everyday lives and El Salvador’s history. Homestays in Pequeña Comunidad allowed the students to live and work alongside Salvadorans and become a part of their families for a brief time. After visiting memorial sites, such as the Monument to Truth and Memory, and connecting with human rights groups like the Romero Coalition, the students implemented the theories they learned in the classroom during their short visit to El Salvador.
The Drew Delegates decided to jump in the the women from the Mujeres Ganaderas Cattle Cooperative for a photo
At the conclusion of their stay, students positively remarked on their conversations and reflections throughout their short visit to El Salvador. Student Drew Frisbie reflected, “For me, this experience has been about widening the circle of people we care about…after talking to people who have experienced radical hardship and still share hospitality, I have widened my circle.” The memories created on this delegation will help guide these students in their ministry.
Want to get a closer look at how Drew University students spent their time in El Salvador? Check out the Drew Delegation Video to see and hear more!
Interested in learning more about SHARE? Looking to join SHARE on a delegation? Visit the SHARE website for details.