It all started with a trip last summer when a teen from our US congregation befriended a teen from our El Salvador congregation and they realized they were both turning 15 in the next year. The idea for a joint party together this summer, complete with pink dresses and all the fanfare, was born. The adult leaders in the mix realized this could be a fun opportunity to celebrate our sister church relationship and the quinceañera anniversary party became a real plan.
|Dresses filled the Fellowship Hall|
Meanwhile, in our sister community in El Salvador, secret plans have been hatching for the big event. When the suitcase of dresses was delivered, Tim had a some fun showing off the dresses for the Women's Ministries leaders. (I will leave it to Tim to post those photos!) They shared a few party details with him: Little girls will be dressed in green, serving as hojitas (little leaves) to surround the birthday "flowers." We also learned that 15 girls will celebrate their quinceañera birthdays at the party.
At the beginning of August, our delegation of 10 will travel from the US to El Salvador to celebrate and spend time with our sister church. Two of the group are carrying their own pink dresses and will celebrate their birthdays with the girls in El Salvador. Everyone is VERY excited about the upcoming fiesta!
to be continued...