Pastor From El Salvador Visits High Point

David Ayala, pastor of First Baptist Church, San Vicente, El Salvador,  gives a presentation through interpreter Roxy Antonio to Terre Chambers' Spanish class Tuesday, Oct. 25, during his visit to High Point.

David Ayala, pastor of First Baptist Church, San Vicente, El Salvador, gives a presentation through interpreter Roxy Antonio to Terre Chambers' Spanish class Tuesday, Oct. 25, during his visit to High Point. Photo by John Inman.

David Ayala, pastor at First Baptist Church, San Vicente, El Salvador, visited High Point Tuesday, Oct. 25, along with interpreter Roxy Antonio, who is originally from El Salvador but is a resident in Jefferson City. Ayala has flown to Missouri on a mission of gratitude for Missouri Baptists who supported missions' projects in San Vicente which built 12 houses for policemen's families in the city. Ayala is a retired teacher who also is the chaplain for the police department in San Vicente. Glen Golden, pastor at High Point Baptist Church, has traveled more than once to support the mission in El Salvador.

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Terre Chambers' Spanish class listens to David Ayala's presentation on El Salvador.

"Golden came to El Salvador," Ayala said through Antonio, "to help us build one of the houses for one of the policemen. I wanted to come and say thank you, not only to him, but to his church."

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High Point Baptist Church Pastor Glen Golden speaks during the presentation.

Ayala visited several places including the Texas County Baptist Association, Concord Baptist Church, Jefferson City, and the Missouri Baptist Convention Annual Meeting being held at Osage Beach. Ayala said those who went on and supported the trips to El Salvador not only built houses but also brought hope.

For more of this story check out the Nov. 2 issue of the California Democrat.

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