Happy father’s day, dad!
The day began and all the collaborators from Fundación Los Pámpanos were prepared to perform one of the most significant events that honor the home’s superhero. On June 16th, 2018 the beneficiaries of this magnificent celebration were the fathers at Canton Los Lucas, located in the municipality of Nahuizalco, Sonsonate.
Everything seemed to be very colorful, starting with the bow-shaped balloons that adorned the main entrance, followed by he special program that was prepared and the delivery of New Testaments that had been arranged with so much love for the guests of the celebration. The afternoon arrived. It was 3:00 p.m. when all the dads began to arrive with their children and family. It was time to start. Although the sky turned gray -with possibilities of rain- it was not an impediment for the smiles and emotions to flourish in the faces of each one of the guests. The youth from different churches such as Iglesia Cristiana Josué (Nahuizalco), CEFAD Church Altavista & Soyapango and Iglesia Comunidad Cristiana (Santa Tecla) participated on the event. Everyone carried out its bit with the aim of creating a time of entertainment, joy and reflection upon the Word of God. Pastor José Gabriel López and Dr. Amalia De Paz -Fundapámpanos’ pioneers-, welcomed with rejoice to all the fathers and congratulated them and their families for attending to the celebration. A time of surrender, trust and communion was completed when melodies were intoned as special songs glorified the name of God’s -the One that has permitted to start the cause of serving and bringing hope to others. It was 4:30 p.m. and the youth from CEFAD Altavista & Soyapango churches performed a special drama that reflected that nobody has a perfect dad, who, despite its virtues and defects, becomes an example to be followed by his children. From there, the reflection that Pastor Roberto Rivera gave emphasized the life that every man should lead (Luke 15:11-32). The afternoon kept moving forward. Between reflections and words, you could feel how cozy and special the celebration had become.
The smiles continued to appear even more when everyone prepared to participate and win in the games that had been created to culminate. Brothers like Antonio Lipe and Francisco Pérez, were the fortunate ones who deserved the prize at dominating the ball like the best soccer players of the world. It was time to finish, the locals grateful for so much kindness and attention went through their delicious snack, provisions and vitamins for their children who ran all over the place. We all have a super hero, whether earthly or spiritual. Thanks to our Heavenly Father and Fundapámpanos, we were once again able to bring hope, joy and peace to the hearts of the fathers of our beneficiary children. Congratulations on your day, dad!
“And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son”. John 14:13
By Catherine Salinas