In addition to our work in and around Washington DC, we work hard to show God’s love to others outside our city’s borders and around the world.
Ever since Rev. Edgar Palacios joined the Calvary staff in 2005, El Salvador has had a special place in the hearts of our church members. In 2009, Calvary recently sent a team of 11 individuals on a mission trip to El Salvador with the task of learning how to be better partners and neighbors with our fellow Christians there and with our fellow Latino members here in Washington, DC. The team returned with a renewed sense of mission and God’s work in the world, and our congregation has greatly benefited from the team’s enthusiasm. In 2011 and 2012, Calvary also sent teams to El Salvador to learn and serve our sister church. See some photos and reflections from our mission trip blog!
Each year, Calvary holds a luncheon on World Communion Sunday (first Sunday in October) in order to raise scholarship money to send students in El Salvador to school who normally would be unable to afford the cost of tuition. Through this program, Salvadoran students can continue their education and pursue their life goals. In 2015, we had the great honor of hosting two of our scholarship students at the luncheon and hearing from them about their studies and how God is at work in their lives. Click here to donate to the scholarship fund.
Calvary also supports several global Baptist organizations.