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San Miguel, El Salvador

Physical Therapy

Jul 21 - 29, 2023


San Miguel, El Salvador

Robert Nieto
Tabernacle Baptist Church

The third most populous city in El Salvador lies at the foot of the spectacular Volcano Chaparrastique. Right in the middle of the city, you’ll discover a vibrant church, dedicated believers, and lifelong friends in a multi-faceted ministry that is reaching its city and even the surrounding villages with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The pastor was born in a small village nearby, and his testimony and infectious smile is one you’ll long remember.

Pastor Nieto has hosted several MMO teams. His vision for the church includes those who lack access to healthcare. He has family members who are involved in the Salvadorian healthcare system; one of his daughters is a pharmacist. He realizes the limitations of the system and has seen what a powerful tool medicine can be to show Jesus’ love and share the message of hope He brings. 

You’ll enjoy trying pupusas, experiencing beautiful views of this eastern side of the country, and serving alongside precious people who are doing great things in their community.


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This mountainous country is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, and Honduras. El Salvador, meaning “The Savior,” is the smallest country in Central America at about the size of the state of Massachusetts. It is known as the Land of Volcanoes, and as a result has frequent earthquakes and volcanic activity. When driving across the countryside you’ll find flat areas with just volcanoes on the landscape, smoke billowing from their tops. Coffee, sugar, corn, rice, shrimp, and beef are the main agricultural products in El Salvador.

The Olmecs came to the region in 2000 B.C., followed by the Maya in 1500 B.C., and Mayan ruins are still in the area. When the Mayan civilization ended in 900 A.D., the Toltec Empire took hold in El Salvador. In the 11th century, the Pipil people (originators of pupusas, which you have to try) became the dominant group in El Salvador until the Spanish conquerors took over in 1528. El Salvador achieved full independence in 1841. Persistent civil unrest culminated in the Salvadoran Civil War from 1979 to 1992, which resulted in mass emigration to the United States.

Cojutepeque (pronounced koh hoo tuh PEH kay) is in the geographic middle of the country. It is 2,800 feet above sea level and called the City of the Mists. The sausages of Cojutepeque (“los chorizos de Cojutepeque”) are known throughout El Salvador and should be tried when you are there. The clinic will be held in the church and school of Emmanuel Baptist, which is built on a hillside in the city. From the top of the school you get a beautiful view and can truly appreciate the nickname City of Mists. 

For more country information, visit the World Factbook.


Our plan is to offer medical, optical, and physical therapy to this community. Every patient who receives care will hear the gospel from a member of this local church.



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