The centerpiece of ENLACE’s mission is to help and support local churches in El Salvador as they engage effectively in service with their impoverished communities. Building and renewing relationships between each other and God, therefore, is at the heart of what we do. ENLACE’s Church Partnership Program broadens that relationship building as it joins U.S. and Salvadoran churches in long-term partnerships that equip the local church to fulfill God’s plan of wholeness for its community. Along with helping a poor church reach out to its neighbors, U.S. partners that send teams to El Salvador experience first-hand the transformation that is taking place. They often return home with a renewed sense of who they are in Christ and who they are to their immediate and global neighbors. Recently, CrossWay Christian Church, a U.S. partner church, sent its second team to meet and serve alongside churches in the Abelines region. Together with home recipients and church leaders, the team helped to build two homes. The week was full of laughter and friendship that spurred both partners to continue forward in the work to which God has called them.