Kitimatian off on mission to El Salvador

A Kitimat resident is taking supplies and her skills to El Salvador with Operation Mobilization.

Kitimat’s Eva Speitelsbach will be disppearing from town for several weeks in September.

Starting September 10 she’ll be spending six weeks in El Salvador supporting charity operations there.

She is going to the country through Operation Mobilization, which is a Christian-based charity group that supports many areas of the world.

“They have lots of work going on in El Salvador,” said Eva.

It was her friends who suggested she look in to OM which set her off on a research  effort to learn about them.

“I have some friends who recommended OM,” she said.

The organization seemed to match her interests closely.

“I’ve wanted to go to a South American country for a few years so I’m finally doing it,” she added.

Among the supplies she’ll be assisting OM with are first aid kits and clothes.

While she’s in El Salvador she’ll also be helping with various children’s programs.

She said she still has room to collect clothes to take with her and people can give her a call at her work at Kitimat Valley Institute if they want to learn how to help.

Her number there is 250-639-9199.

She is also looking for sponsors for the first aid kits, and wants to take basketballs as well for youth sports.

“I’m so thankful for the support of church and my employer because they stand behind me 100 per cent,” she added.

She attends the Kitimat Pentecostal Church.