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CROWDRISE : Apr 16, 2012
Tax ID: 84-0832744
BASED: Murfreesboro, TN, United States



Our Mission

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HIS is a 501(c)3  independent, non-profit interdenominational evangelical mission committed to advancing the gospel in El Salvador through literature distribution,  and the investment in children and young people by instilling Christian values and hope for a brighter future.. The expectation is these young people will be the agents of change for their nation..

Harvesting in Spanish (HIS) was founded in 1980  in the state of Colorado by Don and Rose Ann Benner. Don received the call to missions while an executive of an international corporation in Denver, Colorado. The Benners sold their home, furniture and vehicles to follow call. In 1976 they traveled by land with their 2 children, Teri and Christopher, to Costa Rica where they lived for a year while Don studied the Spanish language. At time Don was 52 years old. 

Close to the end of the year of language school Don asked the Lord again where He wanted to place him….being a former businessman Don wondered about what opportunities in missions existed for this type of experience. Shortly a long-time missionary in El Salvador invited the Benners to go to El Salvador to start a literature ministry.  

There were rumors a civil war might start and there was a great need to have the gospel available through Bibles, Christian books and Sunday School material. The Benners knew in their hearts was the Lord opening the door for where He wanted to use them on the mission field. They started by helping 13 children and now have the capacity to care for 80 children.  HIS  built a 3-story Christian school in 1994, which has the capacity for educating up to 400 students from pre-school through high school. The school offers the basic classes such as math, science, social studies and language, but also offers English, computer, Bible, swimming, art, and physical education classes.

The Shalom Children's Home is located in the town of Santiago Texacuangos, 18 kilometers from the Capital City of San Salvador. The children range in age from newborns to 21 years old and receive shelter, clothing, food, medical care, education and life skills training, in a Christian environment. The home is supported by the HIS child sponsorship program. 

Over the years, other ministries have been started by the Benners and their daughter Teri, which also come under the umbrella of HIS, such as the Oasis Children’s Feeding ministry, Living Stones Church, Nehemiah Project for rehabilitating young people on judicial probation, and the 4-story humanitarian medical clinic.

Missions Opportunities are always open and volunteer missions are encouraged.



Tax ID: 84-0832744 •


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