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Check out what’s happening at OSP

Latino Heritage Festival 2023

Iowa's Latino Heritage Festival was held September 23-24, 2023 in Des Moines' Western Gateway Park. Our Sister Parish staffed the El Salvador cultural booth.  Thanks to the volunteers who set up and staffed the booth!

The Newest Don Justo Coffee With Dignity Flavor Has Arrived

A new, limited time, flavor has joined the Don Justo Coffee With Dignity lineup. Salty Caramel is now available. Click the button below to check the online store.  It should soon be available at your local Don Justo Coffee With Dignity source.


Lonely Planet Has Awarded El Salvador Its Best In Travel Status for 2023


Delegation Visited El Salvador

4 delegates from the Southwest Iowa Regional Partnership arrived in Berlin on Monday, January 23rd. They spent the week meeting with the residents of their Partner Community, Alejandria.  Interim Co-Worker Kathy Bassett blogged during the trip, so be sure to check it out.

New LIMITED TIME Coffee Flavor is here.

In February 2023, a new flavor selection was added to the Don Justo Coffee With Dignity lineup. Chocolate Rapsberry Creme will only be available for a limited time. Click the Buy Coffee button above right or ask for it where you buy your Don Justo coffee.

Also, remeber that all Don Justo decaffeinated offerings are being discontinued and are currently on sale at a reduced price.  Click the Buy Coffee button, above right.

Tropical Storm Julia hammers Berlin

The rain started around 5 pm on October 10, 2022. The Berlin area was one of the hardest hit areas in El Salvador, receiving well over a foot of rain in just a few hours. As of Oct. 11 it is not possible to travel to ANY of the cantons that OSP works with. Besides roads becoming unpassable, houses were damaged, phone service, electricity and water were cut off, and crops were severely damaged.

Click the button below to help those who lost much in the storm. All donations will be used by the Pastoral Team to provide disaster relief for those directly affected by the storm.


Tropical Storm Julia hammers Berlin

Tropical Storm Julia hammers Berlin

OSP Is Once Again  Sending Delegations to El Salvador!

The first OSP delegation since February 2020 landed in San Salvador on June 27, 2022, and returned to Des Moines on July 5th.  Trinity United Presbyterian in Indianola, Iowa, sent 10 people to reunite with the Pastoral Team and their friends in their Partner Communities of Casa de Zinc and Casa de Zacate.  More details on their visit can be found in Kathy Bassett's blog.


Seeking Mission

Our Sister Parish is seeking a full-time designated mission Co-Worker to live in El Salvador. To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and three references with contact information to

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please direct all questions to as well.

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