Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less knowledgeable person.
Luke 19:10 – “For the son of man came to seek and save the lost.”
God gave a man, His only son, to dwell among us and give us an example and mentor us. This man’s name was Jesus Christ. He came down to earth and taught us that no matter what happens, we are always loved. This is the mission of Elite Teams: to show the love of Jesus Christ and teach the youth how to live.
In El Salvador, sunny weather and lush vegetation would make one think that this is a choice tourist attraction. However, El Salvador is not a safe place to live. Many gangs riddle the city and rival each other. Drug use, rape, murder, and robbery litters the country with a terrorizing stench. Every day, an average of twelve people, seventy percent of them between the ages of fifteen and thirty, are murdered. Most of these killings are due to heated gang violence. Young children, especially young men, are targets for gang recruitment. These young men usually do not have parents to look up to, as they are most likely dead or related to gangs. As a result, the children believe that the only life reserved for them is a life of gang affiliation, and death. This fuels the consistent gang violence terrorizing the neighborhoods of El Salvador. If the gangs began to gain fewer young men, they would be starved of the resources needed for organized crime. That is where Elite Teams comes in.
Everyday Living To Encourage (E.L.I.T.E) is a missionary program designed to give young men options as opposed to joining gangs. We work with at-risk young men every day and act as positive male role models. Our “Extreme Mentorship” methods, includes obstacle courses, that is used to build their confidence both mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and encourage young men and women to choose Jesus instead of gangs. Elite Teams is currently stationed in El Salvador, but we aim to serve in many other countries in the near future.