Perhaps the most important thing to realize as a team in El Salvador is that you are guests in a foreign country. You are the ones who do things that seem quite different. In fact, many things that are thought innocent or normal at home could be offensive here and may hinder people from hearing the message of salvation. It is critical that we be careful of the impression we create as representatives of Christ. The following suggestions are offered to help teams understand the people of El Salvador and to help teams have a positive experience. The general guidelines will assist teams in developing a mindset of cultural sensitivity, while the practical guidelines give more detailed rules to follow.