Alex Epperly, a physician assistant student at Mountain State University, spent his free time between rotations on a mission trip to El Salvador. Alex worked with the organization Cedeinfa in Soyapango, El Salvador, and lived in a missionary house provided by Cedeinfa. Missionaries from America, Peru, and Germany also resided at the house. While there, the group worked in the clinic and in workshops. Alex also taught English in the school and worked with a child sponsorship program in the different ghettos, as well as conducting a few children's services.