Official Country Name:The Republic of El Salvador
Government:Presidential Representative Democratic Republic
Religious Demographics:Christian 94%, Evangelical 31%, Non-religious 4%, Unevangelized 1%
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A Land Named for the Savior Can Make His Name Known Throughout the Nations
Colonized by the Spanish in 1524, El Salvador existed under Spanish rule for hundreds of years. The Spanish conquistadors spread Catholicism and European societal values, which grew to the point of being the driving force behind much of the region's culture. The Spanish named the land "El Salvador," meaning "The Savior." Only in 1821 did the nation gain independence and begin a stretch of political strife.
While most El Salvadorians are Catholic, there is a growing trend towards Evangelical Christianity; however, the Latin American region has the lowest number of unreached people out of all other regions in the world. The region is also home to increasing persecution and violence against Christians. Some of El Salvador's neighboring countries, such as Mexico, are in the world's top 40 most persecuted countries. Source: Open Doors
El Salvador is a land rich in natural resources. The land produces mass amounts of geothermal energy and petroleum products. Source: El Salvador natural resources This, combined with other factors, such as the nation's religious freedom and its cultural connection to the Arab world, give El Salvador a high mobilization potential. Pray that the Lord would use the beauty and providential position of the El Salvadorian church to be a sending power for His kingdom!