Christianity in El Salvador has a long and rich history. The full name of El Salvador is “Republica de El Salvador,” which literally means the Republic of the Savior. However, during the twentieth century the presence of the Savior in El Salvador was reduced to Christian images and statues scattered amongst the high rise buildings and the lowly accommodations of most El Salvadorian residents. Christianity in El Salvador was reduced to a history of liturgies and numerous holy days without the connection to Jesus Christ that made ”
Bringing the Savior back to the Republic
In 1992 a civil war ended – but all the violence didn’t end with it. Despite a relatively high GDP for the region, El Salvador has a high homicide rate and a major problem with gangs. Without a foundation of faith, angry youths use violence to take what they want… and may even kill those who oppose them. Kidnappings and extortion are commonplace – and in a nation with a high urban population, it’s hard to overlook the constant litany of crimes.