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- Stats for El Salvador
Top 25 Stats
Percent of Country Who Are Christians- 91.81% (7th); Percent of Country Who Are Evangelicals- 31.12% (4th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians- 120.54% (12th); Gospel Visits to Non-Christians with Internet- 441.54% (19th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians- 11.23% (10th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals- 1.33% (24th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Christians with Internet- 48.82% (14th).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
Hispanic (90.1%); Part-Indian (4.5%); Pipil/Aztec (4.0%); Lenca (0.8%).
Exploitation and war hindered economic development for decades. The poverty rate was cut in half between 1991 and 2005. Thirty percent of workers are employed outside the country and send money to their families. Many of the youth join street gangs, because many of their fathers work elsewhere.
History / Politics
Gained independence from Spain in 1821. Corrupt dictatorship led to a devastating civil war lasting from 1979 to 1992. Multiparty democracy finally was established and has endured to the present time.
The country must continue a recovery from all the violence and chaos of the war years. Evangelicals grew in the chaos; Growth is 4.5%/year, almost 10 times the population growth. Country has some of largest megachurches in Latin America. Churches need more trained leaders as growth and training were hampered by the civil war.
Pray for forgiveness and reconciliation for all the violence in the country. Pray for unity of Christians and more training for Christian leaders. Pray for continued growth and purity of the evangelical church.