El Salvador

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El Salvador

Republic of El Salvador

Latin America

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Area: 21,041 sq km

21,041 sq km on the Pacific Coast of Central America. The smallest and most-densely populated Spanish-speaking mainland state in the Americas. Sub-tropical and susceptible to earthquakes.

Population: 6,194,126    Annual Growth: 0.44%

Capital: San Salvador

Urbanites: 61.3%

HDI Rank: 106 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 13 (15% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Spanish    Languages: 7 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

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Challenges for Prayer

The growth of Evangelicals in the midst of travail has been a modern-day miracle, but now the need is for consolidation of the work. There is a growing number of ex-evangelicals that underscores this need. The 1990s saw bold goals set for church planting; although those goals were not met, as many as 9,000 churches were planted. This fervour has subsided of late, even though more evangelical congregations are needed in the country. Pray for effective discipling and motivation of believers for service, witness and missions. Pray also for increased unity and vision for outreach so that this nation might belong to Jesus - El Salvador is Spanish for'the Saviour'.

Leadership for churches must be multiplied. The war, lack of finance and insufficient staff crippled what training was available. Pray for the Bible schools, seminaries and TEE programmes. Pray for the provision of all material needs for staff and students in this time of economic stress. This ministry needs more missionary input. Many mission agencies are heavily committed to health, social betterment and educational ministries.

     For an additional 5 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of El Salvador.