Understanding El Salvador
El Salvador is a small country on the Pacific side of Central America. El Salvador experiences two seasons. Dry season, which is from May to September and wet season which is from October to April. Spanish is the spoken language. There are about 7 million people, and the vast majority is Catholic. El Salvador endured 12 years of civil war ending in 1992. Although the war has long been over, there is still plenty of residual pain lingering from those 12 years. Poverty, lack of education and violence in the home are leading issues within El Salvador. Street Gangs are a violent force most Salvadorians have to deal with on a daily basis. From walking down a street to riding a city bus to living in different areas of El Salvador, Salvadorians have to negotiate with the local gangs.
Although El Salvador is plagued with much opposition, making it difficult for people to live simple lives, there is an incredible openness in people’s hearts. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is radically affecting lives in Central America, and Kings Castle has the amazing privilege of being in the heart of the action.
Facts about El Salvador
The following link is a great site to understanding the structure of El Salvador and it’s current situation.
Traveling now requires a passport. A passport will certainly be needed to travel to El Salvador. This link brings you to the online application process. DO NOT LEAVE THIS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE.
El Salvador uses US currency. The following link with keep you up-to-date on the current exchange rate.
It is always nice to be aware of the weather conditions when traveling. Here is El Salvador’s forecast.
In order to help promote and bring awareness to your Short Term Missions trip, we have assembled some materials for you. All the materials are in a higher quality format, designed for printing, or burning to DVD. Feel free to do either as it relates to your Short Term Missions Trip. The materials can be found online at the following links.
The following packet contains much of the key information of the site, but in a nice printable pdf document. Except for the logo on the front, the rest of the packet is totally open source. What does that mean? It means you can do whatever you want or need to this document.
STM Leadership Packet
The Following is the wiring instructions for sending all team funds to us here in El Salvador.
WIRING INSTRUCTIONS for team funds
Average mission team cost breakdown
General Calendar for a Evangelism ministry team
Parental/participant release consent
Assumption of risk (18+)