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.