My news searches on Google this week came across an interesting story titled American Evangelists Bring Hope to the Gang Prisons of El Salvador. It describes a Christian evangelism team who perform feats of strength and power while bringing a Gospel message to prison inmates. They've recently been touring the prisons of El Salvador:
The country of El Salvador has been ravaged by over 20 years of civil war and gang violence. The president of El Salvador, Antonio Saca, is searching for peace for his country. He personally invited the Central Oregon based Freedom Team to come and share their message of hope and love. In cooperation with General Prison Director Secretary, Rafael Enriques, from October 12 to October 29, 2008, the Freedom Team visited 12 federal prisons across El Salvador, performing feats of strength and sharing personal testimonies....
The President of El Salvador is hoping for such a change for his country. During the Freedom Team's visit to the federal prisons, over 2600 men and women chose a better way. The prisoners include many members of the 18th street and MS gangs, who have a strong presence in the United States. Many of them defied the authority of their gangs, determined to live a life of freedom and peace.
I pull up many stories of mission trips to El Salvador when I am trolling for news. But this one was unique.