Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Evangelizing in El Salvador's prisons

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.

5 comments:

alassleves said...

we have had enough christian evangelizing during the last 500 years. it has shown as an effective way to transform human beings into submissive, docile lambs, following the voice of their sheperds, who just ask them to suffer poverty, pay tithes, and expect happiness in heaven, now with the aggravating problem of confusion of cultures, with this gringo version of gospels...presidente saca knows it well.
what perversity there is in presenting the causes of problems as solutions...

Anonymous said...

I myself am going on a missions trip to El Salvador.

the christian life is more then be poor or having to follow a leader.
the shepherd Jesus has given each of us a free choice. we are not slaves to him we are servants. with Salvation comes freedom from sin. and when you have this freedom you have eternal life. I would take being poor if God brought my way. in fact if i was poor it would be better then not having Jesus at all. so let me ask you this, are christian leaders like Bush poor? what kind of Christians are talking about? are you stereotyping Christians? not every christian is poor. the poor have Jesus while the rich are stuck in the world. show me proof that every christian is poor and I'll show your proof that non-Christians have unrest.

alassleves said...

why the gringo god can make all kind of miracles, but never a gringo preacher to learn spanish?...i have always asked this to myself...

Anonymous said...

I have been to a number of prisons in El Salvador. If there is a god, he has forgotten or forsaken Mariona Prison, that is certain. My last visit, the inmates begged me for a bag of water, as they had forgotten what clean water tasted like.

SalvaAlchemist said...

why the gringo god can make all kind of miracles, but never a gringo preacher to learn spanish?...i have always asked this to myself...

The gringo God is more Arab.


Just like I cant understand why immigrants want citizenship and not learn a lick of English?