On a recent visit to El Salvador, I learned that gangs are a huge problem in the city of San Salvador. I also learned that children living in poverty are prime targets to be recruited into gangs and sometimes parents will send their children off to school and they never return home because they have been recruited by a gang.
Something else I learned while in El Salvador is that a gang will not recruit someone if they are a Christian. There are parents who will put their child in Compassion’s program to try to help keep them out of gangs. Gang members will even put their own children in the program to keep them safe.
Children go to the Compassion project, learn about Jesus, and bring home what they learn to their family members. Some parents who were gang members have become Christians and left gangs.
Because of the gang problem in El Salvador, I have started a campaign to try to help children in the country who are waiting for sponsors. Wouldn’t it be awesome to see as many of them as possible to be free from the violence that could await them in a gang? Also with a sponsor to share the love of Christ with them they also will know just how truly special they are!
My new campaign can be found at this link -> A Gang of Eleven.
Please take just a few minutes of your time to check out my page and say a prayer for the children on the page.
Also, if you have a facebook, twitter or any sort of place that you can share the link, please please please share it.
Thanks so much for reading and also thank you for your prayers!
In case you missed the link here it is again – A Gang of Eleven
Have a great weekend!
2 thoughts on “A Gang of Eleven”
What a great cause to campaign for. I think it’s so neat that gangs won’t recruit Christians. What a great opportunity for Compassion!!
Thanks Hannah! and yes it is a great opportunity for Compassion 🙂