Monday, January 18, 2010

Kevin's companion has been transferred and Kevin will travel to San Salvador on Wednesday to meet his new companion - fresh from the MTC. Being a trainer after being in the country only four months will be a real opportunity.

Since Kevin didn't send a picture, I thought I would do a little research so as to assess the opportunity for sharing the gospel. Here is some information from Wikipedia.

El Salvador's population numbers about 7,066,403 with 90% identifying as Mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European). 9% of the Salvadoran population are white… About 1% is of indigenous origin (Pipil). Very few Amerindians have retained their customs and traditions, having over time assimilated into the dominant Mestizo/Spanish culture.

According to an October 2006 survey by the Technological University Public Opinion Center, 48% of the population was Roman Catholic, while some 28.2% are members of Protestant churches. Groups that constitute less than 5 percent of the population include Jehovah's Witnesses, and Mormons; 14.6 percent are not affiliated with any religious group.

So, if Mormons are 4%, that means there are about 6,784,000 people who need the gospel. He has a lot to get done in 18 monhts.

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