El Salvador is the smallest and most densely populated country in Central America. In 1980 a twelve-year civil war broke out, the third-longest civil war in Latin America’s history which left the country economically, educationally, spiritually and emotionally wounded and traumatized.
Today El Salvador experiences some of the highest rates of violence in Latin America. In response to this the government has set up countless programs to try and guide youth away from gang membership; so far, its efforts have not succeeded. Sports Outreach believes that Christian discipleship and empowerment opportunities for individuals are the only way to change this!
Sports Outreach is currently engaged in weekly sports training, discipleship, school partnership, and community outreach.
San Marcos, Honduras Outreach:
Every other month the Sports Outreach staff steps over the border and into the lives of hundreds of young students in the community of San Marcos. Sports Outreach lives by the sports ministry model of hope and transformation in each ministry site where we serve. Sports Outreach trained and equipped a local coach to lead a weekly soccer academy. As of May 2019, we celebrate 1 year of local soccer outreach in Honduras!