Gospel Unites 1,600 Former Criminals in El Salvador’s ‘Miracle Prison’

(Evangelical Focus) El Salvador, a small country in Central America, has seen how faith in Jesus brings reconciliation between enemies.

In the San Francisco Gotera penitentiary, members of the “maras” gangs MS-13, 18-Surenos and 18-Revolucionarios not only coexist but come together to worship Christ.

A team of journalists of Spanish-speaking newspaper El País has witnessed how hundreds sing songs like: “I will rejoice, I will rejoice, I will rejoice, because the Lord has taken away all my pain and has set me free.” …

Most have been sentenced for murder, violation or extortion. Now they sit on the floor in lines, holding their Bibles. 1,600 prisoners are confined in a prison that was designed for only 200.

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