Pray for them, and others like him!
Revised November 2014: Actual Situation in Mexico to Date
There are a number of families that are still living in government shelters after having been expelled from their communities in 2009 and through 2014 without resolution, or a serious government attempt to attend to their cases; there are over 50 - 70 cases are documented just in the southern state of Chiapas: including those of Chilil, Los Llanos, Matamoros, and Union Juarez. There are evangelicals under siege in many communities in Zapatista autonomous zones in Las Margaritas, Ocosingo, San Cristobal and the Chiapas Highlands areas. The families of Evangelical prisoners from the Acteal case rejoiced for the release of some of their men in 2009, 2010, and recently in 2014, but are still waiting for the Supreme court to release the remaining in prison. Drug cartel violence in the northern states of Chihuahua, Sinaloa, and Tamaulipas has extended throughout Mexico to Michoacan, Guerrero, and though the southern states, into Central America. In 2011, 3 foreign missionaries were killed, and from December of 2010 to June of 2011 3 Evangelical s were murdered in Chiapas. Please keep Mexico in your prayers, and Be A Voice for those who don't have one wherever and whenever you can.
Apr 22, 2009
March was the month dedicated to prayer for the Body of Christ in Colombia. Many in Colombia would prefer to ignore the existence of the rainforest and jungle guerrilla groups that terrorize a large part of primitive Colombia. Just several months ago, a female French-Colombian politician was rescued along with 2 American petroleum workers after being held in the jungle for ransom for more than 8 years. This is big business for them...as they ask 1 million dollars per hostage. The tombstone is that of Bible translator and missionary Chet Bitterman who was kidnapped and killed within a few days of his capture in the 1980's. He had a premonition that the Lord would ask the supreme sacrifice of him...and was willing to go anyway. A happier ending is that of the Russell Stendal family, who ended up as missionaries in Colombia because of the Lord's call on the life of a 4 year old boy. Read his testimonies in the books written by the little boy grown up...Rescue the Captors 1 & 2...Incredible stories that will make your hair stand on end and leave you gasping with laughter at Russell's daring service for the Lord...for the unbelieving Indigena, the fearsome and Godless FARC Guerillas, and their counterparts, the paramilitaries.