A Story of Persecution and Perseverance

Last month in my blog post on persecution in Mexico I mentioned that we had heard of believers in an area where we work who had been run out of their village for their faith.  We had heard this story in passing a few months ago, but weren’t given any more details.  Well, during a trip to that area later last month, God allowed me to meet the family whose story I had referred to. The encounter was entirely unexpected—a truly amazing providence.

To protect their identity, we’ll call them Martín and Rosa. In 2008 they, along with their seven children and his [...]

Mexico on List of 10 Most Violent Countries Toward Christians

The  ”World Watch List” team from Open Doors recently released a new list of the 10 most violent countries in the world toward Christians (HT: Radical.net). Here’s the list (based on the number of actual “persecution incidents” between Nov. 1, 2012, and March 31, 2014, rather than on a country’s general climate of intolerance and persecution):

Nigeria Syria Egypt Central African Republic Mexico Pakistan Colombia India Kenya Iraq Surprisingly, Mexico made it on the list at #5.  I say “surprisingly” because one wouldn’t expect to see Mexico on the list along with countries like Nigeria, Syria, and India—countries notorious for their violent [...]

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