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 [...]

Mexican Drug Violence and Our Ministry

I was recently asked to participate in a blog interview concerning To Every Tribe.  I was asked specifically about what’s going on in Mexico with the drug war and whether or not things have gotten more dangerous in areas where we work.  I prepared a short answer for the interview and a longer version for this blog.  Here’s the scoop.

The drug war is most certainly escalating and things have definitely gotten more dangerous in Mexico.  What’s going on?  Well, because Mexico stands between the U.S. and South America, it’s estimated that over 70% of the drug flow into the [...]

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