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According to an October 4 report from Compass Direct, the town council of San Nicolas, near Ixmiquilpan in Hidalgo State, Mexico voted on October 1 to expel the town's 150 evangelicals. The intent is to "end the evangelical religion" in San Nicolas. A local Catholic priest has attempted to persuade the town to practice religious freedom. At one point, he announced over a loudspeaker, "We are all children of God." The townspeople cut off his loudspeaker and one of the town leaders threatened to kill any reporter who repeated the priest's message. An inter-religious council is attempting to mediate to prevent the expulsion of the evangelicals.

(Source: Compass Direct)

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By supporting a field office in Mexico, VOMC is able to serve as a bridge between persecuted Christians residing within the country and fellow believers located in other parts of the world. The office in Mexico, which is prepared to respond to cases of persecution with spiritual support and humanitarian aid, also conducts training sessions for Mexican Christian leaders and teachers.

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Country Information

Population
130,207,371 (July 2021 est.)

Ethnicity (%)
Mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) (62), Predominantly Amerindian (21), Amerindian (7), other (10)

Religion (%)
Roman Catholic/Syncretism (78) Evangelical (11.2) unaffiliated (10.6)

Leader
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (2018)

Government type
Federal presidential republic

Legal system
Civil law system with US constitutional law influence; judicial review of legislative acts

Source: CIA World Factbook

Pray for Mexico

Pray that the Christians residing within these regions will exemplify the grace of God toward those who oppose them. May these believers be further strengthened and encouraged to continue faithfully sharing the Gospel and demonstrating the love of Jesus. Ask the Lord to abundantly bless and multiply their efforts, resulting in a great harvest of lasting spiritual fruit in the lives of those within their communities and beyond – impacting the nation of Mexico as a whole.

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