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A city in Mexico

Two missionaries with Christian Aid Mission went to serve amongst the Triqui people of Oaxaca, Mexico, several years ago. Because the village had restrictions on expressing religious beliefs, the women knew they would need to be accepted by the community before sharing their faith in Christ. Therefore, they set up a bakery and, through this business, had opportunities to build relationships and present the Gospel.

Recently, local authorities came to the women and demanded their attendance at a meeting. A group of 40 men from the community had gathered at the meeting with accusations that the missionaries were "robbing them of their language." The women were endeavouring to learn the language so they could minister to the people. The two tried to defend themselves, but to no avail. They were told to gather their belongings, leave immediately, and never return.

There is cause to be concerned for other Christians remaining in the village. Tribal villages in southern Mexico are often self-governed and allowed a measure of autonomy by the Mexican government. It is not uncommon for Christian villagers to be driven from their own communities if they do not participate in the region's traditional religious ceremonies.

Prayerfully uphold these expelled missionaries, as they continue sharing their faith in Christ wherever they go. On behalf of the new believers still residing in the village, pray for protection and wisdom. Also ask the Lord to touch the hearts and minds of all the other villagers, that they will be drawn to faith in the Living God.

Current Ministry Project

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.

Project Fund: Relief and Development

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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