Greg Musselman of Voice of the Martyrs Canada, who has recently returned from Colombia, reports that a bomb blast took place near the home of one of VOM’s in-country ministry partners, causing terrible destruction in the neighbouring area.
This former FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) commander-turned-evangelist is not sure if the blast was meant as a warning for him to cease his Christian activity.
This particular bombing incident, which took place in the country’s Cauca state, has caused injuries to at least nine victims, including children. Police commander Ricardo Augusto Alarcon states that the explosion has also left a six-foot deep hole in the road and damaged at least 10 houses.
The police are blaming Colombia’s largest rebel group, FARC, for the attack, specifically the group’s 6th Front, which operates in the area and controls much of the marijuana production in Cauca.
Although VOM’s dedicated ministry partner is well aware of the dangers he and his family are facing while spreading the message of God’s love, such acts of violence and terrorism will not deter him from continuing the work of the ministry.
Sources: Colombia Reports, Voice of the Martyrs Canada
- Thank the Lord for this faithful worker. Pray the Lord will protect him, his family and his contacts. Pray for those suffering injury as a result of the blast.
- Ask the Lord to intervene in Colombia’s troublesome areas where different factions of the FARC terrorist group are threatening the safety, well-being and peace of the country’s citizens.
- Pray for the members of the FARC. May the Lord work in their hearts and minds to reveal Himself to many.