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Thirty evangelical Protestants in Chiapas, Mexico were expelled by local community leaders and saw their homes and property destroyed on 4 January.

This incident continues a trend of hostilities against Protestants in rural Mexico and this village specifically.

Despite state and federal officials being notified of these illegal acts, the Mexican government continues to ignore pleas from Protestant villagers to enforce laws protecting their freedom of worship.

This situation is indicative of a rising trend of persecution against religious minorities in rural Mexico.

Source: International Christian Concern

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the protection of the 30 Protestants who were expelled from their homes and had their properties destroyed.
  • Pray that the indigenous Christians of Chiapas will stand strong in Christ despite threats from village leaders to conform.
  • Pray that the government of Mexico will take action against the village leaders who are committing blatant religious persecution.

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