MEXICO: Bold Witness Beaten 40 Times

30 January 2024

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

Gabriela lives in a rural village in Oaxaca, Mexico, where members of her Mixteca community adhere to Christo-paganism, a syncretistic blend of pagan practices and Roman Catholicism that is opposed to the gospel.

Gabriela has been bold in sharing her faith within her community, but, because of her boldness, she has been attacked by her neighbours as well as her husband, who is embarrassed by her commitment to Christ.

She has been beaten an estimated 40 times and hospitalised on several occasions. Despite this opposition, she continues to make outreach trips into the Mixteca regions of the mountains of Oaxaca to spread the gospel where few others can go.


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    Thank the Lord for Gabriela’s boldness in sharing Christ with the lost in her community. Ask Him to give her strength and courage as she continues to share with those who have not heard the gospel.

    Pray for Gabriela’s husband. Pray that his heart will soften and that he too will come to know Christ through Gabriela’s witness.

    Pray for Gabriela’s outreach trips in the Mixteca regions of Oaxaca. Pray for her safety as she travels to these regions, pray that she will speak the gospel clearly to those whom she comes in contact with, and ask the Lord to open the hearts of many.

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