Persecution in Chiapas

In news on February 23, 2008 at 10:50 pm

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Please note, the next section is very graphic. This month there is a story of Lorenzo who had been a Christian for 2 years when he got married. Soon after, he went into the village of Jomalho where the villagers were not fond of evangelical Christians. When the villagers found out who he was, they began to form a mob. From the article:

…but Lorenzo was captured by the angry mob. As the villagers beat and kicked him, Lorenzo screamed, “Don’t kill me! Don’t kill me! I’m young and just got married!”

The mob tied a rope around Lorenzo’s neck, and the sobbing newlywed was forced to dig his own grave. Witnesses say some villagers smashed Lorenzo’s teeth and then gouged out both his eyes. Several men tugged on one end of the noose while others pulled on the opposite end. They choked Lorenzo to death, threw his lifeless, battered body in the shallow grave and smashed his skull with rocks. They filled in the grave with dirt and returned to their homes and businesses as if nothing had happened.

I had never heard of Chiapas. Please pray for Lorenzo’s family and his new wife. Please pray for the church to be excellent witnesses to those who seek to expel Christ from their country.


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