1/28/2016 Mexico (International Christian Concern)
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on the afternoon of January 26, 10 Christian families consisting of 18 adults and 10 children were expelled from the community of Tuxpan de Bolanos in the state of Jalisco, Mexico for refusing to recant their faith. At 3 p.m., a town assembly agreement to evict these families from the community was executed by local citizens who gathered the Baptist believers into a pickup truck and abandoned them in the nearby mountains. Currently, the regional president of the Baptist community, Omar Rodriguez, has made arrangements with the city government of Guadalajara to house the expelled families, while the city has also been asked to dispatch police patrols to transport them to safety.
- Pray for the protection and safety of the 10 Christian families who were expelled from their homes for refusing to recant their faith
- Pray that the government of Mexico will intervene and reinstate the freedom of worship that their constitution is meant to guarantee for all religious minorities
- Pray that Senator Marco Rubio will continue to speak out for minority Christians in Mexico and that the government of Mexico will no longer ignore this persecution