Category: Latin America

Lindy Lowry - Mar 08, 2019

Hidden Wounds—Christians Say Rape Is ‘Common’ Persecution Method Against Women

Around the world, Increasing numbers of Christian women are doubly vulnerability to persecution—for both their faith and their gender.

Lindy Lowry - Jan 06, 2019

In Colombia, Outspoken Pastor Bravely Fights for Community

Pastor Galarza was the only one on the front lines opposing the intrusion of armed groups into the community—a recognition that would become tragic one Sunday afternoon in this rural town of Colombia.

Lindy Lowry - Dec 14, 2018

Targeted by Guerrilla Soldiers–Rescued Colombian Teens Get New Start

It’s 11 am in the Children’s Center. Today is a special day for 11 young people from the persecuted church in Colombia. Today, they will receive their high school degree in an open auditorium, with an exuberant green all around it. Mario*, a young 16-year-old boy wearing cap and gown, steps up to make his […]

Lindy Lowry - Jun 14, 2018

Persecution on Global Stage at World Cup–7 Participating Countries on World Watch List

Over the next month, we can look to these seven countries on the World Watch List as reminders to pray and as prime examples of how persecution is strengthening the church.

Lindy Lowry - Jan 10, 2018

The 4 Major Trends Influencing Global Christian Persecution

World Watch List research indicates these growing movements are the life-altering forces influencing the persecution of Christians around the world.

Janelle P - Sep 21, 2017

The Gospel Transforms a Child Soldier into Pastor in Colombia

Since childhood, Ruben* was a fierce and feisty fighter who learned to deal with weapons, war and death. He never imagined that, years later, God’s plans for his life would lead him to leave the illegal army, begin a pastoral journey, and today, evangelize to those in arms.

Janelle P - Jul 14, 2017

Why Mexico Is on the Watch List for Persecuted Christians

Why Mexico has such high levels of persecution

Janelle P - Apr 19, 2017

From Mexican Drug Trafficker to Courageous Pastor

Before “Chito” Aguilar found Jesus, he was involved in political subversion and drug cartels in Mexico.

Brian - Mar 01, 2017

Christians in Mexico Face Violent Persecution from Criminal Drug Cartels

The pressure from organized crime and the drug cartels on Christian communities often creates high levels of violence, fear and pushes churches into hiding.

Janelle P - Aug 10, 2016

Colombia: From Widowhood to Hope

Open Doors’ trauma recovery program for Colombian widows has helped turn around the future for 13 women in the Arauca region, where so many Christian wives and families have faced the tragic martyrdom of their husbands and fathers.