Saturday, July 30, 2011


Feeding Centers from amistadfamiliardesinaloa on Vimeo.

Church: Amistad Familiar
Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Pastor Carlos and Marilu Mariñelarena

Friday, July 15, 2011

Let's HELP STOP...

I received this email and thought it was far too IMPORTANT not to share with everyone! WE need to help STOP THE TRAFFICK.  To learn more visit their website.


What is Human Trafficking?

The race is on!
205 nations from across the world will descend on the UK as it hosts the 2012 Olympics. For many international travel is an opportunity that glitters with hope and promise; a chance to make their dreams of a brighter future come true.
For many this can take an unexpected turn. That one chance for a brighter future, a good job, a better education becomes nothing but a nightmare.

Some may be trafficked into our communities and into the communities hosting the Olympic events.   
Become a friend and help us to beat the traffickers

STOP relies on regular donations to support their trafficking prevention work in the UK and around the world. If you want to do something sign up and
 donate monthly to help:

  • Raise awareness about what trafficking is in communities hosting the Olympics and around the world
  • Equip communities to make it harder for traffickers to operate
  • Make it possible for someone in trouble to know how and where to get help
  • Develop long term anti-trafficking initiatives in the most vulnerable communities worldwide   
People should NOT BE BOUGHT or SOLD! Let's make others AWARE and keep current by visiting STOP THE TRAFFICK BLOG!


Sunday, July 10, 2011


This is long overdue (happened in April 2011) but I just came across it and I'm sharing it directly from PERSECUTION.COM
"Mexico’s rampant drug violence spilled over into the evangelical community in April when a pastor was kidnapped during Sunday morning worship. Four masked men burst into the El Shaddai Christian Center in Lázaro Cárdenas on the morning of April 10 and opened fire with automatic weapons. They then kidnapped the pastor, Josué Ramírez Santiago, in front of 500 helpless worshipers. The kidnappers are thought to be drug traffickers who are active in the Michoacán area. 
Michoacan is the lilac colored state on the Pacific side near the green state of Jalisco

The following day, the kidnappers demanded a ransom of 20 million pesos, or $1.8 million, from the pastor’s family. Even if the family could pay the enormous sum, it would not necessarily guarantee the pastor’s safety.
Arturo Farela, director of the National Fraternity of Evangelical Churches, told Compass Direct News that organized crime syndicates and drug cartels have targeted Christians because they view churches as revenue centers and because churches support programs for the rehabilitation of drug addicts and alcoholics. 
Farela said more than 100 pastors have been kidnapped and 15 murdered in recent years. “Furthermore,” he said, “some 100 Mexican or foreign pastors who lived in Ciudad Juarez have had to abandon the city because of the threats and demands for money. And of course many pastors and their families have been victims of extortion, threats, kidnapping and homicide.” Compass Direct was unable to verify the number of kidnapped and murdered pastors." 
Source: Compass Direct News
Posted: April 19, 2011

Full article in Christianity Today! PLEASE PRAY!
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