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October 7, 2021
All his life, Diego had seen sick people come to his house in Cuba so his mother, a traditional healer in the Santería religion, could fight illnesses with charms, amulets and sorcery. When the young medical student recently became a Christian, his mother saw God’s power in his life. She saw such divine power that she doubted her own traditional healing abilities, but a sick person was at the door asking for her help.
August 12, 2021
Hungover from another night of drinking, a father of five in Brazil recalled that his wife had fled the previous night, figuring she had better chances of survival among wild animals in the jungle than at home with him.
July 15, 2021
Victor lived in a slum area riddled with crime, a red zone where he was constantly on edge to protect the small family he had begun. He struggled to support them as a driver of a three-wheeler taxi. Though raised to worship idols, Victor believed in no gods as he faced the threat of COVID-19 with each passenger he carried.
June 10, 2021
Building long-term relationships of trust is crucial for sharing the gospel in rural areas of Mexico, and for that local missionaries rely on personal interaction – the very thing the coronavirus pandemic curtails.
April 8, 2021
A half a century ago, a man who declared himself the son of God told Brazilian villagers that only those who believed in the large cross he was carrying would be rescued from an imminent, fiery apocalypse.
November 12, 2020
A pit viper bite, rather than a pandemic, was what concerned the parents of a snake-stricken girl in central Colombia. The teenage daughter of local missionaries was bitten by the poisonous snake in a jungle village so remote that access to medical care would take days. “Her parents prayed for her, and they had full confidence that God was almighty to stop and expel that poison from their daughter, and that she would not die,” the leader of the native ministry said.
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