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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.
June 25, 2020
Not long after a young woman in central Mexico left her abusive husband and their two children, she got involved with another man who beat her – and introduced her to drugs. Lorena tried to leave him, but she was addicted to the drugs only he could provide. Things got worse when she discovered she was pregnant.
January 16, 2020
For an ethnic Mixtec woman like Donaji, nightmares were not just scary but predicted disaster in this world and the next. The 40-year-old fruit-vendor in a remote village of western Mexico believed she was surrounded by gods of rain, trees, mountains, stones and forces in nature telling her she was doomed. No amount of animal sacrifices could ward off the destruction of her soul that the dangers and deaths in her dreams portended.
September 12, 2019
Witchcraft was a way of life for an ethnic Mixtec father of six in a Mexican village who lost his two youngest children to mysterious illnesses. Villagers who relied on his potions and rituals in their yearning to acquire fortune or favor believed that Roberto’s two young sons must have died in a war of spells between him and another specialist in witchcraft – and that his rival’s spell also doomed his other children to die. It took a long, long time for Roberto to realize his perpetual drunken stupor would not take away the pain.
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