Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Open Doors: Honduras

Repeated Attack on a Pastor in Honduras

Misael Argeñal, a pastor of a large church in Honduras, was beaten and robbed last month for the second time in three years. According to Compass Direct News, organized criminals who oppose his stand against violence may be behind the attacks. Highway robbers stopped him, beat him, and held him hostage for one hour. They robbed him not only of electronic equipment but also took the clothes he was wearing.“It was an act of intimidation to stop my work,” the pastor said. A week before the attack, Argeñal told Spanish-language TV network Univision that two men dressed as policemen on a motorcycle followed him as he left his 25,000-member, La Cosecha (The Harvest) church. “They told me that if I didn’t stop (my ministry) they would kill me,” Argeñal said.
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Please pray:
  • For Argeñal’s health and that he will continue to be bold in preaching the gospel. (Job 33:26)
  • That his church will grow even larger than it is today with active members willing to serve God and share His truth. (Ezekiel 36:10)
  • For the salvation of the perpetrators of this attack. (Psalm 67:2)

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