Latin America Prayer Alert
Peace Treaty Update
Reported by: Russell and Marina Stendal
The population voted down the Colombian Peace Treaty by a fraction of a percent at 50.2. The bilateral ceasefire remains in place and the guerrillas went on record saying they desire to continue negotiations and will not resort to weapons or violence ever again. Even so, uncertainty reigns.
There were many reasons behind the “no” vote and the nation is polarized. Obviously, there are many on both sides unable or unwilling to forgive and forget. The polling was way off, and the tipping point seems to be government negotiators insisting on embedding several paragraphs of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) agenda in the midst of the 276-page Peace Treaty that was destined to become part of the Constitution if approved by the people. They failed to realize over half of the nation took this as a sneaky assault on traditional family and the sanctity of marriage.
A few weeks ago there were massive protests by over a million people against an aggressive and intolerant LGBT agenda that was being imposed on the schools by the lesbian Minister of Education. The President and the Minister were forced to back off and apologize. However, the President turned around and put the same Minister of Education in charge of marshaling a “yes” vote on the Peace Treaty, effectively sealing its fate. To top everything else off, Hurricane Matthew swept the north coast of Colombia with its tail on Election Day causing many people to stay home and not vote in an area that would have predominantly voted “yes”. Please keep us in prayer.
Note from David Witt
CEO, Spirit of Martyrdom
The Scriptures tell us that in the latter days the metaphysical city Babylon will rule the nations. Babylon means confusion. Colombia is in political confusion along with the rest of the geopolitical global landscape. Politics can never offer lasting solutions that stem from spiritual sickness of corrupt hearts. The Word of God is the hope of peace in Colombia and the rest of the world. For this reason, Spirit of Martyrdom is more committed today than ever to continue our distribution of God’s Word via print, audio and radio broadcasts throughout Latin America and the world. During changing times, the opportunity to distribute Bibles in unreached areas is great. Thank you for partnership in expanding access to God’s Word.
If my people, upon whom my name is invoked,
shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face
and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from the heavens
and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14