WORLD WATCH LIST

Colombia

#30

Criminal groups target, kidnap, and kill Christian leaders.

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“Even though I was afraid, God showed me His powerful protection.”

– Rubén, a believer from Colombia

Country
Profile

Region
Latin America
Sources of persecution
Organised Corruption And Crime
Population
50,576,000
Christian population
48,011,000
Religions
Christianity
Leader
President Ivan Duque Marquez
Score
68
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What Does Persecution Look Like?

Even though Colombia has a high percentage of Christians, believers still face persecution from criminal gangs and indigenous groups. Guerrilla groups threaten, kidnap, and even murder church leaders and those who speak out against crime and corruption. Their children may also be targeted.

Rising secular intolerance means Christians who share their faith face more hostility, verbal abuse, and discrimination.

Who Is Most Vulnerable To Persecution?

Christians who have converted from an indigenous religion are most vulnerable to persecution. These believers face imprisonment, harassment, physical abuse, denial of basic rights and use of their ancestral territory, and forced labour. These forms of persecution are often used to discourage others in indigenous communities from converting to Christianity.

Church leaders and their families are also frequent targets of guerrilla gangs and drug cartels.

PRAY FOR COLOMBIA

– Pray for families struck by criminal violence. Pray for God’s comfort and healing in their lives.

– Pray that persecutors will seek out Jesus. Pray that they will find hope and revival.

– Pray for the wisdom and presence of the Holy Spirit to wash over isolated believers.

Your donation will bring hope to persecuted Christians.

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