Pastor Roberto Perez in Vaupes, Colombia


“When I was preparing my sermon for our service, the guerrillas came into the church and started to yell at me. One of them told me that I must leave the region or I would be killed,” says Pastor Roberto Perez in Vaupes, Colombia. “I knelt and took my Bible in my arms, and I started to pray. Suddenly he began to destroy the chairs with a machete. When he got close to me, I kept silent on my knees, praying. He tried to hit me, but thanks to the mercy of God, his attempt failed. In these moments my soul was connected with heaven; I knew that nobody could take my life without the permission of God.” The guerrillas consider the church to be their main and worst enemy. This is because pastors talk about peace, and the guerrillas have experienced that when believers pray, their violent plans crumble. In the case of Pastor Roberto, they were upset because the gospel began to spread in a region which had been largely under their control. Please pray for Pastor Roberto, his family, and other Christians in the region who are vulnerable to attack. Find out more about persecution in Colombia here:

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Published by Julian Kennedy

Bus pass carrying 67 year old disciple of Jesus Christ. Member and deacon of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church, Ballymena. Married to Marianna. Son Joseph at home. Two daughters Marie Isabel and Kirsty in England. Enjoys keeping fit (including indoor rowing), watching track and field, nature and nature documentries. Got hip replacement in April 2014 and major surgery to re-align right knee in November 2017. Blessed in the Covenant love of God in Christ. Retired Emergency Medicine Specialty Doctor.

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