This is only part of the battle in Rahuanki.
Six months ago, Inocencio had five families in Rahuanki accept Jesusas their Lord;
and the lion goes on the prowl.
Those families became the local church. After a while they renteda building in which to hold meetings. When this “Christian church” became local knowledge, village officialshad the Christian renters removed.They are now holding meetings in one of the families’ homes, (
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). Some of the residents, beingled by city officials are fearful of Christians infiltrating their “ancestral religion”, steeped in ancient Inca animism.This battle has greatly intensified, now they are trying to have the Christian’s removed from their homes.
Can you imagine having your home taken away … because you are a Christian?
This small group of babyChristians has no one to turn to but Inocencio. Fighting back the tears, Inocencio confessed this burden with theCERT team leader. Thus we pass this spiritual battle on to you … faithful family of CERT and brother Inocencio… knowing our prayers are the greatest weapon. It is written:
“ … your Father Knows what you need before you ask him.”
The evening after the clinic, the team participated ina church meeting with the small group of believersand others invited at the clinic.
As the meetingproceeded, God was already there.The team busdriver; who before this night was just a hired busdriver, recognized the need for Quechua language,fetched his Quechua Bible from the bus and pro-ceeded to preach the gospel in their ancestrallanguage.
ALL WERE AMAZED
… the bus driver was not aCERT team member, nor a partner of Inocencios … but a messenger of the Lord, prepared for thismoment. Inocencio, recognizing the anointing,translated in Spanish so all could “hear”.
That small family of believers was so encouraged,
they told the CERT team leader : “even if they takeaway our homes we will not stop being Christians”.
NEWSFLASH … HOT EMAIL FROM PERU
A CERT partner translated this update fromInocencio. “One of the Christian families in Rahuanki had their land confiscated and the community plowed it up. Ino-cencio filed a complaint and the “larger government” warned the local officials about violating constitutional rights.They backed off for a bit, but now they have cut their water off. Inocencio is in the process of filing another complaint.”Incocencio and the small groups of believers scattered throughout the Ancuahasi region are in desperate need of our prayers and support. There is not time to go into the many battles Inocencio and his wife Bertha have endured in Christ.
He has recently received threats from Rahuanki that if he continues to return, they are going to wreck his car.
Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling aroundlike a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. 1 Peter 5:8
An angel disguised as a bus driver, with Sword in hand … slay-ing demons of the darkness in this eternal bale for lost souls