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Suspected Drug Traffickers Kidnap Pastor in Mexico
Some 500 worshippers were gathered for last Sundayâ€™s (April 10) worship service at the Christian Center El Shaddai in the Mexican city of LÃ¡zaro CÃ¡rdenas, Michoacan at about 8:15 a.m. when four masked men burst in firing machine guns into the air.
The following day, the pastorâ€™s family received news that the criminals wanted a ransom of 20 million pesos (US$1.7 million). Even if the family could raise such an immense sum â€“ considered doubtful â€“ payment would not guarantee that the victim would be returned alive....
This is a sad occurrence. Protestants, do not have it easy in Mexico. You notice they didn't kidnap a priest? This type of terrorism makes it very difficult for American missionaries to preach the Word in Mexico, as Mike Gendron did sometime back, The Joy of Witnessing to Catholics.