Guerrillas decided these Bibles were a threat.
Guerrillas decided these Bibles were a threat.
Mar. 07, 2019 | Colombia

Guerrillas Burn Bibles

[281] prayers in [19] nations have been posted for Rolo.

Guerrilla fighters burned 60 illustrated Bibles recently and banned the Bibles from their territory, according to a front-line worker in Colombia. The worker, known as Rolo, has distributed Bibles in some of Colombia’s most dangerous regions for years. When guerrilla guards first saw the illustrated Bibles, they assumed they were harmless books for kids, enabling Rolo to carry them into highly restricted areas for Christians. “Someone in leadership actually read it, though,” a VOM worker said, “and they began alerting other guerrilla groups that the books were ‘Christian propaganda.’” Pray that God’s Word will continue to make its way into the hands of Christians living under guerrilla oppression.

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  • Our Father, please send calls of faith to querillas and save them. Thank You for Rolo, please let him live and work for You. Please meet his needs. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
    Merike O - Finland
  • Thank You for our brother Rolo. Protect him, and guide him as he distributes Your Word to those who do not yet know You. Protect the Bibles that have been distributed, and those who read them. Use Your Word to reach even the hearts of the guerilla soldiers. The entrance of Your Word brings light; enable the light to reach those still in darkness.
    Toni D - USA
  • Bring millions to faith in Jesus through your gospel. Grant them peace and joy and eternal hope. Love and life through them. Make them see that you are Lord of all, that your troops outnumber, outrank and over power all of the troops of earth and hell. We are waiting for that time.
    mark m - USA
  • Lord Jesus, let misinformation of the guerilla's stop.Let the kindness and Love that develops from reading your Bible soften the hearts of these guerillas that they may change to become your followers and start to give aid rather than war.Lord let the Bible be passed to as many as can to help, especially those crying out.Help us Jesus.
    Cheryl S - Australia
  • Father, we praise you and glorify your name. Thank you for the courage&strength that you have given Rolo. Pls protect him. Keep him & the others away from danger. Holy Spirit, may the veil that blocks the eyes, hearts & minds of the guerilla be lifted in Jesus' name. Pls impart all your fruits so everyone will turn to Christ. In Jesus' name. Amen
    MJ D - United Arab Emirates
  • Father open up a door for your word among the Columbian people so Rolo and other believers may speak forth the mystery of Christ and your word may spread rapidly and be glorified. Rescue these believers from perverse and evil men. Strengthen and protect them from the evil one. Let them conduct themselves with wisdom toward unbelievers.
    Kendall P - USA
  • Lord, may your work continue in this dangerous country. Break down the hearts of the terrorist, vistit in dreams, do signs and wonders, that change will come. Prepare the hearts of children and parents as your word goes out. Father bless this country as never before with you Spirit, with angels, with your presence that salvation will come.
    kathy C - USA
  • Psalm 1
    4 Not so the wicked!
    They are like chaff
    that the wind blows away.
    5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
    nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
    6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
    but the way of the wicked will perish.
    Layne N - USA
  • Father I pray for protection for your people! I pray that you would guide and direct our paths! I pray Father that you would help the actions of the evangelists to go unseen by their persecutors! Open the eyes of the lost Lord that they would see your glory! I ask and pray in Jesus name, amen.
    Amy R - USA
  • Father God I pray for Rolo for protection as he continue to spread your word in Colombia. Give him the strength and provide support from those touched by your word locally to go to every village and plant seeds of your word into hearts and minds of villagers, communities and families. Let your kingdom come and let your will be done in the name of Jesus
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Heavenly Father, thank for Rolo and his courage to serve you by bringing Bibles to your people of Columbia. Protect your people from the evil one and those guerilla's in Columbia who oppose your Word. May Your Holy Spirit reach the little children and all others who are in need of Your Word. May Rolo's work bring much fruit into Your Kingdom
    Don A - USA
  • Father, I pray by your power that Christian literature and Bibles will continue to make their way into restricted parts of Columbia. We pray that even though the guerrilla groups have been alerted that it will only prove to be what you wanted and that more and more people will be brought to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ who is love.
    Paula L - USA
  • Dear God
    Thank You for brothers like Rolo. May you protect him as he distributes Bible through the jungles of Columbia. May he continue to grow in faith despite persecution. May the seed of love and hope planted in the children grow and in the future they too will share Jesus. God, may the guerrillas also encounter you. In Jesus Name, Amen
    Angelo A - Philippines
  • Holy Spirit, hide the Bibles from the sight of the guerrilas so workers may get Bibles to those that don't have them. Hide Your Word in the hearts of everyone that reads those Bibles that they will have Your Word with them even if the Bibles are taken away. Shelter the workers under your wings, guiding their steps. Get guerrillas to readbelieve Bible.
    Sharon C - USA
  • Father please let Yolo succeed in bringing your word to the children of Columbia. Don't let him be hindered by evil and harm, making his paths and journey safe to reach your children. Bring your wonderful light into Columbia drawing millions of your children to you who have been led astray. Let them seek you with all of their hearts, minds and souls.
    Laurie T - USA
  • Jesus, let the guerrillas curiosity lead them to read the bibles and touch their hearts with your love.
    michele r - USA
  • Father, thank you for the blindness of the enemy You provided. May the seeds planted take root deeply in Your Word that they may have life. Open new doors where others are closed. Provide wisdom to the planners re: Bibles and evangelism. Blind the enemy's eyes that your Word may spread and flourish. Send Holy Spirit for encouragement and strengthAMEN
    Cathy D - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    I pray for Roll and those who have been distributing Bible throughout Columbia. Guide them and protect them. May a way for them to continue to bring Your Word into this darkness. Bring light and healing to that land.
    In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen
    Madison F - USA
  • Heavenly Father, Your Word endures forever! Empower Rolo to continue to distribute Your Word in this area of Colombia. We pray that the bondage these people have suffered under would be released by the power of Your Word, that even the guerrillas would be brought to Your throne of mercy by the power of Your Word bring salvation to many. In Jesus' name
    Pamela S - USA
  • Dear Lord, thank you for the work you do for the least of these. Please continue to bless VOM so your word may reach those who need it most. Soften the hearts of these guerrilla guards and open their minds to a new way of thinking, and living. For Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. You brought an end to FARC, now bring an end to oppression. Amen
    Tracy L - USA
  • Dear Lord thank You for Rolo. Father help him to get these bibles to those who will devour Your Truth and even come alongside Rolo helping him to reach others for Your kingdom. Father send angels before Rolo making a clear path to carry Your Word into areas not open to him before. Give him wisdom, knowledge and revelation to continue Your plan.
    Carol L - USA
  • Father, go before your children and fight the enemy for the sake of the little children. I pray you open a door and give your children wisdom and boldness to walk through it. I pray you speak to the hearts of those who oppose you. may a way for your Word to reach the lost. Speak to all hearts who hold one in their hands, may they feel your Spirit.
    polly c - USA
  • Father, is anything too hard for You?? We know You will get these Bibles into the right hands come what may! Encourage Your people there w Your Word & may those living in darkness seeking You also find Your Word. Goodness & light will triumph over the darkness in Jesus' Name! Blow the dark clouds away! The messengers are hidden in Christ inJesusName
    Lisa T - USA
  • Dear Lord, please send wisdom and clarity for Rolo to know how to keep sharing the Gospel safely. Lead, guide, protect them, and strengthen his faith to stay strong in the face of persecution. Soften the hearts of the enemies so that they, too, will accept the love of Jesus Christ. All things are possible with God.
    Betty A - USA
  • God of Wonders - Please shine your light in the darkness in Columbia. Let your truth be known; let the guerrillas learn of your salvation. Drop the scales from their eyes and let them accept Christ as savior. Thank you for Rolo and others who risk much to minister to the people. Bless them and protect them. Bring the Bibles to all who will read them.
    Liane F - USA
  • Father I pray that many bibles will make it into the hands of believers in Columbia. I pray for Rolo, that he will continue to bring Your Word to Your people and to the lost. I pray that Rolo and others who are bringing in bibles will be creative and persistent in their efforts and that they will rely on you Lord.
    Paul K - USA
  • Dear Lord, Please bless these guerillas with dreams, visions & strong thinking on you. Bring many to know you & let religious tolerance sweep the nation, with religious persecution deemed anathema.
    Bless Rolo & all our brothers & sisters in Colombia. Magnify their faith, love & ministries. Let many be won to you thru their work & witness. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father, I pray that these special Bibles can find their way into these dark areas and that the light of the gospel may free many from the snares of the enemy. We are seeing captives of Satan put down their weapons and surrender to Christ all over the world. Jesus is coming soon and He is at work to win many souls while there is still time. Amen.
    Melody F - USA
  • Lord, thank You for Rolo's faithfulness. Bless his work getting bibles into restricted areas. Please hide the bibles from the view of the guerrillas. Soften the hearts of the guerrillas and bring them to the Way, the Truth and the Life. Praise You, LORD. Amen
    Linda R - USA
  • Father, thank you for Rolo's bold faith. Please keep him encouraged during this setback and give him new creative ways to deliver your word. Fertilize the word already planted in hearts, and speak to the guerrilla fighters thwarting the Christians.
    emily g - USA
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