A group of Christians in Oaxaca state recently celebrated baptism to proclaim their faith publicly in spite of ongoing opposition from their community.
A group of Christians in Oaxaca state recently celebrated baptism to proclaim their faith publicly in spite of ongoing opposition from their community.
May. 26, 2022 | Mexico

New Believers Celebrate Baptism Amid Community Pressure

[156] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Christians in Oaxaca state.

Christians in Oaxaca state recently celebrated baptism to proclaim their faith publicly despite ongoing opposition from their community. In the past few years, members of the community have openly opposed the Christians, making false accusations against them, calling them thieves, destroying their homes and shooting at them randomly. Because of this hostility, the Christians planned a baptism celebration, expecting members of the community to oppose or prevent the gathering. However, the Christians held the service publicly and the pastor preached the gospel openly, baptizing many new believers in obedience to God’s Word without opposition from the community. Praise God for the believers’ bold obedience in the midst of a hostile community. Pray that their faithful witness will lead others in their community to faith in Christ.

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  • Thank you Lord for the boldness of these believers in Mexico who would stand strong and be baptized in Jesus name. I pray Lord that those in the community will see their changed lives. Fill them with peace and joy and love to share the gospel of Christ. In Jesus name
    Linda B - USA
  • Lord, we praise and thank You for the believers who have boldly and publicly declare their faith in Jesus through baptism and we ask for a protective hedge to be raised up around their lives and their gathering but we also recognize that the devil will bring a full frontal assault and we ask that they would stand firm and gird up their loins for battle
    Forrest B - USA
  • Our Father, thank You that the open baptism ceremony went without opposition. May there have been seeds planted as the Gospel was preached. Bring renewal and refreshment to this community, and especially for Your children. In Jesus' name, Amen
    Elizabeth S - USA
  • In the loving words of Jesus, our heavenly Father, the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Christian in Oaxaca. We pray for comfort, to direct their steps, for a hedge of protection, angels to surround and directly from heaven to minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, You do above and beyond what we could ask or think. Thank You for the peaceful baptisms, and opportunity to declare the gospel. Use the faithful testimony of believers in this area. Draw many into the kingdom as they return good for evil. As they love those who persecute them. As they demonstrate their faith through word and deed to unbelievers.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, I pray that many souls will be added to the Kingdom as a result of their faithful witness . Thank You . In Jesus mighty name . Amen
    Ann S - USA
  • Thank You for these dear believers. May they continue to be strengthened to boldly stand for You, and may their faith grow as they walk in obedience. I pray for many opportunities to share the gospel, and that their lives would be used to cause many to come to know You. Please give them wisdom and love for their daily decisions.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the loving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Megan, our Shield, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of new believers in Oaxaca. We ask that they walk with the wise, a hedge of protection, angels to surround and directly minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Praise God. Praying
    Anne Margaret H - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for our brothers and sisters in Oaxaca state and their boldness in publicly holding a baptism service even in the face of expected opposition. We praise You for their obedience amidst hostility and thank You that they were able to baptize peacefully. May their faithful witness lead others in their community to faith in Christ.
    Lysander S - USA
  • Father God to you goes the glory. Praise God under fear of retaliation this baptism occurred and the Good News was preached. May their other activities go as well. Because of their strong faith they may soon be baptizing their oppressors. All things are possible with God. We learn from their strength. Stay safe,stay blessed. In Jesus's holy name. Amen
    Judith B - USA
  • Dear God. Thank You for these faithful believers who follow you despite the persecution. I pray many others in the community will see that You are the only way, truth, and life and they will choose to follow you. Please bless the believers in many ways for their faithfulness. In Jesus name. Amen
    John S - USA
  • Lord I lift up the believers in Oaxaca state, Mexico. May these baptisms set hearts on fire, so that many many people would be drawn to you. Father God I pray for revival in Oaxaca state, send your Holy Spirit to work in the hearts and minds of the people! In Jesus name, Amen!
    Mike M - USA
  • Praise You Father for this beautiful day full of baptisms & worship of You. May they be blessed as they reflect on this day. Let them be reminded of the beautiful shadow of Your wing over them at all times. May they be at peace knowing You go before them. We lift up pesecutors that they are drawn to You & reveal Yourself to them. Believing in JN!
    Lisa T - USA
  • Halleluyah! Praise The living GOD!! Halleluyah!!! Father we bless your name for the lives of these Christians in Oaxaca, be thou glorified Oh LORD, may you cause your face to shine on them, may they move from strength to strength forward ever and backwards never till they win the entire Cities for Christ to your glory in JESUS mighty name Amen!
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Father please grow your church in Oaxaca. Encourage your people there to continue in their bold witness for you.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • In the wise name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Christians in Oaxaca. We ask for provision, for wisdom, hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Praise God for giving these new believers to rejoice in You in the midst of trials. Give them courage to withstand trials & be strengthened in Christ. Love of God rule & reign in their lives. Lead them by the hand & give answers to their prayers. May the presence of God indwell in their midst & Draw may to the saving knowledge of Christ Jesus.
    BENEDICTA N - USA
  • Thank you Lord for these believers' boldness in witnessing for you in a very intimidating environment! I pray that their courage would be contagious, that others would repent of their hostility, and that your church there would grow in numbers, strength of character, patient endurance, and favor with the community.
    Margaret M - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father...glory be to you O, Lord..hallelujah! Our brothers and sisters are staying strong! We are overcomes! We follow Lord Jesus. In Jesus name I pray, thank you Lord, Amen.
    Faye S - USA
  • Father God, may these stories of persecution help all believers in Jesus to KNOW how real You are. Good and loving people of God are abused only by evil in this world. I praise You for the confidence You give to those who have trusted in Jesus. Bless the believers In Mexico and may many learn by their example of love how REAL You are in Jesus' name.
    Kathy G - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You for the faith&obedience of the Christians in Oaxaca that they followed Your path for their lives by demonstrating what You have commanded all Christians to do, be baptized. We thank You for protecting them from harm during their baptisms&we ask that through this outward display of love, many more accept You as Lord!
    Donna H - USA
  • Lord I praise You for this bold witness for the believers and for their willingness to continue to lift up Your name. I pray for peace as they continue to disciple the believers and I pray for Your hope to fuel them in continual worship. I pray for the pastors and leaders to seek You whole heartedly and lean on You completely.
    Joy H - USA
  • Thank you Lord for how you gave these believers respite from opposition so they could celebrate the new life they have found in Christ through baptism. Please continue to give them boldness along with winsome love and care for their community and in doing so, bring many more to faith in Christ. Encourage them Lord!
    Jackie V - USA
  • Thank You Jesus for the boldness of these Christians in Oaxaca. Let them be rewarded for their faith by seeing many more come to You. Give heart change to those around who quietly watch the choices this church makes. In Your holy name
    Alison M - USA
  • Lord I thank you for the faith and courage of these believers as they fulfill your commandments. I pray that you would bless them as they go out into their communities and let them be faithful witnesses to those around them. Let others in the community come to faith in Christ because of them. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • To God be the Glory for the things he has done , thank you Father God for such bold step of your servant in obeying the command of king Jesus baptising them in the name of the Father of the Son and the Holy Ghost Mat
    Joyce D - United Kingdom
  • Lord God I thank you and my brothers n sister in the Oaxaca body of Christ for their faithful proclaiming of the gospel despite opposition , may your hand be upon them blessing them with peace ,joy and strength of faith , may you add to their numbers as the love of Jesus for those in their community is lived out thru them In Jesus name !
    Dean B - USA
  • Lord God I thank you and my brothers n sister in the Oaxaca body of Christ for their faithful proclaiming of the gospel despite opposition , may your hand be upon them blessing them with peace ,joy and strength of faith , may you add to their numbers as the love of Jesus for those in their community is lived out thru them In Jesus name !
    Dean B - USA
  • Lord may the faithful witness of your children change the hearts of these who who oppose them. In Jesus name amen.
    David H - USA
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