Pablo was commissioned to return to his persecutors with the gospel.
Pablo was commissioned to return to his persecutors with the gospel.
Aug. 25, 2022 | Mexico

"Houses of Refuge" Sending Workers to the Harvest

[185] prayers in [15] nations have been posted for Pablo.

In Chiapas, Mexico’s southernmost state, Christian families often lose their livelihood when those opposed to their faith confiscate their land and expel them from their village. A ministry called Houses of Refuge provides one-room homes with a porch and outhouse for such families, and they may stay for up to a year as they try to relocate in an area where they can live free of persecution. The families receive spiritual encouragement as well as hands-on training in cultivating coffee, raising livestock and farming corn and other crops to help them support themselves. Some of the women receive training in how to start and operate a small convenience store. After sensing God’s call, Pablo, a resident at the Houses of Refuge, was commissioned to return to the area where he had previously lived to proclaim the gospel to his persecutors.

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  • Lord Jesus, they persecuted You, You can help Mr. Pablo. He needs Your help and protection. These that have persecuted or might, we call on Your name to shut the lion's mouths. Thank You that You can do this.
    Gustav J - USA
  • Dear family in Christ, in the name of Jesus I pray for strength, comfort, and peace for you and your family. The same God who changed Saul's heart to Paul can still do anything today. Stand strong. Stay bold in your faith. The coming of Jesus to take us all home is getting close. Great is your reward in heaven.
    Susan R - USA
  • Lord I pray for Pablo to be bold and at peace in the strength only you give through the Holy Spirit. Father provide for his needs in every way so that he may not have to focus on that but so that he can focus on ministry. Thanks you for my brothers courage. I praise you Lord that you have worked in his heart that he would trust you at risk to himself.
    Landen R - USA
  • Dear Lord, since You have called Pable, we know that You will equip Pablo. Please help him to be strengthened and fearless as he returns to spread Your good news to his previous prosecutors. We know that his calling is not only for him but more so for his persecutors. Help them to find You & Your gospel and leave all else behind as did the apostle Paul
    Donna H - USA
  • Lord Jesus I lift up my brother Pablo as he boldly goes to his persecutors to speak the gospel that turn. Give him courage and strength to walk in this difficult situation. In Jesus name amen
    David H - USA
  • Oh Lord, how exciting to hear about the Houses of Refuge. Thank You for the creative ways You care for Your people. We ask that they will find comfort and strength there, and like Pablo be equipped to reach our to those who are still living in darkness. May the vision for this ministry spread through the churches in Mexico, supporting them in prayer.
    Toni D - USA
  • Father, thank your for these houses of refuge and the practical and spiritual help they are providing believers who are staying faithful to Jesus when it costs so much. Please protect Pablo. May he live and walk by the Spirit in all that he does and hear Your voice clearly. Soften hearts and open eyes of the persecutors and draw them to Jesus. Amen.
    Vicki Y - USA
  • Lord Jesus, grant grace and strength to Pablo as he returns to his village where he was previously driven out and draw his persecutors to Your throne of grace and convict them of their sin and desperate need for forgiveness. Embolden Pablo to share with confidence the gospel to many in that village and thank You Lord for this Houses of Refuge ministry.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Thank You for Pablo and his desire to reach his persecutors with the gospel. May he have courage and a supernatural love for those he is ministering to. I pray that You would prepare many hearts to hear and receive the gospel, and that people would be changed as they witness Your grace at work in Pablo's life.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the beautiful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovan Shammah, God Who is there, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness and forgiveness given by Pablo and house of refuge. We ask for healing, that they know You are beautiful, You are present, hedge of protection, and angels to surround and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Please bless Pablo. Thank you for his faith and courage. Please work mightily in and through him. May his work bear much fruit.
    Rebecca H - New Zealand
  • God, thank you for placing this desire in Pablo's heart. I pray that your Word would run swiftly and that he would feel the wind of grace at his back. Give him your love for his persecutors. I pray that you would also place ones around him who can be friends and partners in prayer as he labors to see his people know Jesus.
    Sarah C - USA
  • Dear lord thanks for providing for displaced saints and bring salvation to their persecutor and enemy help them change their ways and repent amen
    Sherry S - USA
  • In the name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of House of Refuge and Pablo We praise You that they are in Your hands. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to surround and minister to them Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, we thank you for Pablo's faithfulness and desire to take the Gospel to the area where he previously lived. Grant him supernatural knowledge and strength and protection in Jesus' name to fulfill his commission.
    Matthew E - USA
  • Lors nothing can stop you! Put out your Spirit upon Pablo to preach the Good News to the poor. Those who persecuted him, transform them by the power of Your Word. Use Pablos testimony as a powerful weapon against the evil one. For Pablo is not fighting against flesh and blood but against the dark forces & YOU have overcome already! The battle is done!
    Atacy U - USA
  • Father, thank You for these Houses of Refuge and their ministry to our displaced Mexican brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank You for the spiritual encouragement and hands-on training that each believer receives. As Pablo returns to the area where he previously lived, grant him boldness to declare Your Word and discernment about who to share it with.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Dear Lord, Thank You for Pablo and his faithfulness in sharing the Gospel with his persecutors. I pray that his ministry would be effective and many will come to Christ. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Dear Pablo, as you boldly return to the place where you were persecuted, I pray for God's protection over you. I pray you sense His constant presence and Almighty power, as you witness to those He puts in your path. And I pray for your strength in Him to be renewed each new day, trusting Him to provide all you need as you confidently serve our Lord.
    Annette H - USA
  • Father we blessed your name O LORD for the life of your son Pablo, receive all glory forever in the name of Jesus, Mighty God may you use Pablo to do wonders in the live of his persecutors in the name of Jesus, Use him to change their heart and make them come to Jesus and May their lives never be the same again! in Jesus mighty name Amen!!!
    Chima U - Switzerland
  • Gracious God, We praise You for the faithfulness of these brother and sisters. Lord, as your Gospel goes forth may you give understanding, and repentance to those who hear. Lord, we know you will accomplish that which will give you the most glory! Amen
    Cheryl C - USA
  • Oh Father, thank you for the refuge houses. Thank you for the calling to Pablo. Equip him to spread Truth and the Hravd of Jesus Christ. Cover him with Your armor of protection. May Your presence be felt and made known to those who hear his testimony. May many be won to You Lord. In Jesus name amen.
    Peggy A - USA
  • Dear Lord,
    We praise you for this wonderful Houses of Refuge ministry and all involved in it, and ask your blessings on all involved. And thank you so much for Pablo: please bless him and his ministry Lord. Give him grace, favour, strong reliance on you, and may your Holy Spirit go ahead of him, preparing people's minds. Be with him, please Lord. Amen
    Susan G - Australia
  • Father, Thank you for this amazing outreach to Christian families who have lost their land and were expelled from their homes. I pray that these families will greatly benefit from the spiritual encouragement and the practical help in the hands-on training that they receive through the Houses of Refuge. Provide for their every need.
    Betty D - USA
  • Thank You Holy Father for this wonderfull ministry of Yours. Thank You for using Pablo in a mighty way. Please continue blessing each and everyone whom become Your instruments for work in their communities. To You be the glory. We rejoice with You and praise Your Holy name with each soul You bring home to You. Keep us strong members of Christ Jesus
    Colleen R - USA
  • Dear Father, I thank you so much for Pablo and his bold faith. Please keep him safe as he works among those who were persecuting him. May those who persecuted him see his boldness and come to accept You as Lord and Savior. Please bring a great revival and awakening to Mexico, for Your glory, dear Lord!
    Tricia G - USA
  • In the powerful name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, El Shaddai, God Almighty, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Pablo. We ask that his satisfaction be in Christ, a hedge of protection, and angels directly form heaven to surround and minister to him. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Lord, I thank you for the faithfulness of these brothers and sisters. Please bless Pablo as he carries your message back to those who have persecuted him in the past. Give him the wisdom he needs to speak words of healing and give him the courage to speak boldly in your name. In Jesus's name I pray. Amen.
    Cassie K - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Pablo & many Christian families he left behind: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. May the families rebuild their lives, Pablo effectively serve where called & persecutors repent & believe. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • God of refuge,

    We bless you for raising up these Houses of Refuge. Provide for their needs and unite the residents in your Spirit. Fill them with spiritual gifts to upbuild your church. Rest your hand now especially on Pablo who has been commissioned to return to his persecutors and bear a message of love. Guide him and give him Gospel partners.
    Jim T - USA
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