Javier, Katherine and their two children have been displaced multiple times and had their lives threatened by guerrillas who oppose their witness for Christ.
Javier, Katherine and their two children have been displaced multiple times and had their lives threatened by guerrillas who oppose their witness for Christ.
May. 23, 2024 | Colombia

Pastor's Wife Held at Gunpoint

[206] prayers in [14] nations have been posted for Javier and Katherine.

Javier and Katherine lead a church in Buenaventura, considered to be the most dangerous city in Colombia. The couple ministers by caring for the needs of the community, which has drawn negative attention from the guerrillas who control the area. Through Javier and Katherine’s ministry, many have placed their faith in Christ and lives have been transformed, which has brought further opposition. Their lives have been threatened, and they have been forced to move several times, but they remain committed to sharing the hope of Christ. Earlier this year, Katherine was held at gunpoint by her brother-in-law, a guerrilla commander, while Javier was trapped, unable to help her. Though her brother-in-law was initially arrested, officials released him. He has threatened Katherine again, and she and her children have not been able to leave their house since his release. She and the children have also suffered significant chronic health issues.

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  • In the resurrected name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Elohim Chay, Living God, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Pastor Javier, Katherine and family. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father,
    Help Jaview and Katherine stand strong under the pressure they are experiencing because of the tumult in their area. May Katherine's brother in law recognize the emptiness of his life without you and recognize the hope that his sister in law has. May your light shine into the darkness in Colombia and bring healing to those who are oppressed.
    Ross J - USA
  • Father, in the name of Jesus, I ask you to heal Katherine and her children from whatever causes them health problems. I pray you strengthen this family, give them wisdom and boldness, rebuke all fear. Let them feel your arms around them. I pray for the brother-in-law, get his attention, let him know you are real. Holy Ghost, move in this situation.
    Polly C - USA
  • Father we lift up this precious family to You, Lord. May they know Your presence and peace during this time of persecution. Supply their every need physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Give them rest so their bodies can heal, placing Your hand of healing upon them. Open this brother in law's eyes to salvation
    kathleen r - USA
  • Lord,
    Thank You for Javier and Katherine and their willingness to serve You and the people of Colombia, despite intense persecution from their own families. I pray that You would heal Katherine and her children from their chronic health issues and that they would be able to travel freely without fear of harm. May guerrillas come to know Christ as Lord.
    Lysander S - USA
  • In the name of Lord Jesus, our heavenly Father, Adonai, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Javier, Katherine and family. We ask for a hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Precious Lord, please look upon these, Your precious children and hear their cry for help and mercy. Bless them openly, make them brave and show all that You alone are God. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
    MARANATHA!
    Della H - USA
  • Almighty Father, we pray your protection of this dear family as they witness of the love of Jesus. Go before them and soften the hearts of men and may even just one see and experience saving of Jesus. Grant peace to Javier and Katherine and grant them grace to continue with your strength sharing Jesus. Be glorified O God! In Jesus name Pat US
    Patricia S - USA
  • In the forgiving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Jehovah Jireh, God Who provides as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Javier, Katherine and family. We ask for provision, a hedge of protection and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Father, please soften the heart of Katherine's brother in law toward the gospel and let him influence his fellow guerrilas to favor Javier and his family. Meet this guerrilla with your gospel at the point of his greatest need. Bring repentance to the guerillas and born again conversion to Christ. Let guerrilas see the Jesus film. Disciple them. Amen.
    Danae V - USA
  • Lord I pray psalm 91 over this precious family. Keep Javier, Kathrine and their children with eyes fixed on their precious savior! You reign in victory and your dominion rules over all! Satan has no power over Columbia! Let light chase the darkness away and the persecutors become proclaimers by the power of the Holy Spirit! Show your victory!
    Atacy U - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Colombia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Specifically, bring guerrillas to repentance, particularly in Buenaventura. May all Colombia be saved. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father I amen these previous prayers. I pray You bring Your visions & dreams to Javier's brother; make him a vessel for You rather than Satan. You can change anyone. Glorify Your Name through this. Cast out the spirit of fear from Katherine, Your Hedge of Protection around her, husband, & children. Bless them. In Jesus' Mighty Name amen.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Ps 64: hear our voices, O God, as we pray for Javier & Catherine & their children. Preserve their lives from fear of the enemy; hide them from the secret plots of the wicked. Open the eyes of the hearts of their family to Your love & truth. Please provide emotional & physical comfort & healing for this family & enlarge their work in Columbia
    Julie C - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Colombia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring guerrillas, especially in Buenaventura, to repentance. Sustain the ministry of Javier, Katherine & their church. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, may Javier and Katherine be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. It's not by human strength or power, but by Your Holy Spirit that these natural and supernatural strongholds will be brought down and destroyed. May Your angelic host wage war against the forces of darkness that threaten and harass Javier, Katherine, and their children.
    Patrick V - USA
  • Lord i lift my brother & sisters to you praying for their protection, for your mighty hand to continue to be upon them & to help their health as well. Please continue to use & speak through Javier & Katherine where you have them & their children, & move in the hearts of those who are against them. Please help their faith to remain strong Lord, AMEN!
    Niccole E - USA
  • Father God, I praise You, and ask You to help my brethren, Javier and Katherine. Please put a hedge of protection around them, Father, to keep them safe and protected from their enemies, especially the brother-in-law. They are Your devoted servants, Father. Thank You, Heavenly Father. In Jesus's Name I pray. Amen.
    Mary I - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Colombia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring guerrillas, especially in Buenaventura, to repentance. Sustain Javier, Katherine, their church & others like them. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Colombia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring guerrillas, especially in Buenaventura & who target believers like Javier & Katherine, to repentance. Save all Colombia. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Father, I see Your beauty & joy in their faces & in Jesus Name, may nothing ever take that away! Lord, may their faith be as gold strengthened in these fires IN Your mighty name. Lift up other believers around them also. Speak peace, courage, grace to their hearts. May the persecutors also hear You speaking to their hearts. May they tire of evilIJ
    Lisa T - USA
  • Almighty God, I thank You that Katherine's life was spared. I pray this family would continue serving You in this spiritual darkness until You lead them elsewhere. I pray You would heal Katherine & the children from all of their health issues. I pray for the faithfulness of each new believer, and pray each guerilla would repent of their sins.
    Curtis M - USA
  • Dear family in Christ- I pray for you every day. God is faithful and he hears our prayers. I believe he's coming back soon and how glorious it will be when we see Jesus face to face. The Apostle Paul and so many of our brothers and sisters fought the good fight. Stand fast. Look up. Our redemption draws nigh.
    Susan R - USA
  • Father God, thank you for protecting Katherine and I ask that you would continue to be her Protector. Please keep this family safe and strengthen them as they minister to the community and share the hope they have in Jesus Christ.I pray that you will continue to draw people in Colombia to faith in Jesus Christ.Spread the gospel to the guerrillas there.
    Julia F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Colombia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Bring guerrillas, including those who targeted Javier & Katherine, to repentance. And so may all Colombia be saved. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Heavenly Father, we lift up Javier, Katherine and their children to you in Jesus' name. Please bring healing to Katherine and the children and protection from evil men who seek to harm them. We pray that you would continue to bless them in their ministry and we thank you for the fruitful work they have been doing!
    Matthew E - USA
  • through the eye of the needle is the Presence of God. wait for him. on the cross. endure as Christ. body and blood. surrender to God's Will with humility. Holy Spirit protects you. all that is given is to glorify God. remember who you are in Christ. you are not alone. harvest time will come in the resurrection. Thank you Jesus Amen.
    Nicole P - USA
  • In the saving name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Yeshua, Our Savior, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for saving Javier and Katherine and family from sins. We ask for a safe place, provision, a hedge of protection, and angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for believers in Colombia: Protect, provide for, comfort, strengthen, encourage & guide them. May they stay strong & united in faith, hope & love, committed to Christ. I praise You for their faith! Specifically, bring guerrillas, including those who targeted Javier & Katherine, to repentance. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Jesus, come to the assistance of Javier and Katherine. Thank You for their bold witness to those suffering. Please guard their lives and the lives of their children. Many many come to know You because of their witness. May even some of the guerrillas come to know You because of them. Send Your Holy Spirit to give them wisdom and discernment.
    Patrecia J - USA
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