Rodrigo and Astrid are concerned about their grandchildren, who have been targeted by Colombia's violent Marxist guerrillas.
Rodrigo and Astrid are concerned about their grandchildren, who have been targeted by Colombia's violent Marxist guerrillas.
Jun. 27, 2024 | Colombia

Young People Vulnerable to Guerrilla Recruitment

[130] prayers in [9] nations have been posted for Rodrigo and Astrid.

Rodrigo and Astrid have planted eight churches in the region of Sucre, one of Colombia’s “red zones,” or dangerous areas controlled by guerrilla activity. The guerrillas have extorted them, prohibited them from having services, issued curfews and threatened them. Their oldest grandson has a child with a guerrilla officer, and they fear for his life and the life of their 4-year-old great-granddaughter. Their 14-year-old grandson, who lives with them, has also shared his desire to join a guerrilla group, enticed through the promise of material gifts and financial incentives. The couple request prayer for their family and for the other young people in their communities who are vulnerable to the guerrillas’ promises.

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  • Dear family in Christ- I pray for you and your family. Praise God for your faithful stand for Christ. The time is drawing short and Jesus is coming soon. Matthew 5:12- great is your reward in heaven. Don't be afraid, only believe. May God bless you and keep you in His hand. Much love. In the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.
    Susan R - USA
  • Lord God, I pray that You would strengthen Rodrigo and Astrid; may they have increased faith to trust Your goodness and Your care for their family. Please give them wisdom to know how to disciple their grandchildren and how to respond to these threats. I pray that their grandchildren would see through the lies and come to know and follow You instead.
    Danielle H - USA
  • In the saving name of Yeshua, our heavenly Father Yahweh, God Who saves, as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Rodrigo and Astrid. We ask for deliverance, hedge of protection, and heavenly angels to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear Heavenly Father, You say in the bible says in 1 Peter 5:8 "Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy the devil, He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour." Please keep the innocent children safe from his schemes. We pray for all those who are being offered riches from the devil's workers - the Guerillas, Save Them Lord
    Donna H - USA
  • Lord I pray for the grandson who is enticed by the wealth of this world. I pray for him to be shown the reality of the guerilla life and for the scales and blindness to come off. I pray for him to have wisdom and discerment and be aware of the real evil that is there. I pray for Rodrigo and Astrid to have wisdom with their family members and Your words
    Joy H - USA
  • Father God, grant wisdom and peace to Rodrigo and Astrid as they provide leadership to their children and grandchildren in addition to the church leadership in standing firm against the darkness ushered in by guerrilla warfare. Grant them the boldness they need to stand against all forms of manipulation and seduction in their communities, amen.
    Forrest B - USA
  • Father God, I pray that you will push back the forces of evil in Colombia in the name of Jesus Christ and help the young people to have wisdom and guidance to resist evil and live their lives pursuing Jesus and Your Kingdom. I pray that the gospel will be powerful and draw many to faith and repentance. I pray that you will comfort these people, Amen.
    Julia F - USA
  • In the living name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Yahweh, God of living as brothers and sisters in Christ we praise You for faithfulness of Rodrigo and Astrid. We praise You that they are chosen instruments. We ask for hedge of protection, angels direct from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen
    Gary F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Rodrigo, Astrid & the 8 churches they planted. 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! Shield their young from the lies & lurs of guerillas to their lifestyles. May all Colombia be saved. Amen
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Heavenly I amen these previous prayers. You O Lord are a shield all about these young ones: give them the eyes to see through deception. You give them hope; show them serving You one day is better than thousands elsewhere. Show them. Give them a heart to love You. May they see Jehovah-Jireh & the God who cares for their family. IJ Holy NA.
    Johnathan K - USA
  • Lord God Almighty, there is nothing too hard for you. We call upon you to arise in this family and let your enemies scatter. let the wickedness of the wicked come to end so that the grandchildren of Rodrigo and Astrid will possess the gates of their enemies as ambassadors of the kingdom of God. Ia sk all that in the name of Jesus.
    Dumezweni M - South Africa
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Rodrigo, Astrid & the 8 churches they planted: 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! Shield their youth from guerrillas' lies & lures to their lifestyle. May all Colombia be saved. Amen.

    Lisa D - USA
  • For greater is the JOY of knowing You and serving You than the "promise" of material & financial gain of this world. May their families spiritual ears open that they may hear, eyes open that they may see, and hearts open that they may receive the blessed gift of salvation through Yahusha Ha'Mashiach The Son of The Most High, Yahuah our Elohiym.
    Yahleah M - USA
  • Abba Father I give praise to You for brother Rodrigo and sister Astrid for their faithfulness in prayer and service. Bless them indeed I pray and enlarge their territory. I pray a hedge of protection around them and ask that You would open the spiritual eyes of their family members and others that they may see their need for YOU...(cont. next page)
    Yahleah M - USA
  • Help these men with their concerns about their grandchildren. Help Columbia defeat this evil and give these young the strength to resist this wickedness.
    Debbie V - USA
  • Oh the heartache that Rodrigo & Astrid must feel in concern for their grandchildren! O Lord, remind them you know that pain as your children have often been harmed by the influence of evil groups. May you deliver their grandchildren from these ideologies and change their hearts and mindsets. Be these grandparents Prince of Peace while they wait. Amen.
    Diana F - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Rodrigo, Astrid & 8 churches they planted: 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! Shield their youth from guerrillas' efforts to lure them into their lifestyles. May all Colombia be saved. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Rodrigo, Astrid & the 8 churches they planted: 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, shield their young from the lures of guerrillas recruitment efforts. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Dear Lord, Comfort this family and turn the hearts of their grandchildren and other young people in the community away from involvement in a guerrilla group and toward God. In Jesus' Name, Amen.
    Dara W - USA
  • Dad, protect these children and this family ! In Jesus " name
    Rafael G - USA
  • Father of the needy and downtrodden, I pray for brother Rodrigo and Astrid as they are weighted down with their young ones who are lured by Satan away from family. Lord, may You turn them around thru repentance and may Your word find a place in their hearts. Lord cause them to repent and seek the Lord Jesus. May they see hope in Jesus and nothing else
    joey S - USA
  • Father, may the young people not be enticed to join the guerillas. Thwart the deception of the guerillas and may their recruitment efforts fail in every situation. Grant Rodrigo and Astrid endurance, wisdom, and hope, leading the churches to stand firm in faith and conviction. May the guerillas repent and believe that Jesus is Lord and Savior.
    Beth P - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Rodrigo, Astrid & the 8 churches they planted: 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, protect their youth for the lures of guerillas to their lifestyles. In Jesus' Name. Amen.
    Lisa D - USA
  • Lord Jesus, our battles are not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers in the heavenly realms. Lord Jesus have the victory in the lives of all the family members of Rodrigo and Astrid, faithfully serving You in Colombia. Let Your kingdom come.
    Andrew S - USA
  • God, You know the struggles, the fears, and the pain Rodrigo and Astrid face. Please keep their family strong in the faith; keep their grandson away from evil. Please turn every member of their family to You, and help them to stand strong in the faith. Keep them safe. Let their churches grow, let their hearts be made glad, like Paul's. Bless their work
    Kesse R - USA
  • Dear God & Father, I pray for Rodrigo, Astrid & the 8 churches they planted: 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, shield their youth from falling for the recruiting lures of guerrillas. In Jesus' Name. Ame
    Lisa D - USA
  • In the Spirit name of Jesus, our heavenly Father, Holy Spirit, as brothers and sisters in Christ, we praise You for faithfulness of Rodrigo, Astrid, children and grandchildren.. We ask for a filing of Your Spirit, a hedge of protection, angels directly from heaven to encamp around and minister to them. Amen.

    Gary F - USA
  • Lord thank You for Rodrigo and Astrid and their faith to follow You no matter the circumstances. Give them peace and comfort to trust in You for their grandchildren's' lives to not fall into the path of the guerillas and their enticement. Help Your Holy Spirit to make a difference in the lives of the guerillas and help them to faith in You. In Jesus
    Cynthia H - USA
  • Father, our youth are vulnerable to those who would use them for evil. I pray for them all. Protect them from the evil intentions of those who wish them harm. Thwart the efforts to entice them from what is right. May they clearly see You working in their lives and cause them to turn away. In Him, Amen
    Connie A - USA
  • Lord, we pray for an end to these guerrilla groups that destroy families. How evil to offer finances and gifts to lure young people in only to have them destroyed by this poison. Lord, strengthen Rodrigo and Astrid's family through the power of the Holy Spirit to resist these temptations and may they gain more ground for the Glory of Your Kingdom!
    scott L - USA
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