Contrary to what one may think about the land in Mexico, only 10% is arable land. Mexico has a wide range of topography from rainforests to volcanic plateaus and mountains. It is also diverse in people groups from Mestizo (Mexican/Amerindian/Spanish) to Euro-American and Amerindian. The once-sophisticated Aztec Empire was destroyed by the Spanish and smallpox in the early 16th century. Much of its northern territories were lost to the US in the 19th century. Today much of the country is plagued with drug trade. The US shares a responsibility for much of that with our insatiable drug habit. The Catholic church (Vatican) broke away from the Mexican government for 130 years before reconciling again in the 1990’s. Pray that the […]
Mauritania is mostly desert in Western Central Africa. It is divided between White and Black Moors (muslim culture), and Sub-Saharan African. There is alleged slavery between the groups, along with government corruption, and very poor people. It is one of the least reached areas in the world. Pray that the Good News of Jesus Christ will reach these people.
Honduras is a mountainous land with rain forests and fertile coastal plains on both the Caribbean Sea and North Pacific Ocean. It is one of the poorest countries in the Western hemisphere, and was under military rule for most of the 20th century. Evangelism grew significantly in the 1960’s and went from 1% of the population to 23% of the population by the 1990’s, and continues to grow. The biggest concern are the children at risk. More than half of Honduras’ population are children, with the majority living in poverty. Thousands of children attempt to cross to the USA to find family members working there, but most end up incarcerated in Guatemala or Mexico, in terrible conditions. The Pepenadores, or […]
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Sue McCusker is a writer, Bible teacher, and web developer who loves to share the stories of life, hope, and faith she sees around her every day. She has written for Guideposts and Angels on Earth magazines, and teaches the story of God in women's Bible study.