Kidnappers Demand Hefty Ransom for Colombian Pastor

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March 25 was a special Sunday for the 18,000 evangelical Christians who attend the Bethesda Missionary Center church in Bogota, Colombia. It marked the fortieth day of captivity for their pastor, Jorge Enrique Gomez, kidnapped on Valentine's Day by a band of heavily armed men.

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Prominent Columbia Pastor Kidnapped

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On February 14, unidentified armed men kidnapped Pastor Jorge Enrique Gomez outside of Bogota, Columbia. Pastor Jorge Gomez is well known in Columbia. He is the pastor of the largest evangelical church in the country, with more than 20,000 members with a chain of eight radio stations located in different cities.

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Imprisoned Evangelicals in Chiapas Hope for Justice

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Chiapas evangelicals accused of taking part in the Acteal Massacre are dismayed that after almost three years in prison, many among them have not received justice. But they remain hopeful that the state's new governor will see that justice is done.

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Colombian Violence is Forcing Ministries to Re-Think Plans

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Amid Colombia's rising tide of violence between rebels, paramilitaries and the nation's army, its people need help and encouragement more than ever. But the danger has forced many international ministries working in the country to re-think plans or even consider pulling out.

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Evangelical Christians in Bolivia Caught in Local Coca War

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The violent October protests that rocked Bolivia, causing 12 deaths, scores of injuries and millions of dollars in damages, embodied one more local clash in the international drug war. The conflict has pitted the government, which is implementing a plan to eradicate the coca plant, the raw material from which cocaine is produced, against peasant farmers from the tropical Chapare region, where 90 percent of the country's illicit coca crop is grown.

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