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Local Member Of The Church On The Way Safe After Kidnapping

| March 29, 2013 | 1 Comment

A member of The Church on the Way in Valencia is now back home uninjured with his family in Granada Hills after being kidnapped Thursday in Mexico. Kyle Bauer, who is reportedly a grandson of the founder of The Church on the Way in Van Nuys, was not harmed during the kidnapping, according to Pastor […]

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Church bricks up windows, installs traffic-light warning system amid Mexico violence

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

A church in the Mexican city of Monterrey has set up extreme security measures to protect worshippers, bricking up its windows and introducing a traffic light system to warn churchgoers if a crime is taking place nearby. During mass, a green light is activated above a side door of the St. Teresa of Avila church […]

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Gunmen attack church camp-out in Mexico, rape 7

| July 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

TOLUCA, Mexico (AP) — A gang of about a dozen armed people stormed into a church youth camp-out near Mexico City and went on an hours-long rampage of beatings, robberies and rape, authorities said Saturday. Seven girls were raped during the Friday attack and several campers were beaten, according to the state prosecutors office in […]

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Mexican violence scares off U.S. aid missions

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

MEXICO CITY – For two decades, a community hospital in Colorado sent a medical aid mission each year to a remote city in northeast Mexico, treating tens of thousands of low-income residents for free. Dozens of U.S. doctors and dentists, backed up by even more nurses and technicians, would repair cleft palates, take out gall […]

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Violence in Mexico curtailing faith-based missions

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — John and Wanda Casias knew the risks of being missionaries in one of Mexico's most violent, cartel-dominated regions, their children say, but they refused to curtail their work and instead put their ministry ahead of their safety. The couple's slaying this week during a home invasion comes as missionary groups are […]

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INLAND: Churches canceling Mexico missions

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

As drug-related violence continues to ravage parts of Mexico, a mounting number of churches in the Inland area and nationwide are canceling missions for fear that volunteers might get caught up in the maelstrom. Riverside’s Grove Community Church, which has been going to Mexico for 35 years, recently canceled a planned trip for this month […]

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Violence in Mexico Impacts Cross-Border Missionary Work

| February 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

CORPUS CHRISTI – Just one day after two Texas missionaries were found murdered in their home in northern Mexico, churches here in Corpus Christi say they are also being impacted by the drug violence in that country. Local pastors say violence is forcing them to cut back their charitable works in Mexico. "It's so close […]

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Two North Texas missionaries found dead in northern Mexico

| February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

LEWISVILLE — Two missionaries from North Texas were murdered in their home outside the violence-plagued northern industrial city of Monterrey, Mexico, the U.S. Embassy and their family said Wednesday. The U.S. State Department identified the couple as American citizens John and Wanda Sue Casias. “I’m going to miss her, because she’s so loved,” their daughter […]

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Matamoros bishop confirms priest was kidnapped

| October 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Bishop Ruy Rendon has about a month on the job in the Diocese of Matamoros but he's learning that he's got his work cut out for him. At a recent press conference, Bishop Rendon confirmed that Catholic priests in the northeastern Mexico are not immune to the drug cartel violence around them. Bishop Rendon told […]

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Mission trips to Mexico suspended amid perceptions of violence

| June 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

MEXICO CITY (CNS) — American Bob Decker leads mission groups through the ramshackle neighborhoods of Ciudad Acuna, where poorly paid factory workers drawn from impoverished pockets of Mexico originally built tiny cardboard dwellings. The groups deliver sacks of food and household basics to the residents and learn about the neighborhoods, but mostly they listen and […]

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Christians Stay on Mission in Mexico Despite Drug War

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Despite a steady news media stream of stories on drug cartel violence and killings in Mexico over the last few years, hundreds of Christians living in Southern California have maintained their dedication to weekend mission trips south of the border. Their goal – to minister and provide basic necessities to the destitute in northern Baja. […]

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Bishops denounce disruption at Mexico cathedral on Easter

| April 26, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 26, 2011 / 01:57 pm (CNA).- The Mexican bishops' conference condemned a “violent disruption” that took place during Easter Mass in Mexico City. They denounced the incident in a message released April 25. This act is an attack on the faith of the majority of Mexicans and exacerbates the “climate of […]

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Farmer slays woman, 2 kids outside Mexican church

| April 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — The director of Veracruz state police detectives says a farmer opened fire on a crowd as they were leaving a church in Mexico, killing a woman and two children and wounding another minor. Remigio Ortiz Olivares says the apparently disturbed man fled the scene after firing his shotgun at the churchgoers […]

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Area churches hoping to increase mission trips to Mexico

| March 27, 2011 | 0 Comments

AMARILLO, TX – As mission trips to Mexico continue to decline, area churches are hoping to shatter any misconceptions on traveling across the border. For years Westminster Presbyterian and Pinnacle Community Church have traveled to Mexico to build homes for people living in poverty through an organization called Casas por Cristo. However, because of the […]

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Violence in Mexico Keeps Missionaries Close to Home

| March 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

A Plano church that has spent years working in Mexico has refocused its missionaries because of drug wars there. Bruce Dicus, a youth pastor, did not miss a missionary trip to Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, in 17 years until two years ago. "I miss going there," he said. "Serving God with your hands is one aspect." […]

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