Praise and Prayer

Praise and Pray: In Colombia, a pastor kidnapped on April 28 returned to his church unharmed and in good health 11 days later. But his church, his family in Medillin, and prayer partners had hardly heard the good news of Juan Carlos Villegas' safety when they learned that another pastor had been shot dead in Sucre State. Rebels took Pastor Fredy Urueta Barreto out of his church's prayer meeting and shot him eight times in the face and once in the heart in front of his church. Several pastors had gathered at the group's central church in late April for a season of prayer when they received a vision that many pastors would have to suffer because of violence. "We didn't know what was coming," said the pastor of the Christ Is Coming Evangelical Church, "but now we have the results. Please keep us continuously in prayer."