Ecuador: drug trafficking gangs

Please pray for the people of Ecuador, where violence continues as drug trafficking gangs fight with the state authorities. Recently nearly 60 prison guards were taken hostage by imprisoned gang members although they were later released. Pray too for the country as it approaches its presidential election final run-off vote in mid-October. May the right […]

Ecuador and Guatemala: Elections

Praise God for peaceful elections in Guatemala with the election of new President Bernardo Arévalo. Please continue to pray for a peaceful transition of power and for the future direction of the country. In Ecuador, following the assassination of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio who had spoken out against drug gangs and corruption, voting in presidential […]

Ecuador: assassination

Mission partners Sharon Wilcox and Bev Cannon ask for prayer following the assassination of Fernando Villavicencio, one of the candidates for the presidential election being held on 20 August. Please pray for comfort for his family, for people to remain calm, for the protection of the remaining candidates and for those involved with the killing […]

Ecuador: discipleship and growth

We give thanks with mission partner Bev Cannon de Pinos and mission associate Johnny de Pinos for a recent 12-week discipleship programme and for all those who attended. Pray particularly for those who personally gave their lives to Jesus, as they grow and mature spiritually in Christ, and for the four new people who are […]

Ecuador: conflict and violence

As Ecuador faces a continued wave of violence fuelled by the drugs trade please pray for peace and for good government in the country. Recent violence involving gangs fighting over cocaine transportation routes has left gang members dead, prison guards held hostage and recently the mayor of the city of Manta was assassinated. Pray for […]

Ecuador: political instability

Pray for Ecuador as the congress has been dissolved by the president, who was facing impeachment. He can govern by decree but has to hold elections within six months. Protests are expected. The country is also facing a huge rise in violent crime fuelled by the drugs trade. Pray for good governance, for peace and […]

Ecuador: increased violence

Pray for Ecuador, which continues to see an increase in violence as gangs fight for control of drug trafficking routes. Please remember in prayer CMS’s people in mission in the country; Sharon Wilcox and Bev Cannon de Pinos. Pray for Sharon as she partners with a church in Quito to establish a new Orchid Project […]

Ecuador, Peru: heavy rains

Please pray for all those who have been affected by heavy rains across the region. In Peru and Ecuador many have died as a result of flooding and landslides, infrastructure has been destroyed and crops have been lost. Many are without work and some communities are completely cut off.

Ecuador: earthquake

After the recent 6.8 earthquake in Ecuador in which at least 15 people died, please pray for all those who have lost loved ones, those who are injured and need healing and for all those who have had their homes and properties damaged. We praise God that mission partner Bev Cannon and her husband, mission […]

Ecuador: ongoing state of emergency

Parts of Ecuador continue to be under a state of emergency and a night time curfew as violence on the streets continues. The battle between Ecuador’s government and rival drug gangs seeking controls of lucrative drug trafficking routes continues. Pray particularly for Sharon Wilcox and the Orchid project which continues to operate amid these challenges, […]

Ecuador: violence

Ecuador is currently experiencing an upsurge in violence in several provinces as the government battles gangs seeking control of drug trafficking routes. As a result, the province of Santo Domingo de las Tsachilas, where mission partner Sharon Wilcox lives, is currently under a state of emergency. Please pray for an end to the violence and […]

Bev Cannon, Ecuador

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