Guerilla warfare takes its toll on mission work in Peru.

By October 14, 2003

Peru (MNN)–Peru was forced, last month, to extend its state of emergency in five of its 25 states for another 60 days. This, according to published reports, after there have appeared insurgent outbreaks by the rebellion group Shining Path (SL).

Rebel forces are making their way into the Peruvian jungles to visit and recruit tribal youth for their cause. Open Doors reports that many youth from the Ashaninka and Yanesha tribes in Peru are often swayed by the Shining Path rebels.

In spite of the interference, missionary workers in the jungles continue to minister and ask prayer for protection while they witness and share the Gospel message.

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