Honduras under indefinite curfew; ministry interrupted

By September 28, 2009

Honduras (MNN) — The Honduran government temporarily lifted
its long curfew last week. Tensions
continue due to the political turmoil. So far, no resolutions have been ironed
out between the interim leader and the ousted president.

By week's end, children had begun to return to school, airports
began to function, borders opened and the
streets were again bustling.

The office of Compassion International
is located very close to the Brazilian Embassy, where President Manuel Zelaya,
his family, and about 70 supporters have sheltered. Security presence is strong to control the protests
and conflicts that have taken place.

The political impasse may come to
a natural end if the crisis drags on through the end of November. On November 29, Hondurans will elect their next leader,
although there is the possibility of the vote results not being recognized
internationally. 

Although some Compassion staff
members can work from their homes, in several cases, the violence is taking
place right in front of their homes. As
a result of the instability, Compassion International has suspended their
Leadership Development Program activities and all child development centers
until the situation is resolved.  

Please pray for God's protection over the team in Honduras.
Pray that they can resume being the hands and feet of Christ there.

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