Story number 3 for 29 Aug 2000

By August 29, 2000

Ten years ago, a group of black Muslims tried to overthrow the democratically-elected government of the Caribbean twin-island state of Trinidad and Tobago. The failed coup attempt is sparking memories this year, an election year that has some missionaries watching carefully. Anthony Oliver tells us why. “Hinduism is very strong in the country on the whole; in fact, you can see the flags, and the monuments all over the place. That’s the greatest challenge; it’s kind of split the country in two now-Hindus against Christians. This is an election year right now, and they [Hindus] really want to get back in power.” Oliver says despite the spiritual and political climate, their work has continued. “There’s a lot of needs, because there, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. We really need prayer that God is going to raise up more people there, knowing that the work is continuing on down there-we need prayer in the area of financing too, because with finances you can do much more than without it.” Oliver and his family are staying at D & D Missionary Homes in Florida while in the United States.

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