At the end of May, we shared that Mike Cordes was in the hospital and that the conflict in Mindanao was intensifying. Mike’s latest update details how the situation has gotten even more serious in the troubled region.
Mike was in a motorcycle accident two weeks ago and tore some ligaments in his knee and then just a few days ago he slipped a fell on wet concrete, injuring the knee further and fracturing his kneecap! This presents a problem because he is one of the only motorcycle drivers they have.
Mindanao is still under martial law and the government is becoming very strict in their efforts to maintain control of the region. Identification is required to pass any government checkpoints and most
of the tribal people are having trouble obtaining identification because they are poor and often illiterate. This restricts their ability to travel, which impacts the work GoBeDo is able to do in that area because they train the locals to do ministry.The government has made a statement that anyone caught aiding the rebels will be killed and two young women who work with GoBeDo have been accused of being MASA (a label for those who aid the rebels) and this incriminates GoBeDo by extension. Two men recently came to the mission post to collect donations for the rebels, but the locals suspect the are either bandits or undercover government operatives trying to flush out rebel supporters.
Please pray for GoBeDo Missions as they face these threats upon their lives and continue to do the Lord’s work in Mindanao!
We want to again thank everyone who responded to the previous call for funds for GoBeDo! God blessed them with over $10,000, but they will need continued support in the coming months.
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