Thursday, November 15, 2007

Urgent!!

A North American missionary, Gary Greenwood, is being held in the town of San Carlos,Venezuela. Charged with violation of his Visa, his wife is 9 months pregnant. He is being threatened with a prison sentence. His Venezuelan pastor and lawyer are working and hope to get the charges dropped, possibly with a deportation. Please pray for the family and also for the repercussions this will have on other missionaries still in Venezuela.

I know this family very well.

21 comments:

Ashley said...

wow...that's horrible. But they knew the risks they were taking in staying there, right?

I will keep them in prayer.

LOL Nice to hear ya on the phone today! I've missed you guys like crazy! UGH! I feel like I haven't seen you guys for 4 years again! >__<

Amanda said...

Oh Lord, give him inexplicable favor!

anticonformity said...

man thats aweful... i'd hate to be in that kind of situation...i am praying for them.. and yeah i can't wait to meet you guys too next week.. :D have a great day!

groovyoldlady said...

I'm praying earnestly!

redneck preacher said...

Tonight prayer meeting I'll read your blog.

Keep us informed.

HTOITA

Farmer John said...

They'll be in our prayers.

The Preacher's Wife said...

our God is one who takes great delight in freeing captives...I pray He does this again in a miraculous way!

Bar Kochba said...

This is terrible. I hope he is set free soon.

Pat said...

Our prayers are with the family and those trying to secure help for them.

Mountain Mama said...

Will it never end?
God bless him and his family. I am praying for them and that he will be released without any more problems.
I can't imagine what they are feeling.

jennifer said...

Rita, what will happen?? How can they leave?? Are there churches helping to finance this? Please let us know.
Prayers for all the missionaries.

luvvom said...

I will keep them in my prayers and I will also put a link to this post for others to pray for them.

Sarah Joy said...

A missionary friend of mine asked for prayer about this this morning on a forum I'm on. I'll keep praying! What a horrible situation.

Pam said...

Sad news. I can't imagine what the family is feeling right now. Especially the wife about to give birth. May the Lord comfort them and give them grace.

Jonathan Hutchins said...

Hello there! We are missionaries in Southern Brazil. I grew up with Gary. We are praying for them. Could you possible send me an e-mail. We would love to be in contact with you. Our blog is...hutchinsinbrazil.wordpress.com

Our e-mail is hutchins@salzo.com

In Christ,

Jonathan Hutchins
Porto Alegre, RS

Brenda said...

unbelievable. . . keep us updated, I will be praying.

WomanHonorThyself said...

will pray Rita..sigh...good luck to them!..Have a super weekend my friend!:)

Brooke said...

Hopefully a deportation will be in order!

Pastor Bob said...

The Greenwoods are now in the USA.
They left Venezuela shortly after 4 p.m.

Jungle Mom said...

Pastor Bob, Thanks so much!

Farmer John said...

PtL!