Mexican Christians Forced to Live in Wine Cellar after Refusing to Recant Faith

Seven Baptist families are living in a wine cellar after being expelled from their village because of their faith.

In January 2016, the townspeople of Tuxpan de Bolanos, in the western Mexican state of Jalisco, voted to kick the families out of the village after they refused to recant their faith.

Rosa Blanca Vázquez de la Rosa remembers that fateful day.

“They put us in the vans and abandoned us right there outside the village,” Rosa told World Watch Monitor. “{We had} nothing at all but the clothes we had on when they came.”

The plight of these families is just another example of the decades-long struggle that evangelical Christians in rural parts of Catholic-majority Mexico have experienced.

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