My family (children and MJP) has been going to The Home of Refuge for several years. The kids have raised countless dollars and helped teach, preach and build playgrounds and remodel kitchens and have just carrried the torch for this particular orphange. Heaven Fest and WWM has made the Homes of Refuge a major focus in ministry and giving.
A few days ago, the government took the property over and bussed the children off. We have been praying for the children. It has become clear that there is an enemy assignment against the leaders of the ministry and the orphange there. The government has threatened this for years, but is finally carrying some things out.
Below is an e-mail from Mary Jean Powers that I just got today with the most recent news of Tony and Rosa and The Home of Refuge in Venezuela. We have been weeping over the children. Join us in prayer, please.
Hey Everyone ~ I realize that this is the first news some of you have received regarding the recent attack on Home of Refuge in Venezuela. I will make this as brief as possible because I cannot include all the details that I just got from Rosa by phone. I will be sharing everything at a prayer meeting tonight (Monday December 15) specifically for HOR and Tony and Rosa. The prayer meeting will be held at 611 Pheasant View Dr. in Frederick, CO at 7 pm.
Here are some details and a correction: First of all, the orphanage in Honduras WAS NOT ROBBED. HOR Honduras is doing great.
It was Home of Refuge in Venezuela that was robbed at gunpoint last Monday, by 4 men who were hired to kill Tony. Tony was not there.
Three government agencies came to the orphanage the following Thursday to take over. They have taken possession of the property, and sent almost all of the children away on a bus – we do not know where they are. They have forbidden Tony to come to the property, at the risk of being imprisoned.
Four of the most severely handicapped children were left behind at the facility. Big Luis and Yesica were at school; they are safe. Gabriel, Lillie and Carla, Edixon and a 5 yr. old new kid are safe, as well.
Right now, Tony is at the airport in Caracas, trying to fly back to Miami. He went to the Ven. National Guard for protection, and they advised him to leave the country asap because there is a price on his head.
As I said, I will give all the details tonight. Please do your best to keep these details accurate as you pass them along to other intercessors. I was able to pray with Rosa today, and I believe that God is raising up an army of intercessors on behalf of these orphans. One intercessor said that she had a dream of Jesus praying for our kids at HOR! Please pray what Jesus is praying!
OK, here is the most important thing to pray about (besides the obvious protection, etc. for the children):
- PRAY DIVINE PROTECTION FOR TONY’S LIFE. These hired murderers will stop at nothing.
- PRAY FOR COMFORT FOR THE CHILDREN, TONY AND ROSA.
- PRAY FOR ROSA’S HEALTH
- PRAY THAT TONY GET TO MIAMI SAFELY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
- PRAY FOR WISDOM FOR TONY AND ROSA.
MOST OF ALL, PRAY FOR TONY’S SAFETY. PSALM 91. PROVERBS 14:26. ISAIAH 54:13-17.
Peace on Earth, Mary Jean
pictured: Tony & Rosa