“We’ve observed that the places with the most violent intolerance, more people join our church in the end. Once the situation is overcome, the church just flourishes.”
— Hortencio Vazquez, Religious Liberty Director, Upper Chiapas Mission in Southern Mexico
Since 1940, more than 33,000 Protestant Christians in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas have been persecuted for their faith. Though religious freedom is guaranteed by the national constitution, that right is often usurped by local tradition. Because of the faithfulness of the Seventh-day Adventist members, in spite of persecution, there are now 180,000 Adventist believers in the state of Chiapas! Hortencio Vazquez is very involved in helping those who continue to experience persecution as the Adventist movement continues to grow. He Knows What He’s Talking About (H.K.W.H.T.A.). Read more.