Sunday, September 20, 2009

September 20 Prayer Request for the Gáucho People

Today is the celebration of the Farroupilha Revolution. In the 1830s the imperial government attempted to dominate and tax the people of the territory which is the present day Rio Grande do Sul. This led to a revolt in 1835 and a war that lasted for ten years. The state flag of Rio Grande do Sul still bears the title of the Riograndense Republic and takes great pride in the self-determination and individualism of the soldiers of that era. This strong individualism still dominates the character of the Gaúcho. It also makes it difficult to win the Gaúcho to the Lord. Pray that the people will retain their pride but will see that the only solution for the dominance of sin is the salvation that can only come from Jesus.

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