Peru's Presidential Election
Peru's general election took place on Sunday, June 5.
Ollanta Humala, called by the news
media "a left-leaning candidate", won the election over the
more moderate Keiko Fujimori by less than 3%. His campaign rested on
his promises to distribute wealth the Indian communities, the poorest
of Peru's citizens. Though in recent weeks he promised opposition to
socialism, in past years he has been very friendly with Hugo Chávez
(the dictator of Venezuela).
At this time Peru has a measure of religious
freedom. The country has the world's second fastest growing
economy and the political climate has been increasingly stable for
the last decade.
We are confident that God is in control and will
continue to work His plan in Peru in spite of this election. Pray
with us that God will grant us stability and continued freedom, politically
and spiritually, as we seek to reach all those of Peru with the
gospel. It is His work and He alone can accomplish it.