More Hidden Physical Abuse Feared in Coronavirus-Stricken Mexico

Local missionaries in Mexico who have long ministered to victims of sexual and other physical abuse are all the more challenged in times of coronavirus, as isolation creates the potential for more hidden crimes.

“Every time we hear of children and women abused in regard to their most basic human rights, it seems incredible to us, and it seems that we live in times worse than Sodom and Gomorrah,” the leader of a ministry based in Mexico said. “It really is incredible that there are so many people suffering among the indigenous peoples of Mexico.”

Working among Mixtec and other indigenous peoples, local missionaries face the challenge of helping women and children who have suffered violence and sexual abuse to heal physically, emotionally and spiritually.

“We know that only God, through His children in these areas, can help heal the wounds of the suffering,” said the leader, whose name and location are withheld for security reasons.