Andrea Marcela Madambashi
The Christian Post
April 5, 2011
In answer to cries from people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, faith leaders are launching a joint prayer and fasting initiative this month to seek divine intervention in resolving border problems, and the drug cartel violence and trafficking plaguing the region.
The Cinco de Mayo Initiative is being spearheaded by Mark Gonzalez, founder of the Hispanic Prayer Network, according to an announcement Friday. Beginning April 15, participants will be convening for 21 days in Dallas, Texas, and Mexico City, and at the border for prayer.
“This is not about governments. This is not about the Mexican government. It’s not about the U.S. government. This is about the government – the government of God – through His legislative body – the church – coming together to deal with this,” said Gonzalez.