Since June, President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua has detained and placed presidential hopefuls, union leaders, and newspaper editors under house arrest. He has recently called for the arrest of an award-winning author and former vice president who has accused Ortega of autocratic tendencies. Nicaragua is set to hold presidential elections in November. Many believe the president is deliberately cracking down on his critics and thinning out the competition for the presidency. Ortega is expected to run for a fifth term.
Would you pray for Nicaragua and the upcoming election? Pray for more laborers and for the gospel to move forward even during difficult circumstances.