Please continue to pray for the conditions in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur, a Muslim-dominated province. The Maute Group (a terrorist group carrying the ISIS flag) wants to occupy the city. President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law for the entire island of Mindanao.
Please pray that the other lawless element will not take advantage of the situation to make the situation worse. We are hearing reports that the New People’s Army (Communist Party) are making atrocities in some provinces — particularly Agusan del Sur.
Let us make it clear:
1. Martial law is declared not all over the Philippines but only in Mindanao.
2. The war is not all over Mindanao but only in Marawi City.
3. The war is not against people with different religion or ideology but against a terrorist group.
Pray for us.
In His grip of grace,
Bishop Alan Palero Bacus
Philippine General Conference of the Free Methodist Church