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Nelson and Tirsa Gaitan with Managua, Nicaragua, in the background.

Nelson and Tirsa Gaitan with Managua, Nicaragua, in the background. Nelson and Tirsa Gaitan are field directors for Nicaragua. They founded Open Bible churches in San Marcos and Ochomogo, and started outreaches in
other locations.

Nine years ago a five-year-old girl in our church had a vision. She saw what looked like a native in tribal gear with a spear dancing around at El Mojon.

Nelson Gaitan prays alongside a street in San Marcos.

Nelson Gaitan prays alongside a street in San Marcos.

El Mojon, meaning boundary marker or milestone, is a spot in San Marcos, Nicaragua, with quite a history. For many years here, satanic worshippers met to begin their annual parade. During these parades they carried idols for miles through the streets, making their way to their temple. It was also at El Mojon that they held unbridled ceremonies, practiced satanic rituals, and buried, hid, or threw items into the water such as pictures, religious artifacts, and anything else on which witch practitioners had written curses against Christians. Death, destruction, drinking, and chaos followed them along their journey. At least one follower died before each parade even began. They met at El Mojon because it had great meaning to them.

This practice came about because these worshippers had twisted God’s Word. In Jeremiah 13:1-9, the Lord used an object lesson to warn the people of Israel of coming judgment. They had disobeyed His commandments, so God told the prophet Jeremiah to buy a belt and hide it in a hole. The belt became rotten and was good for nothing. The Lord explained that in the same way the belt had rotted, so had the people of Israel. On the basis of this illustration and Jeremiah 51:64, Satan worshippers decided they themselves could bring a curse on God’s people by burying artifacts which were supposedly cursed.

After hearing of the young girl’s vision, members of our Open Bible church in Nicaragua felt God was directing us to rebuke the satanic worshippers and break their curses.

Idols are carried through the streets of San Marcos on their way to the temple.

Idols are carried through the streets of San Marcos on their way to the temple.

Believers intercede for their city.

Believers intercede for their city.

First we wrote Scriptures on paper, prayed over them, and placed them inside glass bottles so they wouldn’t rot. Then we held a prayer walk. As we walked along the streets of San Marcos, we prayed for God to reclaim the streets. When we found buried curses, we buried our proclamations of truth beside them. We started conducting these prayer walks twice monthly.

A cross displays El Mojan’s new name: Triumph of Jehovah.

A cross displays El Mojan’s new name: Triumph of Jehovah.

After four years of prayer walking, and rebuking and breaking the curses in this area, the idol worshippers stopped coming to El Mojon for their idol parades. We changed the name of the place from El Mojon to the Triumph of Jehovah and placed a cross there displaying the new name.

Deuteronomy 18:9-14 says,
When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD; because of these same detestable practices the LORD your God will drive out those nations before you. You must be blameless before the LORD your God. The nations you will dispossess listen to those who practice sorcery or divination. But as for you, the LORD your God has not permitted you to do so.

This location still has meaning to idol worshippers, and they sometimes still go there to hide curses. Please join us in praying that God would continue to reveal these hidden curses to us.

We will continue to prayer walk our streets in Nicaragua and rebuke and break the curses of the enemy. We believe God will continue to drive them out and go ahead of us as we continue to obey His calling.

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