Legend and the history of this land bleed into everything. Many church buildings are hundreds of years old, and the stories are older. One story states that during an invasion and occupation several hundred years ago, the people of this nation were asked to forsake their national faith and submit to foreign gods. They were unflinching in their choice to maintain their Christian faith, and in just a few days, at a particular point in the river, it is estimated that forty thousand people were martyred. This place where the river flowed red is still revered by the people today as a testament of their strong faith. Please pray for the people of GM to respect the past, and to see that Jesus asks to be in a relationship with them today.