March 2020 Ministry Update
Venezuela Ministries Assistance Fund
As you know, the Covid-19 virus has changed life significantly for many of us in the United States with school closures and businesses shuttered. As we reflect on the discomfort to our society caused by an unseen virus, one great resource for living out the gospel while suffering is the example of our brothers and sisters in Venezuela.
In Venezuela, the way of life for most people has changed and continues to change daily. However, God’s power and presence is seen throughout the country in significant ways as the churches work continuously to share the truth of God’s goodness and very real love with everyone – in the middle of very real suffering. In fact, no one is immune from suffering in a country where over 70 percent of people experience daily food insecurity and extremely limited medications and medical help. The Venezuelan evangelical congregations are working together to meet the spiritual and physical needs of their communities – pooling resources to provide meals for school children, hospital patients, and people who simply cannot find or afford food.