Open Churches in Closed Borders: Impact Venezuela

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may be rich in hope in the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

We want to begin this report by glorifying the God of hope who has filled our hearts with joy and peace, even in this difficult time that Venezuela is going through.

This month, we lived through moments of great expectation, but it was heartbreaking to see the pain and impotence of a nation that is suffering continuously. People seem to have lost the little bit of hope they had left, especially after the most recent efforts to break the government’s barricade and get food, water and medicinal supplies into the country have failed.

Venezuela continues to be in a very delicate and painful situation. With the closing of borders, the situation has become even more dramatic. We have seen outbursts of violence and an increase in deaths since the borders were closed a week ago.

Juan Guaidó, the self-proclaimed president in whom many have placed their hope, continues to seek alliances from outside the country, hoping to stand against dictator Maduro’s government. He says he will return to Venezuela and fight for free elections, even though he is threatened with a 30-year-prison sentence.

Meanwhile, we have kept our hope and trust in God, who has the control of everything in His hands, and we stand firm, praying for the peace and restoration of Venezuela.

We did celebrate a moment of great joy this month when we officially opened another church, to add to the 14 that already exist. We thank God for this victory

Please pray that the borders will open again soon so that the country can receive the supplies it needs.


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