Misery in Venezuela
Published: April 29, 2019
Through our personnel in Venezuela, Baptist Mid-Missions is bringing relief during this country’s desperate economic shortages. Consider how you might be involved as you read this World Relief update. 

When Venezuelans pray “Give us this day our daily bread,” their prayers rise with earnestness that few of us in North America can comprehend. In April, through generous gifts to World Relief, our BMM Venezuela personnel distributed 205 bags of food to their church families and to community members. Such food alleviates the daily hunger and weight loss Venezuelans have endured during their country’s economic crisis. A 2017 study revealed Venezuelans lost an average of 24 pounds that year1

Life-giving food

Eighty-five percent of people attending our missionaries’ Sunday morning services don’t eat breakfast beforehand, impairing their concentration and energy. Through World Relief, the missionaries plan to provide them breakfast for the next four months. They have also provided snacks to their AWANA children and leaders. During evangelistic events in March and April, 340 people were fed with not only physical food but also spiritual food through a gospel presentation. At the March event, 17 people were baptized. 

Through World Relief, the missionaries are considering buying bread-making equipment, which will not only supply food more economically but will also create jobs. 

World Relief

Your gift will enable our missionaries to provide physical relief while sharing the gospel with needy people in Venezuela. 

Give online at our secure giving page. Choose “World Relief” then “World Relief Worldwide” as the project.  

Give by phone at 440-826-3930. 

Give by check to PO Box 308011, Cleveland, OH 44130-8011. Designate your gift to Baptist Mid-Missions Foundation with “World Relief Venezuela” on the memo line. 

1https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/venezuelas-power-struggle-has-captured-worlds-attention-but-most-citizens-worry-about-something-else-food

Learn more about the crisis in this BBC News article: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-46999668