“The western city of Maracaibo used to be Venezuela’s affluent oil capitol. But today, it’s a place of hardship and hunger. Facing Hyperinflation, corruption…crime and chronic shortages, the city has become a symbol of the country’s wider economic collapse. Eating has become a luxury.”– Romeo Langlois, reporter
Extreme food shortages, rampant crime, lack of medical care. This is happening right now in Maracaibo, Venezuela. The situation is desperate. Children are severely malnourished and in some cases even dying of starvation. Electricity is turned off multiple times a day, there are days long lines to purchase gas, there is no food to be bought. The coronavirus pandemic has only made the situation worse. It is honestly beyond imaginable.
Thankfully, two weeks ago, our ministry contacts on the ground in Maracaibo received the shipment FTN sent with the help of our faithful donors. You saw the need, you opened your heart and compassionately gave. Your extreme generosity enabled us to send desperately needed supplies.
You saved lives. Friends that is not an exaggeration- your donation literally saved lives. Thank you.
Please continue to pray for the circumstances in Venezuela to change. We are preparing to send another load of food and supplies. Pray it multiplies and impacts many people. Yes, multiplies! We are praying for miracles of multiplication and provision. We are praying Psalm 91 over the Pastor on the ground, his family, church and ministry, and the children and families of Maracaibo.
Thank you for your prayers. If you are able to give, thank you for your donations. We want to see the love of Jesus poured out over Venezuela in the tangible form of food – something they desperately need. Thank you for partnering with us.
News source for opening quote: https://www.france24.com/en/americas/20200417-we-re-starving-to-death-city-of-maracaibo-symbolises-venezuela-s-collapse