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The Needs We Meet

Mental

Literacy Programs Illiteracy is a huge obstacle for the Wayuu People.  66% of their population do not know how to read or write.  Wayuu children are often discouraged by their inabilities to keep up with their peers in the classroom.  So, many of them drop out believing that an education is worthless. Bread of Hope […]

Spiritual

The Wayuu are considered an unreached people group.  They have a population of around 600,000 people.  Bringing the gospel to the Wayuu is challenging in many ways especially with language and cultural barriers. The Wayuu have a New Testament translation; however, the Old Testament is currently being translated.  In order to overcome the language barrier, […]

Physical

Approximately 85% of the Wayuu people live in poverty. And, over 500 Wayuu children die every year due to starvation and/or dehydration. Bread of Hope empowers local churches to restore their value by meeting physical needs like food, water, shelter, and wellness. Through our literacy groups, Bread of Hope provides hot meals to over 200 […]

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Our Stories

The Wayuu people

The Wayuu are known as the people of the sun, sand, and wind. They are located in the arid Guajira Peninsula in northern Colombia and northwest Venezuela. According to Wayuu culture, families are divided up into clans based on their mother’s last name.  Traditional Wayuu families live together on rancherias, a family settlement, where they herd […]

WHO WE ARE

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Mark’s Story

  I’m Mark Kreikemeier and I live in Alpharetta, Georgia with my wife and three children. In 2009, I reluctantly went on a mission trip to Venezuela with eight folks from our church, First Baptist Church Alpharetta. One evening our mission was to deliver food to the people of Maracaibo. The local church member picked […]

News and Events

Church planters training

    Our ministry among the Wayuu people is rapidly expanding.  New communities are being reached in remote areas.  Over twenty new communities have been reached this year We need to travel to these communities to assess their needs and provide tools and training so more people can be reached. REDESKA, an association of Wayuu […]

Lorenzo’s Testimony

Lorenzo is a passionate Wayuu follower of Christ who delights in sharing how God transformed his life. A few years ago Lorenzo was desperately lost and depressed.  He turned to his alcohol addiction to numb his feelings of loneliness and insecurity.  Lorenzo said, “I used to believe there was no God, I was a bitter and […]

Mission trip Summer 2017

On June 24th, a group of 23 people traveled from the US to La Guajira, Colombia for a week-long mission trip with Bread of Hope.  We would like to thank all of you who prayed and supported us on this trip.  Your prayers were definitely heard, and we were able to feel and see God’s […]

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