The last two years have been very different for us and our Wayuu family in Venezuela and Colombia. The needs in the Wayuu communities have become overwhelming in this “Covid-era.” However, God has not forgotten this unreached people group! He has used your faithful prayers and giving to accomplish eternal work for His glory in spite of the challenges over the last two years.
In the face of great need, we tend to think that what we have is not enough to make a difference. We often ask ourselves, “How can my small contribution make a difference?” Twelve years ago, after my first mission trip, I struggled with these thoughts as I tried to make sense of God’s call on my life. I wondered, “How can I, one man, make a difference in the lives of so many Wayuu people when the task is beyond my ability financially, physically, and mentally?” However, what God has shown me over the past twelve years is this: I was never going to make a difference, but through my obedience, He would make the difference.
The following story shows us that God is more interested in our obedience than our human capabilities. Therefore, bringing what we have to Him in obedience and watching Him bless it and multiply it is an awesome privilege!
The Miracle of the Five Loaves and Two Fish
“Jesus’ disciples came to him and said, ‘…send the crowds away so that they may go into the surrounding countryside and buy themselves something to eat.’ But He answered them, ‘You give them something to eat!… How many loaves do you have? Go look!’ And when they found out, they said, ‘Fives loaves, and two fish,’… And Jesus took the five loaves and two fish, and looking up towards heaven, He blessed the food and broke the loaves and He kept giving them to the disciples to set before the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up twelve full baskets of the broken pieces, and also of the fish.” Mark 6:35-44
Five thousand hungry men were fully satisfied that day through the multiplication of a small gift!
Jesus can multiply even the smallest gift!
Would you consider partnering with Bread of Hope this Christmas to give the everlasting gift of Jesus Christ to the unreached Wayuu people?
May God richly bless you and your family,