What’s going on?
Venezuela is currently going through an economic and humanitarian crisis. Falling oil prices and government mismanagement have made it very difficult for its citizens to find basic food, medicine, and hygiene products on store shelves. Venezuela relies heavily on imported products, which wasn’t a problem when oil prices were high, but now that their income has been reduced drastically many families survive on just one meal a day. Without adequate nutrition, many children fall ill and since medicine is scarce many of these cases lead to death. We’ve talked with our local churches there and while they confirm that the situation in Venezuela continues to get worse they maintain their faith and hope in Jesus Christ, not in their current circumstances. They have become a source of light and hope for the families of Venezuela.
How can you help?
You can help support Bread of Hope’s campaign to send Boxes of Hope to the Wayuu People in Venezuela. The Box of Hope is a 16” x 12” x 12” box filled with non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, and school supplies.
How is the “Box of Hope” used?
The boxes will be delivered to local churches in Venezuela. They will use them to bless local Wayuu families in need. Each box will be an opportunity that the local church has to make a connection with a Wayuu family, not only by addressing their physical needs, but their spiritual ones as well.
Through these boxes we are empowering local churches to put Christ’s love on display. Giving them an opportunity to break down cultural barriers that have kept the Wayuu from knowing Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Each box will be delivered by a local church who will be ministering to each family.