For the people of Venezuela, skyrocketing inflation and the lack of food and medicine have been key reasons why over five million people have fled the country. Internet access and electricity availability across the country is unreliable, 95% of public transportation is unavailable, and fuel is inaccessible for many. Yet, the church has persevered. Pastors on the ground report an unexpected growth of new believers who have arrived tired and in need of a loving Father who brings peace, comfort, and rest for their hearts in the midst of their affliction. People are walking for hours to meet together and hear the Word of God. Many have also turned from false teaching to the Gospel of Grace.
Thank God for the spiritual transformation of the church in Venezuela, for the many who have turned to Him for their salvation. Pray for safety and provision for those who are experiencing hunger and hardship in the country, and for the many who have fled seeking a better life in neighbouring countries. Pray for a miracle and peace in Venezuela, for God to soften the authorities' hears of the authorities and bring many to the gospel.
Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” - Luke 15:7