Suffering with out the Savior

Many South American countries have suffered tremendously over the past few months due to the Corona virus, on top of other political and sociological issues that already existed. One country that has suffered more than most is Venezuela. In 1998, Hugo Chavez was elected as president, and began a radical shift towards a socialist government and a socialist ideology. After becoming president, It wasn’t many years before things began to go south and in 2010, just a few years before Chavez’s death, the country had reached crisis levels. Since then, things have just continued to get worse, and has resulted in the majority of the population living in extreme poverty, lacking the basic necessities like food and health care. They are having as many as seven hundred protests a month, but there doesn’t seem to be any hope that things will get better. Beyond their physical crisis there has also been a spiritual crisis for many years. During Hugo Chavez’s presidency, the government began to put restrictions on missionaries that resulted in making it almost imposible to stay in Venezuela or go to Venezuela as a missionary. It is very sad to see how all of this has resulted in so much suffering and turmoil, all with having very little hope that comes from the gospel. Would you pray for Venezuela and it’s wonderful people that have been suffering so much. Pray for their government, that they would have the change they need, to see the churches there prosper, and that missionaries would be allowed to return so that the gospel can be taken to every man , woman, boy and girl. 

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