This week, more cases of coronavirus have been reported in La Guajira, Colombia, with a total of 5 cases. La Guajira remains among the Colombian states with the least number of cases. The national government has extended the lockdown for two more weeks. This is deeply affecting the Wayuu population who rely on the informal market to buy and sell their goods, such as Wayuu bags and goat meat.
Officially, the number of cases in Venezuela is low; less than 400 as of April 30th, but many doctors in the healthcare system in Venezuela believe that the number is higher. Also, the severe scarcity of gasoline has worsened the situation. The government has restricted the purchase of gas to government personnel exclusively. Food scarcity is starting to become a serious problem all over the country. Many of our partner churches continue to serve their communities by bringing meals and food to homes in extreme need.
PRAISE GOD for his provision!
- The support of faithful donors has made it possible for us to be able to provide groceries for several pastors in need, giving them the ability to continue to serve their churches and communities well.
PRAISE GOD for the Pastor Training Program in Colombia!
- This program is starting to create a lot of interest among Wayuu pastors all over La Guajira! Other pastors have witnessed the transformation in the lives of the pastors who have gone through the training and are asking if they can also join. The truth is making an impact!
PRAY for our staff in Colombia
- Pray for health and strength as they continue to serve Wayuu communities.
PRAY for our next Pastor’s training.
- We are planning for a week-long training on May 11th. Pray that they do not have any issues with transportation and that they are able to get all the resources they need.
PRAY for our friends, Alejandro and Andrea Hernandez.
- They are part of the Bread of Hope team in Venezuela and this month they just had their first baby, Santiago!