The people in Venezuela are facing unthinkable suffering and torture as they suffer the consequences of socialism and are thrown into the middle of a political war.
Many are fleeing the country desperate to find relief from their suffering.
And one Christian ministry is greeting them with open arms.
The pain and suffering innocent Venezuelans are facing is unspeakable.
Violence rules the streets and people roam around without food, while subjected to crime and looting. Gun shots can be heard all around and many are trapped in a fearful state of desperation.
To make matters worse, due to the power outages and lack of medical care, some are even losing family members. One husband, who just lost his wife, cried out in desperation and despair.
CBN News reported:
“She died because there was no assistance in the hospital. There were no medicines. So the love of my life just died!” he yelled into the extended microphone. “The mother of my children! I’ve had enough of this government! They are killing us with hunger – with no health care! And now I’m not afraid anymore! Do what you want to me, Maduro! You killed my wife! Go ahead and kill me!”
Many desperate Venezuelans are crossing the border to Colombia hoping to find medical care and relief. But according to CBN, Colombian hospitals are overwhelmed, and have already spent more than $15 million caring for Venezuelans who can’t afford to pay for medical care.
Thankfully, there is one group meeting refugees at the border offering them hope — Operation Blessing.
While not able to get into Venezuela, they are on the front lines at the border of Colombia providing lifesaving medical care.
Operation Blessing is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that is “dedicated to demonstrating God’s love by alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the world.”
And thankfully, although there is danger on the front lines, this organization is determined to help provide relief to those who need it most.
Even more encouraging — their efforts are working!
One young mom reports how she was unable to receive medical care for her children in Venezuela, but Operation Blessing saved the life of her children.
CBN News continued:
“We waited from 8 am to 4 pm to be seen by our doctor back home, and she told us he needed antihistamines. But there weren’t any available,” one Venezuelan woman told CBN News.
“Operation Blessing gave us medicine, vitamins the babies needed, and antibiotics.”
It’s unconscionable to think children and babies are denied medical care, because the doctors and hospitals aren’t functioning – all because a politician won’t accept the election results and leave power.
Sadly, so often it is refugees who are mistreated and overlooked. They don’t have the “power” or the resources to fight back, and many refugees face unthinkable persecution and suffer from those making decisions around them.
But God is more powerful than any politician! And He remembered us while we were still foreigners, so we must never forget those who are in need. As Christians, we aren’t called to live safe protected lives away from danger – we are called to run to it and help those who are in need.
Please take a moment to pray for those who are currently displaced and without a home living as refugees across the border. Pray for their safety and protection and that God may fill them with a peace that surpasses all understanding.
To those who don’t know Jesus, pray they can see the tangible love demonstrated by Operation Blessing, and come to know there is a God who longs to call them His children and that He is the ultimate Provider. Pray for the workers on the front lines, that even while working in the darkest of circumstances they will remain steadfast and not lose hope.
Finally, pray for peace in Venezuela, that God will soften the hearts of those resistant to give up power, and that peace will prevail throughout the country.
What are your thoughts on the Venezuelan crisis? How can you spend time praying for those in need?
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