Venezuela’s moral, spiritual and financial situation is the worst that it has ever been in its history. Inflation makes it near impossible for families to survive. Monthly wages of $20 are about 1/10th of the average family’s budget of $200.
In the process of counteracting this situation and not becoming immersed, we are doing everything possible to expand our planting and agricultural production. The indigenous community where we are located has given us authorization to plant on their lands. To do this, we are in need of a tractor and a deep well for irrigation.
With the current drought, no seeds have survived. However, we are still on track to provide this service, but we need the funds to be able to pay for the tractor, the digging of the well, the water-pump and all other necessary materials.
In addition, remote villages in Venezuela have been requesting visitation from Bible Workers and medical personnel. We have been interacting more and more with nearby indigenous communities using river canoes and on foot. By God’s grace, after 7 years without an aviation program, 4 weeks ago we flew a donated airplane! We will be able to utilize it to reach many communities that don’t have any civil agencies or military help in cases of emergencies or needs.
We still don’t have the registration of the airplane in Venezuela, but we are currently in the process of Nationalization of the plane, in order to start operating it. Communities that are as far away as 15 days of travel by river and by foot have been sending us messages that they already have an airplane landing path ready and are eagerly awaiting visitation.
We have several procedural and financial challenges to overcome before getting to the desired point, but with prayer and financial support from the association we will be able to help many more people.
We pray that God continues to guide us and that the funds come in promptly in order to take full advantage of this time of sowing corn and other crops as well as beginning our aviation program. Thank you for having us present in your prayers and for your help.
Servant in Christ,
Elias Daniel Baquero