11 March 2019

Winter 2019 Update: Venezuelan Crisis

The Guidos: Winter 2019 Update

Dear friends, we pray 2019 finds you refreshed in the Lord! We continue to be amazed at God’s blessings. We were able to spend Christmas here in Cuenca with our children and grandchildren and it was wonderful to be all together again.

Update on Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants

To keep you up to date on how the Lord is working here in Ecuador, we are including a small excerpt from our February blog post covering the Venezuelan crisis and migrants. You can find the more in-depth article on our ministry site arcoministries.com/blog
“There are currently over 220,000 Venezuelan refugees here in Ecuador. The sheer number of migrants entering our country can seem daunting. They come with so many unmet needs. As one might imagine, this migration has stressed our economy and social stability. There have been several sad incidents of exploitation and acts of violence against Venezuelan immigrants.
As a church, we know what our response must be. The Lord taught us that when we receive a foreigner or alien (xenos in Greek, where we also get the word xenophobia), in His name we receive Him. We are doing our best to receive the Venezuelans who are in the cities where we serve. Our desire is to recognize and minister to each of them as a person made and loved by God.”
Read More

To read more about our church’s response to our neighbors in crisis, including interviews, testimonies, and photos, find the full post here.

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