The Venezuela crisis has caused about 3.4 million people to flee the country, seeking food, work, and a better life. While the influx from Venezuela has caused tensions in host countries, it also has brought out their hospitable spirit. Still, needs among families in transition are great. And forecasts for 2019 show the number of displaced people may increase to more than 5.4 million. World Vision staff in neighboring countries are helping refugees.
Please pray with us for World Vision’s work in South America — Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Brazil. While many of these countries are still recovering from years of internal violence and political instability, each faces unique challenges today.
This edition of the World Vision podcast features a conversation with Reverend Belinda Gentry from First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Maryland.
Memories are impossible to erase, but healing can happen. Restored relationships are possible even in the worst of situations. Here are some inspiring stories of reconciliation to give you hope.
In the highlands of Peru, a World Vision former sponsored child is now involved in local politics as an elected official in her hometown of Huanta.
MAY 1, 2015, PERU — Once, Quechua people were invisible. Then they were victims. Those who survived were marginalized. From 1980 to 2000, families in the Andean highlands were easy prey for Shining Path terrorists and the military. Both claimed to fight for them even while they killed them: peasant or terrorist — what’s the difference? Good has emerged from the horror. With World Vision standing with them, Quechua have become citizens. They’ve found the courage to speak truth. Today, they are part of Peru’s future.