Venezuela at a Breaking Point - The Arce Family July 2017
100 Days with 100+ dead, over 1000 wounded and 500 arrested...
Since our arrival to Venezuela in 1999, we have never experienced anything like what we've been living through these last 100+ days. Something as simple as going to the bakery or grocery store has become a process that requires perfect timing, planning, and strategic exit points along the way. We have to use rags soaked in vinegar and goggles to avoid any toxic gases. Yes, I know you're thinking: "For real?" Yes...FOR REAL!
Just yesterday it took me over 1½ hours to go from my house to a store a mile away. Road after road was blocked with fallen trees, burnt cars, much debris, and angry neighbors as they stand guard and close their streets to make it difficult for the National Guard to enter their neighborhood or living areas. This is totally understandable as the National Guard has been tearing down gates and entry ways with their tanks and shooting directly at apartment buildings and homes.
The nation is at a breaking point. We're moving our upcoming Sunday service to Saturday because on Sunday, Venezuela will be having a public election to make a legal document proving how many people are against the current regime. This will be followed up with another public election on Sunday 30th, where the people will vote FOR or AGAINST the new constitution the current president wants to install.
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY, OUR CHURCH, AND THE SAFETY OF EVERY PERSON HERE.
WHAT LITTLE NEWS WE'VE HEARD OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS SHOWS THAT CHANGE IS AROUND THE CORNER BUT UNTIL THEN, WE NEED YOUR PRAYERS SO THAT OUR FAITH WILL NOT WAVER AND THAT OUR EYES WILL REMAIN FIXED ON JESUS CHRIST, OUR SAVIOR!