ACTIVE COMPASSION VENEZUELANS FIND REFUGE AND AID IN BRAZIL REPORTING BY PEDRO SALINAS PHOTOS COURTESY OF NCM SOUTH AMERICA
PEOPLE FROM VENEZUELA WORSHIP AT THE SPANISH-LANGUAGE CHURCH IN BRAZIL.
A WEEKLY FOOD DISTRIBUTION SERVES MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE.
2019 // ISSUE 1 2019 // ISSUE 1
illiam, 52, and his family were sleeping on the streets near a bus station in Boa Vista, Brazil, when they heard someone preaching in Spanish. They are strong followers of Christ, and they moved toward the pastor to hear what he had to say. William had left Venezuela with his wife and daughter, who was pregnant at the time, and they knew their money was not going to last. By selling some of their items, they had had just enough for the multi-day bus fare and food for the journey. They knew they would have a difficult time when they arrived, but even that seemed like a better option than staying; their daughter needed antibiotics, and there werenâ€™t any available. Through the Church of the Nazarene, the family was able to stay in a small shelter.
Compassion as a Lifestyle