Venezuela Lagos District enters new areas amidst crisis
In the midst of the national crisis in Venezuela, the Lagos District is seeing an exciting new phenomenon take place as the district looks to plant new churches in two parts of the country with no Nazarene presence.
Multiple members of the district’s evangelism ministry have been mobilized with the JESUS film in new areas to open “Blessing Houses” or small groups that will eventually become a mission type church.
These new churches, located in the La Ranchería and El Estadio communities of Las Piedras de Perija, will be housed in buildings that were closed or abandoned by other denominations due to a lack of leaders. After obtaining permission to use the buildings, the district created a Maximum Mission group to help restore the facilities and to work with the new churches.
In the morning and part of the afternoon, the team works on cleaning and painting the church and putting the property in order. After, the team goes house to house to evangelize with tools such as evangecubes, hats, bracelets, and scarves. They also invite people to a showing of the JESUS film in the evening.
All this work has motivated many people who have come to the JESUS film showings to make the decision to follow Christ, and become part of the Church of the Nazarene. Specifically, these two church type missions have begun with 55 and 40 new believers.
A group of young people and adults from the Church of the Nazarene in the Perija Zone have worked passionately in street evangelism along with the district and national evangelism coordinators.
The National Evangelism Ministry is very grateful to the Lord for these developments and hopes to continue the work everywhere possible, inside and outside this district. This way they will fulfill the mission of making Christlike disciples in Venezuela and reach their Vision 2020 goals.