Dear prayer coworkers,
The Current situation
Since two weeks students from different cities started demonstrations against government claiming for lack of security, high inflation rate, scarcity of food and medicines.
The army was sent to the streets. The government decided not allow TV channels broadcast what was happening at the streets, even CNN was threatened. The army, police and dead squad are responsible for the dead of many students, but the government always deny charges at least they don´t have another exit, like when thisvideo (http://www.
lanacion.com.ve/nacional/ ultimas-noticias-asi-mataron- a-bassil-alejandro-dacosta- video/) was put on social media, that clearly shows police killing one young and army allowing them to do that. Only after that video was in internet, they recognized the responsibility of police.
The main concern between many Venezuelans and religious people is the existence of dead squad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Death_squad) called “colectivos”. They were common during communist governments. The government does not recognize the violence of these groups. And even they say they are only cultural groups that want the love and peace between Venezuelan. But frequently they call them to defend and protect the “revolution” from protesters. (You can hear from senator in US Marco Rubio about his analysis on what is happening in Venezuela)
Until today the demonstrations at the streets continue and officially about 15 people have been killed during the demonstrations. Hundreds have been put in jail where they claim that received tortures and even rape. And my heart is broken thinking that many of them were the children of our country in their teens or 20's.
Please pray for peace and justice in Venezuela.
And God use these situation to make people and students to turn to God.
Please pray for me to focus on the work of preaching the Word and raising disciples.