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Made with Xara  Xara  Xara ...the birds of the air will come and nest in its branches. ~ Matt. 13:32

Mustard Tree Missions has been taking people on short-term mission trips to Venezuela and other countries for over 15 years.

      This gallery is a collection of miscellaneous photos we’ve taken in Venezuela over the years and represents the heart of our mission work - serving people and bringing them the love of Christ.
Photo Gallery
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Located on the western shore of Lake Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela, the city of Maracaibo is rich with history and culture. But many of it's 2.5 million citizens are impoverished not only economically, but spiritually. Sarita Rainey with a group of Wayuu children. Rick Burton speaking to students at the University of Zulia. Thomas Ben prays with prisoners in Maracaibo State Prison. Note the bulge in the man's shirt. He is one of the inmate gang leaders and had a gun in his pocket. He received Jesus that day! Monya Foreman helps feed the children at Mustard Seed Foundation, a ministry in a poor barrio. One of the children in the feeding program at Mustard Seed Foundation. They feed the neighborhood children every Sunday in this poor barrio. Brenda Buxton teaching children in one of the churches. Ann Jenkins teaches a goup of teenagers at one of the churches in Maracaibo. Teens playing soccer in the street is a good opportunity to share Jesus. Barry Duell, Luke Thompson & Ruben help lead worship. Playing with the kids at the Salvation Army Children's Home. Many Wayuu churches in the Santa Cruz de Mara area have no building to meet in. They must hold services at night because the days are too hot. Tonia Jennings, a teacher from Meridian, ministered powerfully in churches like this one in Santa Cruz. Her translator, Ana, is also a school teacher from Maracaibo. A little Wayuu boy in Santa Cruz.  A little Wayuu girl in Santa Cruz. Sarita Rainey prays for a Wayuu woman who was sick. Pastors & Leaders from the indigenous Wayuu churches came for training under the mango tree in Santa Cruz de Mara. Pastor Ernie Brown from Arab AL drives home a point to the Wayuu pastors & leaders with Ruben Turtulici translating. Katie Brown doing crafts with the Wayuu children at the pastors' conference in Sta. Cruz. A Wayuu boy shows off one of the gifts we brought to the children. This is Pastora Rosa. She is a Wayuu pastor in Santa Cruz de Mara and the dirt lot behind her is where her church meets. The MTM Team with Luis & Rosa at their Kindergarten. All the kids at the kindergarten thought Rick was Santa Claus. The children were eating their lunch when we arrived at Rosa's kindergarten. Sarita and Tonia give out toys in Rosa's Kindergarten Beautiful Wayuu kids with their toys. Sarita, Sandra & Tonia hand out gift bags to the children of the Salvation Army Children's Home in Maracaibo. Tonia's ROTC cadets wrote cards for every child in the home. We fed the kids hot dogs & chips for lunch at the Children's Home in Maracaibo. Tonia & Sandra do crafts with the kids in the Children's Home. The van used by the children's home is in very bad shape. They need a new one desperately. The Salvation Army only provided the building, they do not support the home in any way. Met with the Christian student group La Luz en LUZ - The Light in the University of Zulia. These are all medical students. We got to visit the doctors & patients in a major hospital in Maracaibo thanks to our doctor friend Rey. We were allowed to pray for all the patients on one floor. This is Sandra with a pastor who was being released that day. He read a word for us out of his Bible prayed for us! We were priviledged to meet with the hospital administrator who received us warmly. Traveled back to Barquisimeto for the first time in 5 years. Saw old friends and renewed relationships. This is Pastor Carlos Pirona of Restoration Church seated by Katie & Ernie Brown from Arab, AL. Valle Dorado - Golden Valley - is one of the churches that Pastor Carlos oversees. It is in a very poor barrio. Pastor Smith is working with families in the neighborhood. Rick with kids in the Children's Home in Cabudare outside of Barquisimeto. Sarita loves on a little girl in the children's home in Cabudare.
2013 Trip to Venezuela (November & December) >>>
Click to see Food Pantry Photos
Mustard Tree Missions, Inc.  ©2017
...the birds of the air will come      and nest in its branches. ~ Matt. 13:32

Mustard Tree Missions has been taking people on short-term mission

trips to Venezuela and other countries for over 15 years.

This gallery is a collection of miscellaneous photos we’ve taken in Venezuela over the years and represents the heart of our mission work - serving people and bringing them the love of Christ.
Photo Gallery
Scroll down to see photos or Tap on a photo to enlarge & start slideshow automatically. Use controls in the pop-up window to pause or go back & forward.
Located on the western shore of Lake Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela, the city of Maracaibo is rich with history and culture. But many of it's 2.5 million citizens are impoverished not only economically, but spiritually. Rick Burton speaking to students at the University of Zulia. Thomas Ben prays with prisoners in Maracaibo State Prison. Note the bulge in the man's shirt. He is one of the inmate gang leaders and had a gun in his pocket. He received Jesus that day! Sarita Rainey with a group of Wayuu children. Ann Jenkins teaches a goup of teenagers at one of the churches in Maracaibo. Brenda Buxton teaching children in one of the churches. Monya Foreman helps feed the children at Mustard Seed Foundation, a ministry in a poor barrio. One of the children in the feeding program at Mustard Seed Foundation. They feed the neighborhood children every Sunday in this poor barrio. Teens playing soccer in the street is a good opportunity to share Jesus. A little Wayuu boy in Santa Cruz. Pastors & Leaders from the indigenous Wayuu churches came for training under the mango tree in Santa Cruz de Mara. Katie Brown doing crafts with the Wayuu children at the pastors' conference in Sta. Cruz. Pastor Ernie Brown from Arab AL drives home a point to the Wayuu pastors & leaders with Ruben Turtulici translating. Tonia Jennings, a teacher from Meridian, ministered powerfully in churches like this one in Santa Cruz. Her translator, Ana, is also a school teacher from Maracaibo.  A little Wayuu girl in Santa Cruz. A Wayuu boy shows off one of the gifts we brought to the children. Sarita loves on a little girl in the children's home in Cabudare. The MTM Team with Luis & Rosa at their Kindergarten. This is Pastora Rosa. She is a Wayuu pastor in Santa Cruz de Mara and the dirt lot behind her is where her church meets. Sarita and Tonia give out toys in Rosa's Kindergarten All the kids at the kindergarten thought Rick was Santa Claus. Sarita, Sandra & Tonia hand out gift bags to the children of the Salvation Army Children's Home in Maracaibo. We fed the kids hot dogs & chips for lunch at the Children's Home in Maracaibo. Tonia's ROTC cadets wrote cards for every child in the home. Tonia & Sandra do crafts with the kids in the Children's Home. Met with the Christian student group La Luz en LUZ - The Light in the University of Zulia. These are all medical students. We got to visit the doctors & patients in a major hospital in Maracaibo thanks to our doctor friend Rey. We were priviledged to meet with the hospital administrator who received us warmly. We were allowed to pray for all the patients on one floor. This is Sandra with a pastor who was being released that day. He read a word for us out of his Bible prayed for us! Traveled back to Barquisimeto for the first time in 5 years. Saw old friends and renewed relationships. This is Pastor Carlos Pirona of Restoration Church seated by Katie & Ernie Brown from Arab, AL. Valle Dorado - Golden Valley - is one of the churches that Pastor Carlos oversees. It is in a very poor barrio. Pastor Smith is working with families in the neighborhood. Sarita Rainey prays for a Wayuu woman who was sick. ...the birds of the air will come      and nest in its branches. ~ Matt. 13:32 Click to see Food Pantry Photos
Mustard Tree Missions, Inc.  ©2017
Photo Gallery
Made with Xara  Xara  Xara
“...the birds of the air will come and nest in its branches.” ~ Matt. 13:32
2013 Trip to Venezuela (November & December) >>>
Tap on a thumbnail to enlarge it & start the slideshow. Use controls in the pop-up window to pause or go back & forward.
Located on the western shore of Lake Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela, the city of Maracaibo is rich with history and culture. But many of it's 2.5 million citizens are impoverished not only economically, but spiritually. Sarita Rainey with a group of Wayuu children. Rick Burton speaking to students at the University of Zulia. Thomas Ben prays with prisoners in Maracaibo State Prison. Note the bulge in the man's shirt. He is one of the inmate gang leaders and had a gun in his pocket. He received Jesus that day! Monya Foreman helps feed the children at Mustard Seed Foundation, a ministry in a poor barrio. One of the children in the feeding program at Mustard Seed Foundation. They feed the neighborhood children every Sunday in this poor barrio. Brenda Buxton teaching children in one of the churches. Ann Jenkins teaches a goup of teenagers at one of the churches in Maracaibo. Teens playing soccer in the street is a good opportunity to share Jesus. Barry Duell, Luke Thompson & Ruben help lead worship. Playing with the kids at the Salvation Army Children's Home. Many Wayuu churches in the Santa Cruz de Mara area have no building to meet in. They must hold services at night because the days are too hot. Tonia Jennings, a teacher from Meridian, ministered powerfully in churches like this one in Santa Cruz. Her translator, Ana, is also a school teacher from Maracaibo. A little Wayuu boy in Santa Cruz.  A little Wayuu girl in Santa Cruz. Sarita Rainey prays for a Wayuu woman who was sick. Pastors & Leaders from the indigenous Wayuu churches came for training under the mango tree in Santa Cruz de Mara. Pastor Ernie Brown from Arab AL drives home a point to the Wayuu pastors & leaders with Ruben Turtulici translating. Katie Brown doing crafts with the Wayuu children at the pastors' conference in Sta. Cruz. A Wayuu boy shows off one of the gifts we brought to the children. This is Pastora Rosa. She is a Wayuu pastor in Santa Cruz de Mara and the dirt lot behind her is where her church meets. The MTM Team with Pastora Rosa and her husband Luis at their Kindergarten. All the kids at the kindergarten thought Rick was Santa Claus. The children were eating their lunch when we arrived at Rosa's kindergarten. Sarita and Tonia give out toys in Rosa's Kindergarten Beautiful Wayuu kids with their toys. Sarita, Sandra & Tonia hand out gift bags to the children of the Salvation Army Children's Home in Maracaibo. Tonia's ROTC cadets wrote cards for every child in the home. We fed the kids hot dogs & chips for lunch at the Children's Home in Maracaibo. Tonia & Sandra do crafts with the kids in the Children's Home. The van used by the children's home is in very bad shape. They need a new one desperately. The Salvation Army only provided the building, they do not support the home in any way. Met with the Christian student group La Luz en LUZ - The Light in the University of Zulia. These are all medical students. We got to visit the doctors & patients in a major hospital in Maracaibo thanks to our doctor friend Rey. We were allowed to pray for all the patients on one floor. This is Sandra with a pastor who was being released that day. He read a word for us out of his Bible prayed for us! We were priviledged to meet with the hospital administrator who received us warmly. Traveled back to Barquisimeto for the first time in 5 years. Saw old friends and renewed relationships. This is Pastor Carlos Pirona of Restoration Church seated by Katie & Ernie Brown from Arab, AL. Valle Dorado - Golden Valley - is one of the churches that Pastor Carlos oversees. It is in a very poor barrio. Pastor Smith is working with families in the neighborhood. Rick with kids in the Children's Home in Cabudare outside of Barquisimeto. Sarita loves on a little girl in the children's home in Cabudare.

Mustard Tree Missions has been taking people on short-term mission trips to Venezuela and other countries

for over 15 years.

This gallery is a collection of miscellaneous photos we’ve taken in Venezuela over the years and represents the heart of our mission work - serving people and bringing them the love of Christ.
Click to see Food Pantry Photos