“...the birds of the air will come and nest in its branches.” ~ Matt. 13:32
July 31, 2017: Since April 1, 2017 Venezuelans have been demonstrating in the streets daily against the dictatorship of Nicholas Maduro and the regime is responding with violence. In addition to tear gas being fired into the crowds and buildings, water cannons being fired at close range, and national guard using rubber bullets, recently there has been an increase in the use of metal ball bearings, marbles and other shrapnel fired with guns or loaded into tear gas canisters. In addition to many being killed (see current update in box on the right), hundreds have been arrested and jailed as political prisoners. The situation is so serious that the UN Human Rights Council held a meeting about it on June 6. (Read Ambassador Haley’s speech.) The Organization of American states has issued several statements condemning the breakdown of democracy in the failed socialist state. President Maduro is on his way to being a full-fledged dictator. See CNN report on “How a Rich Country Collapsed.” REPORT ON CHAVISTA ELECTION - CLICK HERE Inflation was 800% in 2016. The number of women dying in childbirth rose by 65% in 2016 and infant mortality rose by 30%. Price controlled food is still scarce and requires standing in line for hours to obtain. Food on the black market is so expensive that the average Venezuelan cannot afford it. Medicines and medical supplies are dangerously low to non-existent. People are dying for lack of medicines. Doctors are struggling to treat the ill and those wounded during demonstrations. “Gauze is a luxury. Antibiotics are like gold dust,” says Dr Diana Lopez, a 23-year-old doctor who volunteers at the triage post. “We are practising medicine under war conditions, making do with what we have.” (The Guardian, 6/10/17) Medical students througout the country have formed an organization called la Cruz Verde (the Green Cross). These brave students go out in the streets every day, risking their lives to give emergency first aid to anyone injured in demonstrations. One of these brave students, Paul Moreno, was killed in Maracaibo on May 18 while attending to the wounded. He was the student of a good friend of ours.
Please consider giving a tax-deductible gift for Venezuela. We are sending boxes of basic goods and supplies regularly. Make checks out to “MTM” and mail to: Mustard Tree Missions, P.O. Box 8048, Meridian, MS 39303 (Write “Venezuela” on the For line.) OR make your secure donation online thru PayPal: (You will have an option to designate your donation for Venezuela in the notes.)

For years Mustard Tree Mission has taken groups on mission trips to Venezeula…

But due to the political & economic conditions in Venezuela, we have not been able to travel there since December 2013. (See photos in our gallery.) But we are continuing to send monetary donations and boxes of supplies which are distributed by our Venezuelan branch, FUNDAMOST. If you would like to help please consider a financial gift.
There were 163 DEATHS associated with the protests from April thru August 2017. (Wikipedia) For a more personal look at why they fight, see: “The Venezuela You Only Find at the Protests”
Paul Moreno Killed 5/18/2017
Sept. 8, 2017: “Months of street protests have stopped. The trickle defection of some in the military has stopped. Hugo Chavez, PSUV's founder, is God. Washington is, once again, to blame for the crisis in the country according to the Chavistas. And the sun is still shining on Latin America's hardest left-wing political power.” From Forbes article - click here.
2017
April 2: Major power outages since March 7 have crippled Venezuela. Feb 4: Interview with interim President Juan Guaidó 2019 - Feb 2: What’s Happening in Venezuela? 1-minute explanation of latest political developments Sept 27: Maracaibo - The Human Cost of the Venezuelan Crisis June 30: Personal first-hand Report on the HEALTHCARE CRISIS in Venezuela. Click here. June 21: A 16 min. heart-wrenching video about the healthcare crisis. June 13: Challenges & Collapse. How has life changed through an economic and democratic collapse? Stories from the lives of Venezuelans. Watch this short 4 min. video. June 11, 2018: Venezuela's sky-high inflation soared to 24,571 percent in the past 12 months. See article. May 20, 2018: Nicolas Maduro was re-elected in fraudulent elections. One mother tells her story: ““Yes, he won, but we still have the same issues. The CLAPs have disappeared, we have water once a week, power comes and goes and crime still makes the rules.” Caracas Chronicles article. See also the CNN article. March 28, 2018: 1.2 million Venezuelans have fled the country in the last two years; 4 million in the last 2 decades. 30,000 Venezuelans sought asylum in the U.S. just last year. “After Syria, the next refugee crisis is in Venezuela.” (Washington Examiner) March 27, 2018: Food being used as a political weapon in Venezuela. CBS Video (5 min.) April 12, 2018: back in March, the inflation rate was 67%; the accumulated rate in the first quarter of the year is 453.7%, and between March 2017 and March 2018, the accumulated inflation is 8,878.1%. Caracas Chronicles “Marking Hyperinflation” Feb. 23, 2018: Venezuelans going to bed hungry as food crisis deepens. People are skipping meals and missing out on vital nutrients because of the persistent shortages. Click for article. Feb. 1, 2018: NPR: “The entire Venezuelan health care system is on the verge of collapse, says Francisco Valencia, head of the public health advocacy group Codevida. Some hospitals lack electricity, and more than 13,000 doctors have left Venezuela in the past four years in search of better opportunities.” Click for article. Dec. 17, 2017 - A New York Times article reveals the horrors of the hunger crisis in Venezluela. Click here.
Mustard Tree Missions, Inc. ©2017
“...the birds of the air will come      and nest in its branches.” ~ Matt. 13:32
July 31, 2017: Since April 1, 2017 Venezuelans have been demonstrating in the streets daily against the dictatorship of Nicholas Maduro and the regime is responding with violence. In addition to tear gas being fired into the crowds and buildings, water cannons being fired at close range, and national guard using rubber bullets, recently there has been an increase in the use of metal ball bearings, marbles and other shrapnel fired with guns or loaded into tear gas canisters. In addition to many being killed (see current update in box on the right), hundreds have been arrested and jailed as political prisoners. The situation is so serious that the UN Human Rights Council held a meeting about it on June 6. (Read Ambassador Haley’s speech.) The Organization of American states has issued several statements condemning the breakdown of democracy in the failed socialist state. President Maduro is on his way to being a full-fledged dictator. See CNN report on “How a Rich Country Collapsed.” REPORT ON CHAVISTA ELECTION - CLICK HERE Inflation was 800% in 2016. The number of women dying in childbirth rose by 65% in 2016 and infant mortality rose by 30%. Price controlled food is still scarce and requires standing in line for hours to obtain. Food on the black market is so expensive that the average Venezuelan cannot afford it. Medicines and medical supplies are dangerously low to non-existent. People are dying for lack of medicines. Doctors are struggling to treat the ill and those wounded during demonstrations. “Gauze is a luxury. Antibiotics are like gold dust,” says Dr Diana Lopez, a 23-year-old doctor who volunteers at the triage post. “We are practising medicine under war conditions, making do with what we have.” (The Guardian, 6/10/17) Medical students througout the country have formed an organization called la Cruz Verde (the Green Cross). These brave students go out in the streets every day, risking their lives to give emergency first aid to anyone injured in demonstrations. One of these brave students, Paul Moreno, was killed in Maracaibo on May 18 while attending to the wounded. He was the student of a good friend of ours.
Please consider giving a tax-deductible gift for Venezuela. We are sending boxes of basic goods and supplies regularly. Make checks out to “MTM” and mail to: Mustard Tree Missions, P.O. Box 8048, Meridian, MS 39303 (Write “Venezuela” on the For line.) OR make your secure donation online thru PayPal: (You will have an option to designate your donation for Venezuela in the notes.)

For years Mustard Tree Mission has taken groups on

mission trips to Venezeula…

But due to the political & economic conditions in Venezuela, we have not been able to travel there since December 2013. (See photos in our gallery.) But we are continuing to send monetary donations and boxes of supplies which are distributed by our Venezuelan branch, FUNDAMOST. If you would like to help please consider a financial gift.
Paul Moreno Killed 5/18/2017
Sept. 8, 2017: “Months of street protests have stopped. The trickle defection of some in the military has stopped. Hugo Chavez, PSUV's founder, is God. Washington is, once again, to blame for the crisis in the country according to the Chavistas. And the sun is still shining on Latin America's hardest left-wing political power.” From Forbes article - click here.
2017
April 2: Major power outages since March 7 have crippled Venezuela. Feb 4: Interview with interim President Juan Guaidó 2019 - Feb 2: What’s Happening in Venezuela? 1-minute explanation of latest political developments Sept 27: Maracaibo - The Human Cost of the Venezuelan Crisis June 30: Personal first-hand Report on the HEALTHCARE CRISIS in Venezuela. Click here. June 21: A 16 min. heart-wrenching video about the healthcare crisis. June 13: Challenges & Collapse. How has life changed through an economic and democratic collapse? Stories from the lives of Venezuelans. Watch this short 4 min. video. June 11, 2018: Venezuela's sky-high inflation soared to 24,571 percent in the past 12 months. See article. May 20, 2018: Nicolas Maduro was re-elected in fraudulent elections. One mother tells her story: ““Yes, he won, but we still have the same issues. The CLAPs have disappeared, we have water once a week, power comes and goes and crime still makes the rules.” Caracas Chronicles article. See also the CNN article. March 28, 2018: 1.2 million Venezuelans have fled the country in the last two years; 4 million in the last 2 decades. 30,000 Venezuelans sought asylum in the U.S. just last year. “After Syria, the next refugee crisis is in Venezuela.” (Washington Examiner) March 27, 2018: Food being used as a political weapon in Venezuela. CBS Video (5 min.) April 12, 2018: back in March, the inflation rate was 67%; the accumulated rate in the first quarter of the year is 453.7%, and between March 2017 and March 2018, the accumulated inflation is 8,878.1%. Caracas Chronicles “Marking Hyperinflation” Feb. 23, 2018: Venezuelans going to bed hungry as food crisis deepens. People are skipping meals and missing out on vital nutrients because of the persistent shortages. Click for article. Feb. 1, 2018: NPR: “The entire Venezuelan health care system is on the verge of collapse, says Francisco Valencia, head of the public health advocacy group Codevida. Some hospitals lack electricity, and more than 13,000 doctors have left Venezuela in the past four years in search of better opportunities.” Click for article. Dec. 17, 2017 - A New York Times article reveals the horrors of the hunger crisis in Venezluela. Click here.
There were 163 DEATHS associated with the protests from April thru August 2017. (Wikipedia) For a more personal look at why they fight, see: “The Venezuela You Only Find at the Protests”
Mustard Tree Missions, Inc. ©2017
“...the birds of the air will come and nest in its branches.” ~ Matt. 13:32
July 31, 2017: Since April 1, 2017 Venezuelans have been demonstrating in the streets daily against the dictatorship of Nicholas Maduro and the regime is responding with violence. In addition to tear gas being fired into the crowds and buildings, water cannons being fired at close range, and national guard using rubber bullets, recently there has been an increase in the use of metal ball bearings, marbles and other shrapnel fired with guns or loaded into tear gas canisters. In addition to many being killed (see current update in box on the right), hundreds have been arrested and jailed as political prisoners. The situation is so serious that the UN Human Rights Council held a meeting about it on June 6. (Read Ambassador Haley’s speech.) The Organization of American states has issued several statements condemning the breakdown of democracy in the failed socialist state. President Maduro is on his way to being a full-fledged dictator. See CNN report on “How a Rich Country Collapsed.” REPORT ON CHAVISTA ELECTION - CLICK HERE Inflation was 800% in 2016. The number of women dying in childbirth rose by 65% in 2016 and infant mortality rose by 30%. Price controlled food is still scarce and requires standing in line for hours to obtain. Food on the black market is so expensive that the average Venezuelan cannot afford it. Medicines and medical supplies are dangerously low to non-existent. People are dying for lack of medicines. Doctors are struggling to treat the ill and those wounded during demonstrations. “Gauze is a luxury. Antibiotics are like gold dust,” says Dr Diana Lopez, a 23-year-old doctor who volunteers at the triage post. “We are practising medicine under war conditions, making do with what we have.” (The Guardian, 6/10/17) Medical students througout the country have formed an organization called la Cruz Verde (the Green Cross). These brave students go out in the streets every day, risking their lives to give emergency first aid to anyone injured in demonstrations. One of these brave students, Paul Moreno, was killed in Maracaibo on May 18 while attending to the wounded. He was the student of a good friend of ours.
Please consider giving a tax-deductible gift for Venezuela. We are sending boxes of basic goods and supplies regularly. Make checks out to “MTM” and mail to: Mustard Tree Missions, P.O. Box 8048, Meridian, MS 39303 (Write “Venezuela” on the For line.) OR make your secure donation online thru PayPal: (You will have an option to designate your donation for Venezuela in the notes.)

For years Mustard Tree Mission has taken groups on mission trips to Venezeula…

But due to the political & economic conditions in Venezuela, we have not been able to travel there since December 2013. (See photos in our gallery.) But we are continuing to send monetary donations and boxes of supplies which are distributed by our Venezuelan branch, FUNDAMOST. If you would like to help please consider a financial gift.
There were 163 DEATHS associated with the protests from April thru August 2017. (Wikipedia) For a more personal look at why they fight, see: “The Venezuela You Only Find at the Protests”
Paul Moreno Killed 5/18/2017
Sept. 8, 2017: “Months of street protests have stopped. The trickle defection of some in the military has stopped. Hugo Chavez, PSUV's founder, is God. Washington is, once again, to blame for the crisis in the country according to the Chavistas. And the sun is still shining on Latin America's hardest left-wing political power.” From Forbes article - click here.
2017
April 2: Major power outages since March 7 have crippled Venezuela. Feb 4: Interview with interim President Juan Guaidó 2019 - Feb 2: What’s Happening in Venezuela? 1-minute explanation of latest political developments Sept 27: Maracaibo - The Human Cost of the Venezuelan Crisis June 30: Personal first-hand Report on the HEALTHCARE CRISIS in Venezuela. Click here. June 21: A 16 min. heart-wrenching video about the healthcare crisis. June 13: Challenges & Collapse. How has life changed through an economic and democratic collapse? Stories from the lives of Venezuelans. Watch this short 4 min. video. June 11, 2018: Venezuela's sky-high inflation soared to 24,571 percent in the past 12 months. See article. May 20, 2018: Nicolas Maduro was re-elected in fraudulent elections. One mother tells her story: ““Yes, he won, but we still have the same issues. The CLAPs have disappeared, we have water once a week, power comes and goes and crime still makes the rules.” Caracas Chronicles article. See also the CNN article. March 28, 2018: 1.2 million Venezuelans have fled the country in the last two years; 4 million in the last 2 decades. 30,000 Venezuelans sought asylum in the U.S. just last year. “After Syria, the next refugee crisis is in Venezuela.” (Washington Examiner) March 27, 2018: Food being used as a political weapon in Venezuela. CBS Video (5 min.) April 12, 2018: back in March, the inflation rate was 67%; the accumulated rate in the first quarter of the year is 453.7%, and between March 2017 and March 2018, the accumulated inflation is 8,878.1%. Caracas Chronicles “Marking Hyperinflation” Feb. 23, 2018: Venezuelans going to bed hungry as food crisis deepens. People are skipping meals and missing out on vital nutrients because of the persistent shortages. Click for article. Feb. 1, 2018: NPR: “The entire Venezuelan health care system is on the verge of collapse, says Francisco Valencia, head of the public health advocacy group Codevida. Some hospitals lack electricity, and more than 13,000 doctors have left Venezuela in the past four years in search of better opportunities.” Click for article. Dec. 17, 2017 - A New York Times article reveals the horrors of the hunger crisis in Venezluela. Click here.