Mustard Tree Missions, Inc.  ©2017
Made with Xara  Xara  Xara ...the birds of the air will come and nest in its branches. ~ Matt. 13:32
This video, made by a friend of our ministry in July 2016, reviews the crisis in Venezuela at that time. Please note: The exchange rate mentioned in this video is now over 7,000 Bolivars to $1 as of June 13, 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. As of June 13, at least 67 had been killed (see current update in box on the right), most of them young people in their teens and twenties. 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. It started when the pro-governement supreme court ruled that the opposition-led national assembly could no longer legislate. Now Pres. Maduro has declared that there will be a new national assembly elected to write a new constitution. With Maduro’s poplularity down to 21.9% (The Guardian, 6/10/17) this is not a move that the people will allow without a fight. Even the Attorney General said the idea is unconstitutional. Elections are set for July 30. The opposition will be out to stop it and the army will be out to stop them. Without God’s intervention, it will be a bloodbath. 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) There is a bright spot in the picture, however. Since the Venezuelan Red Cross is not doing anything to  help the wounded and those overcome by tear gas, medical students througout the country have formed an organization they are calling la Cruz Verde (the Green Cross). These valient heroes are going out in the streets every day, risking their lives to give emergency first aid to protesters injured in demonstrations. One of these brave students was killed in Maracaibo on May 18 while attending to the wounded. He was the student of a good friend of ours. <Paul Moreno, murdered May 18. Mustard Tree Missions is now collecting medical supplies and monetary donations to send down to the Green Cross in Maracaibo. You may donate via PayPal below.
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.

Our last Mission Trip to Maracaibo, Venezuela was in November 2013.  (See photos in our gallery. )

Due to the current political & economic conditions in Venezuela, it has been difficult to get visas and we have not been able to travel there since.

But we are continuing to send boxes of supplies and monetary donations which are distributed by our Venezuelan branch, FUNDAMOST.

There have been 92 deaths associated with the 100 days of protests as of July 9, 2017. 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
This video, made by a friend of our ministry in July 2016, reviews the crisis in Venezuela at that time. Please note: The exchange rate mentioned in this video is now over 7,000 Bolivars to $1 as of June 13, 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. As of June 13, at least 67 had been killed, most of them young people in their teens and twenties. 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. It started when the pro-governement supreme court ruled that the opposition-led national assembly could no longer legislate. Now Pres. Maduro has declared that there will be a new national assembly elected to write a new constitution. With Maduro’s poplularity down to 21.9% (The Guardian, 6/10/17) this is not a move that the people will allow without a fight. Even the Attorney General said the idea is unconstitutional. Elections are set for July 30. The opposition will be out to stop it and the army will be out to stop them. Without God’s intervention, it will be a bloodbath. 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) There is a bright spot in the picture, however. Since the Venezuelan Red Cross is not doing anything to help the wounded and those overcome by tear gas, medical students througout the country have formed an organization they are calling la Cruz Verde (the Green Cross). These valient heroes are going out in the streets every day, risking their lives to give emergency first aid to protesters injured in demonstrations. One of these brave students was killed in Maracaibo on May 18 while attending to the wounded. He was the student of a good friend of ours. <Paul Moreno, murdered May 18. Mustard Tree Missions is now collecting medical supplies and monetary donations to send down to the Green Cross in Maracaibo. You may donate via PayPal below.
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.

Our last Mission Trip to Maracaibo, Venezuela was in November 2013. 

(See photos in our gallery. )

Due to the current political & economic conditions in Venezuela, it has been

difficult to get visas and we have not been able to travel there since. But we

are continuing to send boxes of supplies and monetary donations which are

distributed by our Venezuelan branch, FUNDAMOST.

There have been 92 deaths associated with the 100 days of protests as of July 9, 2017. For a more personal look at why they fight, see: “The Venezuela You Only Find  at the Protests”
Mustard Tree Missions, Inc.  ©2017
Made with Xara  Xara  Xara
“...the birds of the air will come and nest in its branches.” ~ Matt. 13:32
This video, made by a friend of our ministry in July 2016, reviews the crisis in Venezuela at that time. Please note: The exchange rate mentioned in this video is now over 7,000 Bolivars to $1 as of June 13, 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. As of June 13, at least 67 had been killed, most of them young people in their teens and twenties. 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. It started when the pro-governement supreme court ruled that the opposition-led national assembly could no longer legislate. Now Pres. Maduro has declared that there will be a new national assembly elected to write a new constitution. With Maduro’s poplularity down to 21.9% (The Guardian, 6/10/17) this is not a move that the people will allow without a fight. Even the Attorney General said the idea is unconstitutional. Elections are set for July 30. The opposition will be out to stop it and the army will be out to stop them. Without God’s intervention, it will be a bloodbath. 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) There is a bright spot in the picture, however. Since the Venezuelan Red Cross is not doing anything to help the wounded and those overcome by tear gas, medical students througout the country have formed an organization they are calling la Cruz Verde (the Green Cross). These valient heroes are going out in the streets every day, risking their lives to give emergency first aid to protesters injured in demonstrations. One of these brave students was killed in Maracaibo on May 18 while attending to the wounded. He was the student of a good friend of ours. <Paul Moreno,   murdered May 18. Mustard Tree Missions is now collecting medical supplies and monetary donations to send down to the Green Cross in Maracaibo. You may donate via PayPal below.
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.

Our last Mission Trip to Maracaibo, Venezuela was in November 2013.  (See photos in our gallery. )

Due to the current political & economic conditions in Venezuela, it has been difficult to get visas and we have not

been able to travel there since. But we are continuing to send boxes of supplies and monetary donations which are

distributed by our Venezuelan branch, FUNDAMOST.

There have been 92 deaths associated with the 100 days of protests as of July 9, 2017. For a more personal look at why they fight, see: “The Venezuela You Only Find  at the Protests”