“...the birds of the air will come and nest in its branches.” ~ Matt. 13:32

News from FUNDAMOST (Fundación Árbol de Mostaza) in Venezuela.

Dra. Melyber giving Dra. Yusty a blood pressure cuff and a bag of otoscope cones. Rubén giving Dr. José Valera his stethoscope. 3rd year residents in Internal Medicine, Maria & Miguel 1st and 3rd year residents in the Hospitalization Unit. Dra. Mely with Dra. Gladiely (Internal Medicine). Dra. Mely with some of her classmates and their stethoscopes. Dra. Mely using one of the new blood pressure cuffs & stethoscope.
STETHOSCOPES FOR DOCTORS
In May the Riester medical equipment company generously donated a box full of stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs and other instruments for us to send to Venezuela. Dr. Melyber Rivero distributed them to medical residents and doctors in the Hospital General del Sur where she is doing her residency. Our MTM Missions Director Rubén Turtulici also took a stethoscope to Dr. José Valera who works in the Children’s Hospital in Maracaibo. Doctors in Venezuela are not paid enough to afford to buy their own stethoscopes and they were all overjoyed to be blessed with these gifts.
Greetings from Venezuela!
In   the   last   couple   of   years,   we   in   Fundamost   (Mustard   Tree   Missions   of   Venezuela)   have   been   delivering   donated
items   such   as   school   supplies,   medical   supplies,   baby   food,   toiletries   and   toys   to   people   in   great   need   in   and   around
the Maracaibo area.
In   addition   to   that   we   started   a   scholarship   program   for   Christian   students   to   help   pay   their   University   tuition.
We   know   that   with   a   University   education   young   people   can   get   a   better   job   and   believe   that`s   the   best   way   to   help
them   out   of   poverty.   Up   through   last   year   we   could   use   small   donations   and   part   of   the   money   I   made   teaching   to   cover   the 2
students   we   had   in   the   program.   We   managed   to   do   a   lot   with   a   little.   One   of   these   students   (José)   graduated   with   a   degree   in   psychology   this
year and is now seeing clients as part of Fundamost!
This   semester   the   University   has   increased   the   tuition   tremendously   -     we   need   about   $500   per   semester   to   cover   one
student's   tuition.   Currently   we   have   one   person   receiving   this   financial   help   but   we   would   like   to   include   two   or   three   more
young people who need it.
Axel,   our   current   scholarship   recipient,   is   studying   Computer   Science.   He   is   20   years   old   and   comes   from   a   family   in
which   both   parents   work,   but   their   combined   salaries   is   the   equivalent   of   only   $4   per   month.   His   mother   is   in   need   of   a
pacemaker   that   costs   $7000   which   is   impossible   under   the   current   conditions.   Her   wish   is   for   her   son
to get a University degree that would open doors for him in another country.
There   are   also   2   young   ladies   we   would   like   to   help.   Alejandra   is   17   and   just   finishing   high   school.
She   wants   to   get   a   technical   degree   in   psychopedagogy   (a   combination   of   pedagogy   and   psychology)
in   order   to   help   troubled   school   kids.   It   is   very   important   for   her   to   obtain   this   degree   as   she   is   the   sole   provider   for
herself, her mom and brother.
Victoria,   another   17   year-old,   wants   to   study   psychology.   She   will   be   able   to   get   a   job   as   a   counselor   upon   graduation.   Here
is   what   she   says   about   her   education:   " The   reasons   why   I   want   to   study   psychology   are   diverse:   to   understand   what   is   behind
the   actions   of   a   person,   to   discover   why   or   what   leads   a   person   to   make   certain   decisions   in   the   face   of   different   situations,
and   to   recognize   the   multiple   differences   and   uniqueness   that   exist   within   each   person.   Beyond   satisfying   my   curiosity   and
expanding   my   understanding,   my   vision   is   to     learn   how   to   help   people   from   where   it   all   begins   (from   what   I   consider   for   now):
the mind."
We   cannot   offer   these   scholarships   without   your   help.   In   July   I   accepted   a   teaching   position   in   Ciudad   Ojeda   on   the   east   side   of   Lake   Maracaibo,
about   an   hour's   drive   from   my   home.   This   pays   $300   a   month,   but   it   takes   $1,000   a   month   just   for   food   and   transportation.   Thankfully,   I   have   a
few   psychology   clients,   some   tutoring   jobs   and   some   internet   classes   that   help   cover   some   expenses.   I   have   been   able   to   take   a   small   portion   of
my   income   and,   along   with   the   donations   we   receive,   cover   a   small   part   of   these   tuitions,   but   it   is   not   enough.   In   order   to   move   ahead   we   need   to
raise   more   funds.   I   invite   you   to   keep   participating   with   us.   Whatever   you   send   will   add   up   and   help   these   bright   students   secure   a   more
promising   future.   They   are   the   future   of   our   country   and   no   matter   how   bleak   things   look   right   now   we   cannot   give   up   on   educating   the   next
generation!
May God bless you,
Rubén Turtulici Arrieta, M.Ed.
Psicólogo/Psicoanalista
Rubén & his students Axel Alejandra Victoria
In February 2019 we sent another box filled with basic supplies and food to Maracaibo. If you’d like to help us send boxes of supplies to be distributed to those in need, please use the “Donate” button above to give via PayPal. Please designate “Venezuela” in the notes section. All donations are tax-deductible.
In April and May 2019, we sent 3 boxes of supplies to Maracaibo - OTC medicines & vitamins, toiletries, school supplies and some solar power lights & chargers. The Riester medical company donated a large box full of stethoscopes and a few other instruments. We sent most of them to Dr. Mely Rivero in Maracaibo who will distribute them to other doctors. Most doctors in Venezuela cannot afford to buy their own. We are also sending some to the “Venezuela Now” medical clinic in Barquisimeto. Thanks to some generous donors, Ruben was able to buy a generator which is helping him keep his refrigerator and electrical devices running and charged during these times of power outages of up to 22 hours a day. But gasoline to run it is getting scarce and stations are only open when they have electricity. Check out Rubén’s May report (& more pics) here!
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News from FUNDAMOST (Fundación Árbol de Mostaza)

In May the Riester medical equipment company generously donated a box full of stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs and other instruments for us to send to Venezuela. Dr. Melyber Rivero distributed them to medical residents and doctors in the Hospital General del Sur where she is doing her residency. Our MTM Missions Director Rubén Turtulici also took a stethoscope to Dr. José Valera who works in the Children’s Hospital in Maracaibo. Doctors in Venezuela are not paid enough to afford to buy their own stethoscopes and they were all overjoyed to be blessed with these gifts.
Dra. Melyber giving Dra. Yusty a blood pressure cuff and a bag of otoscope cones. Rubén giving Dr. José Valera his stethoscope. 3rd year residents in Internal Medicine, Maria & Miguel 1st and 3rd year residents in the Hospitalization Unit. Dra. Mely with Dra. Gladiely (Internal Medicine). Dra. Mely with some of her classmates and their stethoscopes. Dra. Mely using one of the new blood pressure cuffs & stethoscope.
STETHOSCOPES FOR DOCTORS
Greetings from Venezuela!
In     the     last     couple     of     years,     we     in
Fundamost    (Mustard    Tree    Missions    of
Venezuela)       have       been       delivering
donated   items   such   as   school   supplies,
medical    supplies,    baby    food,    toiletries
and   toys   to   people   in   great   need   in   and   around
the Maracaibo area.
In   addition   to   that   we   started   a   scholarship   program   for   Christian
students   to   help   pay   their   University   tuition.   We   know   that   with   a
University   education   young   people   can   get   a   better   job   and   believe
that`s   the   best   way   to   help   them   out   of   poverty.   Up   through   last   year
we   could   use   small   donations   and   part   of   the   money   I   made   teaching
to   cover   the   2   students   we   had   in   the   program.   We   managed   to   do   a
lot   with   a   little.   One   of   these   students   (José)   graduated   with   a   degree
in    psychology    this    year    and    is    now    seeing    clients    as    part    of
Fundamost!
This   semester   the   University   has   increased   the   tuition   tremendously   -  
we   need   about   $500   per   semester   to   cover   one   student's   tuition.
Currently   we   have   one   person   receiving   this   financial   help   but   we
would like to include two or three more young people who need it.
Axel,    our    current    scholarship    recipient,    is
studying   Computer   Science.   He   is   20   years   old
and   comes   from   a   family   in   which   both   parents
work,     but     their     combined     salaries     is     the
equivalent   of   only   $4   per   month.   His   mother   is
in   need   of   a   pacemaker   that   costs   $7000   which
is   impossible   under   the   current   conditions.   Her
wish   is   for   her   son   to   get   a   University   degree
that    would    open    doors    for    him    in    another
country.
There   are   also   2   young   ladies   we   would   like   to
help.    Alejandra    is    17    and    just    finishing    high
school.   She   wants   to   get   a   technical   degree   in
psychopedagogy   (a   combination   of   pedagogy   and
psychology)   in   order   to   help   troubled   school   kids.
It   is   very   important   for   her   to   obtain   this   degree   as
she   is   the   sole   provider   for   herself,   her   mom   and
brother.
Victoria,   another   17   year-old,   wants   to   study   psychology.   She   will   be
able   to   get   a   job   as   a   counselor   upon   graduation.
Here   is   what   she   says   about   her   education:   " The
reasons   why   I   want   to   study   psychology   are   diverse:
to    understand    what    is    behind    the    actions    of    a
person,   to   discover   why   or   what   leads   a   person   to
make    certain    decisions    in    the    face    of    different
situations,   and   to   recognize   the   multiple   differences
and    uniqueness    that    exist    within    each    person.
Beyond   satisfying   my   curiosity   and   expanding   my
understanding,   my   vision   is   to     learn   how   to   help
people   from   where   it   all   begins   (from   what   I   consider
for now): the mind."
We    cannot    offer    these    scholarships    without    your    help.    In    July    I
accepted   a   teaching   position   in   Ciudad   Ojeda   on   the   east   side   of   Lake
Maracaibo,   about   an   hour's   drive   from   my   home.   This   pays   $300   a
month,   but   it   takes   $1,000   a   month   just   for   food   and   transportation.
Thankfully,   I   have   a   few   psychology   clients,   some   tutoring   jobs   and
some   internet   classes   that   help   cover   some   expenses.   I   have   been
able    to    take    a    small    portion    of    my    income    and,    along    with    the
donations   we   receive,   cover   a   small   part   of   these   tuitions,   but   it   is   not
enough.   In   order   to   move   ahead   we   need   to   raise   more   funds.   I   invite
you   to   keep   participating   with   us.   Whatever   you   send   will   add   up   and
help   these   bright   students   secure   a   more   promising   future.   They   are
the   future   of   our   country   and   no   matter   how   bleak   things   look   right
now we cannot give up on educating the next generation!
May God bless you,
Rubén Turtulici Arrieta, M.Ed.
Psicólogo/Psicoanalista
Rubén & his students Axel Alejandra Victoria
In February 2019 we sent another box filled with basic supplies and food to Maracaibo. If you’d like to help us send boxes of supplies to be distributed to those in need, please use the “Donate” button above to give via PayPal. Please designate “Venezuela” in the notes section. All donations are tax-deductible.
In April and May 2019, we sent 3 boxes of supplies to Maracaibo - OTC medicines & vitamins, toiletries, school supplies and some solar power lights & chargers. The Riester medical company donated a large box full of stethoscopes and a few other instruments. We sent most of them to Dr. Mely Rivero in Maracaibo who will distribute them to other doctors. Most doctors in Venezuela cannot afford to buy their own. We are also sending some to the “Venezuela Now” medical clinic in Barquisimeto.
Thanks to some generous donors, Ruben was able to buy a generator which is helping him keep his refrigerator and electrical devices running and charged during these times of power outages of up to 22 hours a day. But gasoline to run it is getting scarce and stations are only open when they have electricity.
Mustard Tree Missions, Inc. ©2017
Mustard Tree Missions, Inc. ©2017
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“...the birds of the air will come and nest in its branches.” ~ Matt. 13:32

News from FUNDAMOST (Fundación Árbol de Mostaza) in Venezuela

Dra. Melyber giving Dra. Yusty a blood pressure cuff and a bag of otoscope cones. Rubén giving Dr. José Valera his stethoscope. 3rd year residents in Internal Medicine, Maria & Miguel 1st and 3rd year residents in the Hospitalization Unit. Dra. Mely withDra. Gladiely (Internal Medicine). Dra. Mely with some of her classmates and their stethoscopes. Dra. Mely using one of the new blood pressure cuffs & stethoscope.
STETHOSCOPES FOR DOCTORS
In May the Riester medical equipment company generously donated a box full of stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs and other instruments for us to send to Venezuela. Dr. Melyber Rivero distributed them to medical residents and doctors in the Hospital General del Sur where she is doing her residency. Our MTM Missions Director Rubén Turtulici also took a stethoscope to Dr. José Valera who works in the Children’s Hospital in Maracaibo. Doctors in Venezuela are not paid enough to afford to buy their own stethoscopes and they were all overjoyed to be blessed with these gifts.
Greetings from Venezuela!
In   the   last   couple   of   years,   we   in   Fundamost   (Mustard   Tree   Missions   of
Venezuela)   have   been   delivering   donated   items   such   as   school   supplies,
medical   supplies,   baby   food,   toiletries   and   toys   to   people   in   great   need   in
and around the Maracaibo area.
In    addition    to    that    we    started    a    scholarship    program    for    Christian
students   to   help   pay   their   University   tuition.   We   know   that   with   a   University
education   young   people   can   get   a   better   job   and   believe   that`s   the   best   way   to   help   them   out   of
poverty.   Up   through   last   year   we   could   use   small   donations   and   part   of   the   money   I   made   teaching   to
cover   the   2   students   we   had   in   the   program.   We   managed   to   do   a   lot   with   a   little.   One   of   these
students   (José)   graduated   with   a   degree   in   psychology   this   year   and   is   now   seeing   clients   as   part   of
Fundamost!
This   semester   the   University   has   increased   the   tuition   tremendously   -     we   need   about   $500   per
semester   to   cover   one   student's   tuition.   Currently   we   have   one   person   receiving   this   financial   help
but we would like to include two or three more young people who need it.
Axel,   our   current   scholarship   recipient,   is   studying   Computer   Science.   He   is
20   years   old   and   comes   from   a   family   in   which   both   parents   work,   but   their
combined   salaries   is   the   equivalent   of   only   $4   per   month.   His   mother   is   in   need
of    a    pacemaker    that    costs    $7000    which    is    impossible    under    the    current
conditions.   Her   wish   is   for   her   son   to   get   a   University   degree   that   would   open
doors for him in another country.
There   are   also   2   young   ladies   we   would   like   to   help.
Alejandra   is   17   and   just   finishing   high   school.   She   wants
to     get     a     technical     degree     in     psychopedagogy     (a
combination   of   pedagogy   and   psychology)   in   order   to   help   troubled   school   kids.
It   is   very   important   for   her   to   obtain   this   degree   as   she   is   the   sole   provider   for
herself, her mom and brother.
Victoria,   another   17   year-old,   wants   to   study   psychology.   She   will   be   able   to   get   a
job   as   a   counselor   upon   graduation.   Here   is   what   she   says   about   her   education:
" The   reasons   why   I   want   to   study   psychology   are   diverse:   to   understand   what   is
behind   the   actions   of   a   person,   to   discover   why   or   what   leads   a   person   to   make
certain   decisions   in   the   face   of   different   situations,   and   to   recognize   the   multiple
differences   and   uniqueness   that   exist   within   each   person.   Beyond   satisfying   my
curiosity   and   expanding   my   understanding,   my   vision   is   to     learn   how   to   help
people from where it all begins (from what I consider for now): the mind."
We   cannot   offer   these   scholarships   without   your   help.   In   July   I   accepted   a   teaching   position   in   Ciudad
Ojeda   on   the   east   side   of   Lake   Maracaibo,   about   an   hour's   drive   from   my   home.   This   pays   $300   a
month,    but    it    takes    $1,000    a    month    just    for    food    and    transportation.    Thankfully,    I    have    a    few
psychology   clients,   some   tutoring   jobs   and   some   internet   classes   that   help   cover   some   expenses.   I
have   been   able   to   take   a   small   portion   of   my   income   and,   along   with   the   donations   we   receive,   cover
a   small   part   of   these   tuitions,   but   it   is   not   enough.   In   order   to   move   ahead   we   need   to   raise   more
funds.   I   invite   you   to   keep   participating   with   us.   Whatever   you   send   will   add   up   and   help   these   bright
students   secure   a   more   promising   future.   They   are   the   future   of   our   country   and   no   matter   how   bleak
things look right now we cannot give up on educating the next generation!
May God bless you,
Rubén Turtulici Arrieta, M.Ed.
Psicólogo/Psicoanalista
Rubén & his students Axel Alejandra Victoria
In February 2019 we sent another box filled with basic supplies and food to Maracaibo. If you’d like to help us send boxes of supplies to be distributed to those in need, please use the “Donate” button above to give via PayPal. Please designate “Venezuela” in the notes section. All donations are tax- deductible.
In April and May 2019, we sent 3 boxes of supplies to Maracaibo - OTC medicines & vitamins, toiletries, school supplies and some solar power lights & chargers. The Riester medical company donated a large box full of stethoscopes and a few other instruments. We sent most of them to Dr. Mely Rivero in Maracaibo who will distribute them to other doctors. Most doctors in Venezuela cannot afford to buy their own. We are also sending some to the “Venezuela Now” medical clinic in Barquisimeto.
Thanks to some generous donors, Ruben was able to buy a generator which is helping him keep his refrigerator and electrical devices running and charged during these times of power outages of up to 22 hours a day. But gasoline to run it is getting scarce and stations are only open when they have electricity.