The work in Venezuela originated from the mission efforts of the Dominican Brethren. Venezuela is a promising country for a Brethren presence with 2100 members in 21 congregations. Many interested in the movement come from independent charismatic and evangelical backgrounds and are hungry for a more holistic understanding of the gospel, inspired by Anabaptist-Pietist theology. In addition, since Venezuela’s economy is in shambles, the movement is inspired by the Brethren to be engaged in churches that reach out to suffering neighbors with whatever support they can provide.
The Iglesia de los Hermanos in Venezuela has an active evangelistic outreach to indigenous people along the Orinoco River.
- Emergency Disaster Fund grants go to the DRC, Venezuela, Mexico
Brethren Disaster Ministries has directed grants from the Church of the Brethren Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) to help Eglise des Freres au Congo (the Church of the Brethren in the Democratic Republic of Congo, or DRC) respond to the eruption of a volcano near the city of Goma and to respond to the families displaced by violence who have fled to the city of Uvira. Grants for COVID-19 relief work also are being given to the Church of the Brethren in Venezuela and to Bittersweet Ministries in Mexico.
- EDF grants provide relief aid in the US, Nigeria, DRC, Lebanon, and Venezuela
Brethren Disaster Ministries staff have directed Emergency Disaster Fund (EDF) grants to provide COVID-19 and disaster relief aid in a number of countries. The grants include an additional allocation for the domestic COVID-19 Relief Program in the United States through the end of 2020, to assist Church of the Brethren congregations and districts in providing relief activities in their own communities.
- International perspectives – Venezuela: Prayer requests for peace
“Receive from me and from the Church of the Brethren in Venezuela’s National Board, a fraternal hug and a word of blessing in the name of our Lord,” wrote Robert Anzoátegui, president of Iglesia de los Hermanos Venezuela. “In the current moments we need to recognize that God is the one who can bring on-time
- Historic Peace Churches to Hold Latin America Conference
“Hunger for Peace: Faces, Paths, Cultures” is the theme of a conference of the Historic Peace Churches in Latin America, to held in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic, from Nov. 28-Dec. 2. This is the fifth of a series of conferences that have taken place in Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America as a part
- Newsline for October 7, 2010
“All who believed were together and had all things in common” (Acts 2:44). NEWS 1) Summer workcamps explore passion, practices of early church. 2) Disaster ministry opens new Tennessee project, announces grants. PERSONNEL 3) Heishmans announce decision to leave Dominican Republic mission. 4) Fahrney-Keedy names Keith R. Bryan as president. 5) On Earth Peace announces