Venzuelans have shown great courage in demonstrating to make life better in a
brutal socialist dictatorship. Having spoken to family members and others who
have served missions there, the country is spiraling out of control because of
the countries leadership. Murder rates in Caracas are perhaps the highest in the
world. Desparate to implement socialism,Hugo Chavez replacement Maduro has
forced economic policies that are causing extreme inflation and shortages of
basic staples.My sympathy,love and appreciation go to these mostly young people
who want a better Venzuela.
How many missionaries does this leave in Venezuela?
If they have that many congregations why on earth send so many people who never
spoke the language until a few months before to the country?
Why we send missionaries to Venezuela if they have so many members? Probably why
we send so many foreigners on their mission to Utah. We're an international
church. It gives missionaries the experience with serving away from their homes.
It aids in keeping the world-wide church unified.
@ K McHenry, IL, It's also because the Lord Himself sends them there. The
callings to serve come from the Lord and we try to obey. If it does not work
out, it is the Lord's will. We have still gained understanding and
experience regardless of the outcome. Nothing is lost, even if a life is cut
short. There comes a time re-uniting and joy. Eternal joy. We live in faith, not
Despite the whole "It's the Lord's will" argument, K does have
a point. Given that native Spanish speakers are second only to native English
speakers, it makes sense that Spanish speaking missions would be served by
native Spanish speaking missionaries, and American missionaries could then be
sent to missions in other countries. Wasn't that Pres. Kimball's
vision for missionary work, that each nation would supply its own missionaries
in that nation and then export to other nations? Or has that logic changed in
the past 40 years?
There have not been missionaries from North America in Venezuela for a while
now. The missionaries are from other south american countries as well as
When I saw this report on another source earlier today I was concerned. There
is an ever increasing upheaval in the world. Military action in the Ukraine as
well as the shift in control of one of its provinces, the president of Israel
suggesting that he no longer feels that he can depend upon the United States,
and now missionaries being moved out of a country who's political unrest
hasn't even been widely reported on in our country.My heart
goes out to the members of these nations who desire to follow the Savior and are
under growing threat from political and world forces which are seemingly no
longer pressing for righteous endeavors. Let us all keep a more constant and
prayerful vigil. The Latter-day are upon us.