[img]http://www.sermonindex.net/images/forum/2004/may/featured_news.gif[/img]CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday ordered U.S. New Tribes evangelical missions working with indigenous groups to leave the country after accusing them of "imperialist infiltration" and spying.Chavez, a former paratrooper who says his socialist revolution counters U.S. influence, briefly suspended foreign missionary permits in August after U.S. evangelist Pat Robertson called on Washington to assassinate the left-wing leader. Robertson later apologized."I have given the order, the New Tribes, the so-called New Tribes, are going to leave Venezuela. This is real imperialist penetration, it makes me ashamed," Chavez said, wearing a green military uniform and red army beret.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOThis breaks my heart. No!!! We were just about to send out 50+ bibles to them, with additional money to purchase other ones. NO! Can you pray with me that God still opens a door to get these bibles to the brothers/sisters in Venezuela.
This is truely heart rendering! and a good example of consequences of actions taken. YET, God is on his throne, much higher then Pat Robertson, and great good will come out of this.Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
How sad. :( Will have to pray for them. I wonder how many missionaries will defy the order though.
I talked to my pastor about it, he said he hasn't heard from the pastors in that area. Man!! God will provide a way, if He started something, HE will finish it.Continue to pray, I'll keep you guys updated.