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"Pilgrim and Sojourner." - 1 Peter 2:11

 Venezuela expels missionaries


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.

SI Moderator - Greg Gordon

 2005/10/15 11:50Profile

 Re: Venezuela expels missionaries


This 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.

 2005/10/15 11:53

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Iowa U.S.

 Re: Venezuela expels missionaries

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.

Eileen Teitsworth

 2005/10/15 13:01Profile

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Charlotte, NC


How sad. :( Will have to pray for them. I wonder how many missionaries will defy the order though.

Jimmy H

 2005/10/15 18:41Profile

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 2005/10/16 8:30Profile


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.

 2005/10/17 9:39

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