WorldVenture History in Venezuela
The majority of WorldVenture’s outreach in Venezuela takes place in the capital city of Caracas. Barriers to the gospel in this city of five million people include nominal cultural Catholicism that is rooted in traditions; open acceptance and practice of occultism and witchcraft; easy belief in a New Age philosophy that any religious teaching will lead people to heaven; and a growing secular materialism that seeks security through the consumption and acquisition of more and better things. Despite these obstacles, WorldVenture’s Venezuela team has an effective outreach to the lost and has planted several churches, including an English-speaking international church. Other ministry efforts include outreach to students ranging in age from elementary school children up to the university level.