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Venezuela is the first Spanish country entered by C&MA missionaries. In 1895 two single women began work in Caracas, the capital. In 1914, the work had to be closed, and the field was reopened in 1971. The national church today consists of nine organized churches with 1,844 inclusive members.

Alliance missionaries have been working with national pastors and leaders in their development as church leaders through the Bible Institute as well as in a church-planting effort on the Venezuelan island of Margarita. Chinese Alliance missionaries have been making several evangelistic trips there annually.

Currently, the U.S. mission team is transitioning out of Venezuela. The national church has accepted the challenge to assume responsibility for leadership development, and Chinese ministries led by the Canadian C&MA will continue work in the city of Valencia.

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National Church

The Christian and Missionary Alliance of Venezuela: 8 organized churches, 2 unorganized groups, 2 ordained ministers, 757 baptized members, and 1,375 inclusive members

Team Initiatives

  • Grow the El Encuentro church plant into a church of impact in the northeastern part of Caracas.
  • Work with pastors and leaders in their development as church leaders through our Bible Institute.
  • Work on a church-planting effort on the Venezuelan island of Margarita. Our Chinese missionaries make four evangelistic trips there annually

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Demographics

Population
Population—25,375,281
Infant mortality rate—22.2/1,000
Life expectancy—74.3
Capital City
Caracas (3,517,300) pop.
Geography
Slightly more than twice the size of California, Venezuela (352,143 sq. mi.) has lowlands, grassy plains, and mountains in the north, great forest areas and mountains in the south, and vast grasslands in the center.
Languages
Spanish (official)
numerous indigenous dialects
Ethnicity/Race
Spanish
Italian
Portuguese
Arab
German
African
indigenous people
Economy
Per capita income—$5,800
Inflation—22.4%
Unemployment—17.1%
Literacy rate—93% (2003 est.)
Government/Political Climate
Federal republic. Democratically elected governments have held sway since 1959. Current concerns include a polarized political environment, a politicized military, and drug-related violence along the Colombian border.
Religion
Roman Catholic—96%
Protestant—2%
other—2%

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