Jesus the Hope Church of the Nazarene in Carrizal, Venezuela, started a monthly service project to help feed the homeless in their communities despite the current food crisis in their country.
Thirty years ago, an 11-year-old boy was caught in the middle of a family feud and took a machete to the back. Now, years after being treated at Kudjip Nazarene Hospital, Masa is an ordained minister who is serving the same people that nearly took his life away.
At a recent training workshop, organizers assumed that the attendees were all there to participate in the project, but one man arrived for the first time without knowing what the activity was about.
Global Mission Director Dr. Verne Ward told the 2015 Africa Regional Convention that the church's goal is for there to be zero people groups who do not have a Christian witness among them.
“We cannot get comfortable right where we are," he said. "We have to identify with those who are unreached."