Lines hours long just to obtain basic necessities, the breakdown of security and a stream of congregants fleeing the country. On the surface it sounds like circumstances in some Middle Eastern country, but instead these are the realities in Caracas, Venezuela.
Pastor Eduardo Mercon leads an Encounter with God church in Caracas contending with the worst period in that country’s history. These pressures conspire with the typical pressures of pastoral ministry to create isolation and loneliness.
In Part 4 of a video series highlighting CMI’s Pastor Care Initiative, Eduardo shares how CMI-sponsored pastors retreats are a haven of companionship and openness that helps embolden and strengthen him for leading a congregation facing unprecedented challenges.