By Lonnie Wilkey
Editor, Baptist and Reflector
LENOIR CITY — Listen to reports of world news and you will hear of the struggles faced by people in Venezuela, a country rocked by political turmoil and chaos.
Venezuelans are dying of hunger due to a severe food crisis in the country. Statistics reveal that 80 percent of the residents live in poverty and that many people only eat once or twice a day and do not have access to basic hygiene items such as soap, shampoo, tooth paste and brushes, toilet paper, to name a few.
Maria Luisa Chun has firsthand knowledge of the situation. Though she is now a pastor’s wife living in Loudon County, most of her family remains in Venezuela. She knows that many of her family and friends have gone mostly without food in recent months. [Read more…]