Rock of Horeb Church was founded in 1973 in San Felix, Venezuela, and since then has been a lighthouse to the surrounding community. In 2018 Nelson Perez and his wife Lennys Marquez, who are part of Church’s leadership team, felt in their hearts that God was calling them to help the needy at Guaiparo Hospital – the main and biggest hospital of the whole city. Ours is a city of more than a million people, divided by the Caroni river into two main areas: San Felix and Puerto Ordaz.
Prior to Covid-19 one in ten young people aged 16-25 were not in any form of education, employment training. Due to recent events the unemployment rate for young people is expected to rise significantly. What does the future look like for these young people? What barriers are they facing, preventing them from making choices about their future? What disadvantages are they encountering? Where do young people turn if they do not have a supportive home life?
Oftentimes the solution is simple: The local church providing relational, tailored, and holistic mentoring.