Story number 3 for 9 Aug 2001

By August 9, 2001

(Venezuela)–A recent explosion in a Caracas, Venezuelan church has heightened alarm over a series of bomb threats in this South American capital. The attack has rattled Christians in an area where terrorism is an unfamiliar problem. Latin America Mission’s Ken MacHarg has details. “The bomb, which injured two worshipers and damaged part of the cathedral, was one of a series of attacks and threats that have rocked the violence plagued capital in recent weeks. Some say that it was intended as a message to the Catholic church for speaking out against president Hugo Chavez’s leftist government. While the bombings have not threatened his work with street children, LAM missionary Greg Burch says that, “As Christians, our response to the increase in violence must come from a biblical perspective on justice.” Through his ministry, he says that his team is preventing children and youth from getting involved with drugs and crime in the first place by introducing them to their Heavenly Father, one life at a time. For Mission Network News, I’m Ken MacHarg.”

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