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The Needs We Meet



Literacy Program The Wayuu people have limited education, most are illiterate and few have hopes of finding a job. Bread of Hope has partnered with the Renacer en Cristo church to build a community center where we invite the Wayuu people to come and receive life skill training. This includes all the practical skills needed for everyday like […]



Bringing The Gospel to the Wayuu people is challenging in many ways, but language barriers stand as our greatest hurdle. To help overcome the language gap, Bread of Hope has partnered with Faith Comes By Hearing to provide the Wayuu people with access to The Gospel in their native tongue. We do this with a device called […]



Approximately 85% of the Wayuu people live in poverty. Bread of Hope empowers local Churches to restore their value by meeting physical needs like food, water, shelter and wellness. We provide food by distributing meals throughout Wayuu communities. Because the Wayuu live in areas that are overrun with trash, they have no access to clean drinking […]

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Pastor Jose’s Story


Pastor Jose Cera was born July 13th 1977 in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He graduated from an extension of the Venezuelan Baptist Seminary, located in Zulia.  He started his ministry when he was 27 years old as a pastor of Renacer en Cristo Baptist Church in 2003. He is also the National Director of Bread of Hope […]


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Mark’s Story


I’m Mark Kreikemeier and I live in Alpharetta, Georgia with my wife and three children. In 2009, I reluctantly went on a mission trip to Venezuela with eight folks from our church, First Baptist Church Alpharetta. One evening our mission was to deliver food to the people of Maracaibo. The local church member picked which […]

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Local pastors are the heart of our ministry in Bread of Hope.  They are the ones working each and every day in their communities reaching the Wayuu people for Christ.  When our mission teams leave, they are the ones responsible for overseeing the discipleship process in new Wayuu believers.  One of our most inspiring local […]

Serving our Wayuu brothers and sisters


On April 2nd, our local staff and 8 volunteers in Maracaibo, Venezuela traveled to Amatunao, Colombia to spend their Easter weekend sharing God’s love with the Wayuu. Amatunao is a small Wayuu community about 8 hours away from Maracaibo by car. The Wayuu there live in the middle of a deserted, dry landscape in a […]

Venezuela and Colombia Mission Trip Summary


  On February 28th, we had the opportunity to travel to Colombia for the first time with our local Venezuelan staff.  It was such a privilege to meet those whom we have heard and prayed over for so long.  We were amazed by the warm welcome we received from the Wayuu in Colombia.  After traveling […]

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