In 2001, Lila Blanchard, Steve Scharf and the Shorack family were commissioned to begin the InnerCHANGE work in Venezuela, arriving as a team in November of that year. Now almost ten years later, the InnerCHANGE team in Caracas is planted in the barrio of Pedro Camejo serving with both Venezuelan and North American team members.
The team in Caracas focuses their time on visiting the sick, loving the outcasts, working with children, and making friends with the "sinners" in their neighborhood. They do all this while living in the barrio and experiencing the rhythm of day-to-day life in this very interconnected community.
To develop an incarnational presence among the poor in Caracas, Venezuela
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STORY: Secret Names and Hidden Treasures
We recently began hosting a weekly club with 20 kids from our neighborhood. The children come to our rooftop—a large cement slab where we hang our clothes to dry and host big gatherings—on Thursday evenings to listen to Bible stories and process their life experiences.