"NTM has 160 assigned missionaries in Venezuela working with 12 indigenous groups. Their teams have been active for nearly six decades.
"New Tribes' Nita Zelenak says their primary concern is for the indigenous people of Venezuela whom their missionaries serve. She adds, 'We would very much welcome an opportunity to address his concerns and to help him better understand our organization and the work that we do there.'
"They are more than a missionary force, she explains, adding, 'In addition to the religious teaching, our missionaries work in areas of humanitarian assistance, community development and literacy.'
"Zelenak urges prayer. 'Probably our first prayer request would be that President Chavez could better understand New Tribes Mission as an organization and the work that we do in Venezuela.'" ...