Bolivia is a predominantly Spanish-speaking country of roughly 11 million people with 39 indigenous languages. While largely Roman Catholic, Bolivia presents a diverse religious scene. The Beni department, consisting of 8 provinces in the northeast corner of the country, is a very poor area but rich in natural beauty and resources.
This trip will be in partnership with Catalyst Mission. They first arrived in October 2015. The continual feedback they received was that the training they offer was the greatest spiritual need in this area. With little access to theological formation, pastors and leaders often face an incredibly difficult task of preaching, teaching, and multiplying the gospel. After their most recent trainings in June and August 2016, Catalyst has taken further steps to develop and implement a long-term vision to plant training institutes in this country and raise indigenous leaders who will run with these biblical concepts. Now, with training sites in La Paz and the Beni Department, they have multiple opportunities for churches wishing to partner for the expansion of the gospel through trained pastors, church planters, and multiplying disciples.
The June 2017 trip will be Catalyst’s fifth training trip to the Beni Department. While training sites are still being confirmed, the likely location within the Octava will be Magdalena.
The training will consist of pastor/church planter training and women’s discipleship training. Based upon previous training(s) in the Beni Department, the training will be intensive (30+ hours) and the accommodations will be basic but sufficient. The people of the Beni Department are very hospitable and incredibly grateful for this investment. The certainty of this project is we will leave resources in the hands of men and women who will multiply the gospel, plant churches, establish existing churches and ministries, and send missionaries with a global vision.
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