Oklahoma Partnership With…
30+ Years Strong!
Bolivia used to be considered one of the most underdeveloped countries, both economically and socially, in South America, indeed in all of Latin America. It has a comparatively high indigenous population who had always been held at the margins of any economic, political or social improvements. However, since 2006 there has been a slow but steady change. With the election of Evo Morales, of indigenous descent, ALL are now declared equals. Indigenous people, INCLUDING indigenous women, are now being hired in all public and private institutions. The change is positive, but still rather slow in this incredibly fast-paced world.
Historical Involvement Of VIM In Bolivia
Medical teams of MD’s, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, and helpers of all kinds.
VBS, or actually Mission Bible School.
NEW FOCUS IDEAS: Engineers-in-Action: Join with this team to work on water
NEW FOCUS IDEAS: Engineers-in-Action: Join with this team to work on water and sanitation projects. Increasing younger adult participation and leadership.
Longer-term (semester or summer) English language teaching internships.
Training of existing medical clinic staff in various clinics in Bolivia to strengthen their effectiveness. (Not necessarily a medical mission team.)
The Bolivia-Oklahoma Partnership Committee is looking for persons interested in the ongoing covenant relationship with the Iglesia Evangélica Metodista en Bolivia (IEMB).
“Call to Mission” invitation
2. Contact me (info below) with any questions, comments, concerns or ideas you may have about this mission in Bolivia.