Bolivia

Convinced that no one should live and die without hearing God’s good news, we believe that He has called us to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in communities where He is least known. Therefore, compelled by God’s great love and empowered by the Holy Spirit:

  • we cross barriers to proclaim the crucified and risen Christ.
  • we make disciples who will trust and obey Jesus.
  • we work together with churches to fulfill God’s mission.
  • we facilitate the participation in cross-cultural ministry of those whom God is calling

Bolivia

Convinced that no one should live and die without hearing God’s good news, we believe that He has called us to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in communities where He is least known. Therefore, compelled by God’s great love and empowered by the Holy Spirit:

  • we cross barriers to proclaim the crucified and risen Christ.
  • we make disciples who will trust and obey Jesus.
  • we work together with churches to fulfill God’s mission.
  • we facilitate the participation in cross-cultural ministry of those whom God is calling

Come and Serve

Kayuparu

Kayuparu is an Aymara phrase that can be translated “at their feet,” or “at His feet.” As representatives of the One who took the form of a servant and stooped to wash feet, we take that incarnational love to “the least of these,” who sit at people’s feet all day long shining shoes on the streets of La Paz. We do this that we might serve them and bring them to the feet of Jesus as willing learners, humble servants and heartfelt worshippers.

Quechua Ministry

The 4 million Quechua spread throughout central Bolivia make up one of the largest least-reached groups in Latin America. There are still many remote Quechua communities in the mountains and jungles of Bolivia where Christ is not known.

Kayuparu

Kayuparu es una frase aimara que puede ser traducida “a sus pies (de ellos)”, o “a Sus pies (de Él)”. Como representantes del Único que tomó la forma de Siervo y se agachó para lavar pies, llevamos su amor encarnacional al “más pequeño de estos”, que se sientan a los pies de la gente todo el día lustrando zapatos en las calles de La Paz, para que podamos servirles y traerlos a los pies de Jesús como aprendices dispuestos, siervos humildes y adoradores sinceros.

Quechua Ministry

Los 4 millones de quechua-hablantes que se extienden por Bolivia central conforman uno de los mayores grupos menos alcanzados en América Latina. Aún hay muchas remotas comunidades quechuas en la sierra y selva de Bolivia donde Cristo no es conocido.

Communities where He is least known

Communities where Christ is least known

Tacana

Living in the Yungas region of Bolivia with a population over 18,000, the Tacana are largely agricultural. Their traditional, animistic beliefs are strong and place great importance on the chamanes or witchdoctors to provide herbal medicinal cures and to protect the well-being of the community and the universe. SIM Bolivia is looking for creative and effective ways to address their spiritual and physical needs as they work alongside a local couple who have the desire to reach their own people with the Gospel.

Miners of Potosí

Potosí is a city that clings to the side of a beautiful mountain, but many have died inside its mines. The miners acknowledge it to be the devil’s domain and daily make sacrifices to his image. Who can break down barriers to reach this close-knit, tough group of miners? Who can come to know the story of abundant life in Jesus Christ? Whose feet will be beautiful on that mountain, bringing the good news?

prayers

1

New missionaries to work in the new ministry initiatives to the least-reached.

2

Grace, unity and cultural understanding as we live and work in multi-ethnic and multi-generational teams

3

SIM Bolivia missionaries to be effective and intentional in making disciples of Christ

4

Wisdom and sensitivity for SIM Bolivia leadership as they give ministry direction and care to our country staff.


Stories from this Country

The masked shiners of La Paz

SIM workers Randy and Dani Davis are establishing a church called Kayaparu ("at His feet") amongst one of Bolivia's least-reached communities - the shoe shiners of La Paz.

The surprising ways God is at work in Bolivia - VIDEO

SIM has a commitment to the least reached people, where there is no gospel. In Bolivia this includes indigenous groups, rural residents and urban dwellers.

Stories from this Country

The masked shiners of La Paz

SIM workers Randy and Dani Davis are establishing a church called Kayaparu ("at His feet") amongst one of Bolivia's least-reached communities - the shoe shiners of La Paz.

The surprising ways God is at work in Bolivia - VIDEO

SIM has a commitment to the least reached people, where there is no gospel. In Bolivia this includes indigenous groups, rural residents and urban dwellers.