Bolivia

Almost 120 years after the first missionaries came to Bolivia to reach the unreached people groups of the Andes, the Bolivian church is increasingly engaging in missions. More and more Bolivians are responding to God's call to make disciples. At the same time there are still a lot of communities within this beautiful and diverse country where the good news of Jesus Christ is hardly known.

Therefore, as a team we work with the local church both in mobilization, disciple-making, and in reaching the least reached of Bolivia. Read our stories to know more about our work!

Bolivia

Almost 120 years after the first missionaries came to Bolivia to reach the unreached people groups of the Andes, the Bolivian church is increasingly engaging in missions. More and more Bolivians are responding to God's call to make disciples. At the same time there are still a lot of communities within this beautiful and diverse country where the good news of Jesus Christ is hardly known.

Therefore, as a team we work with the local church both in mobilization, disciple-making, and in reaching the least reached of Bolivia. Read our stories to know more about our work!

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 people are largely agricultural. Their traditional, animistic beliefs are strong and place great importance on the chamanes, or witch doctors, to provide herbal medicinal cures and protect the well-being of the community and the universe. SIM Bolivia is looking for creative and effective ways to address spiritual and physical needs of the Tacana people 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 will 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

Pray for Bolivia! Pray for the people of this beautiful and diverse country. Pray that from the heart of Latin America a light may shine for the rest of the world.

2

Pray for all the people who haven’t heard God's good news. Pray that we can make disciples of Jesus Crist among them, so all of Bolivia will sing God's praise.

3

Pray for the mobilization of the Bolivian churches. Pray for the candidate missionaries in their journey. Pray that the churches may recognize more and more their role in missions.

4

Pray for the local churches, that they may grow both in number and in depth of their understanding of God.

5

Pray for the team of SIM Bolivia. Pray that the missionaries may be firmly rooted in God and in his Word. Pray for unity in the team.

6

Pray for the government of Bolivia. Pray for peace, joy, and justice in this country.

7

Pray to the Lord to send more workers into this field.


Stories from this Country

Light at the end of the tunnel

I took a deep breath and reconsidered my options. The most appealing choice for me would require us to backtrack several miles to the place we took the shot cut and then climb over a high mountain pass.

Jonny speaks up for Jesus in Bolivia

Our founding fathers' goal was to share the gospel in places it had never been heard; now many missionaries want to help believers build a lifelong relationship with Jesus.

Where the sun doesn't shine - video

SIM Bolivia reaches out to the miners of Potosí and dreams of them going in the mines singing praises to the Lord.

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

Light at the end of the tunnel

I took a deep breath and reconsidered my options. The most appealing choice for me would require us to backtrack several miles to the place we took the shot cut and then climb over a high mountain pass.

Jonny speaks up for Jesus in Bolivia

Our founding fathers' goal was to share the gospel in places it had never been heard; now many missionaries want to help believers build a lifelong relationship with Jesus.

Where the sun doesn't shine - video

SIM Bolivia reaches out to the miners of Potosí and dreams of them going in the mines singing praises to the Lord.

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.