In 1976 Jan and I surrendered our lives to serve as foreign missionaries in the country of Bolivia, South America. We arrived in Bolivia in 1981 and began working in the city of Santa Cruz. Then in 1993 we moved to the Andean city of Sucre and have been working there for the last 20 years.
During 33 years of ministry in Bolivia, the Lord has enabled us to plant two churches, which continue under national leadership. Besides several preaching points (preaching on a regular basis but not holding weekly services), we were privileged to lay the groundwork for two other works that were turned over to other missionaries when we went on furlough. These churches also continue under Bolivian leadership.
Jan and I have experience in a variety of ministries, including discipling new Christians and working with women, children and camp ministries. We feel God is leading us to expand our outreach to the Spanish-speaking world as well as to English-speaking ministries through the ARM division of BIMI.
The ARM ministry will allow us to assist and relieve missionaries who encounter family or medical emergencies or need a furlough. We personally have experienced the disappointing results of having to leave a young church without adequate leadership and understand the importance of this supportive ministry. Between assignments I will be actively involved in other ministries as well as that of Assistant South America Director.
Jan and I are excited to be expanding our ministry by becoming Assistance and Relief Missionaries. Please pray for us as we continue to win souls and help establish new churches in the Spanish-speaking world.