Bolivia

Bolivia Update

Hi, readers. It’s with a heavy but hopeful heart that I tell you a source at the US Embassy said it’s definitely “time to get out.” With a mandate like that, M, my dear friend and full time Bolivia missionary, has received orders to evacuate the country within the next two weeks. She’s given her

Autonomia!

Today’s blog is serious, dear readers. I’m begging for your prayers for Bolivia. It appears the long anticipated civil war between the Collas (government supporters, pronounces ‘Coyas’) and the Cambas (autonomy supporters) is finally beginning. (In case you’re wondering, I’m pro-autonomy.) Bolivia’s president Evo Morales has ordered the U.S. Ambassador out of the country, and

One Last Bolivia Note

I finally finished my little video from the trip… check it out when you’ve got 15 minutes to spare. Enjoy! **You might have to click it a time or two to get it to work! Online Videos by Veoh.com If that doesn’t work, copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v10986776nfbjDRX

Bolivia: Foolishness

Playing football… oucH! JP decides to eat cow udder Jen’s face is priceless Note the reaction to JP devouring the udder How many gringos can fit in one car? Nice chicken head Children attacking JP Never a dull moment with Miriam around Our leader (wouldn’t you feel safe with this guy in charge?) “No photos,

Bolivia: More Random Friends

Singin’, the first of many times MMM, Bits and Cream Whoopin’ up on the Bolivians (not really, but it’s my blog, and I’ll say what I want.) Homestay at the Vacas – chillin’ in Edwin’s room New friends and old friends These girls are in charge! My Bolivian brother, Edwin.. and crazy Rob That’s my

Bolivia: New & Old Friends

The Team at Miami Airport Dave, Robin, Kathleen and me (working hard!) Robin & Me My Bolivian Parents Michelle & Mary Jo Dave & Edwin My darling Issett and her best friend, Carla Edwin mocking Rob for having big muscles Dave & the Aposento Alto worship team Drew & Mary – Happy Birthday Surprise Rob,

Bolivia Pictures!

The photo CD with everyone’s pics has arrived… so I’m going to post the best ones. I must say, this was not my year to look good in pictures. Womp womp. One of the most visible things we did in Bolivia was paint the neighborhood’s court and the high school’s court… below are photos from

Un Poco Mas de Bolivia

A Big SurpriseI should have paid attention in 8th grade math… Trying to buy paint was a smidge difficult…let’s just say converting paint from gallons to liters to cover an unknown number of yards that had to be converted to meters was way outside of my comfort zone. Mrs. Shea was right. Best ProjectPainting la

Mas de Bolivia

My time in Bolivia was punctuated by extreme sadness at one end of the spectrum, followed by prolonged bouts of laughter at the other. The team was amazing… I’m actually experiencing withdrawals from being away from them… not so much my roommates Michelle and Robin, who contribute to global warming too much for my nostrils

Fotos

I only took about 20 pictures this year, so while I wait for everyone else’s to trickle in… here are just a few… Edwin accompanying Issett at our send-off party Issett – isn’t she sassy?! (wearing RaeRae’s old dress!) The fish market across the street from Hotel Alaska Robin, Rob, Edwin and me Edwin and

Street Kids

Last year I met a girl named Liliana. Like the other street kids, Liliana lives in the sewer pipe which is about 100 times more disgusting than you’d think. Last year I recall cleaning her arms off where she had cut herself with razors in a suicide attempt. This time around, she recognized me and

Viva Bolivia

Manana esta el dia cuando voy a Bolivia!Tomorrow is the day that I leave for Bolivia! Actually, I head out this afternoon… first to Atlanta, where the inimitable former coworker Amy Button will pick me up and take me home for the night. After giggling ourselves to sleep, I will wake up in about three

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