Introducing Union de Jóvenes Bautistas de Bolivia (UJBB)

The UJBB (Union de Jóvenes Bautistas de Bolivia) is the National Youth Union of Bolivian Baptists. This institution focuses on supporting the needs of youth throughout the country, provides training, and works to promote mobilization. The term “youth” in Bolivia is a bit broader as it roughly includes people ages 13 to

New Director of Casa & Jireh

In January we said goodbye to the Director of the Casa de La Amistad & Jireh, Julio Caesar Chacon. Julio had been working in this position for several years and felt his family was ready for a change. They are currently exploring the possibly of living internationally. We are however, excited to announce

Seminary Inauguration

The school year in Bolivia generally runs from February to November, so over the past couple of weeks families have been transitioning into back to school mode. Each year the Seminary (STB) has a tradition of welcoming first year students during an inauguration service. This is always an exciting time as these

Hunger Bites – Bolivia

Hola! That is “hello” in Spanish, one of the languages we speak here in Bolivia. My name is Hector. Welcome to my community of Charapaxi! I’d like to tell you about my biggest hero. It’s my dad. His name is Victor. My dad got training from church development workers to help become the best

Women Mentoring Women

Building Bridges between women of Canadian Baptist Churches and the African Christian Church and Schools. On January 29, 7 female clergy gathered together in Mississauga to learn about the women pastors in Thika, Kenya and to plan for a mentoring program. The women will mutually benefit from shared prayer, devotions, support and

Project PEPE

The Centre for Integral Mission (CMI), located in El Alto, has a national mandate to work with pastors and congregants as their churches strive to actively live out their faith through both word and action. By offering a variety of workshops and courses, CMI aims to strengthen leaders and change the long held notion

Bolivia Happenings and the Water Crisis

Back in Bolivia, we are in the last days before summer vacation. During the first week of December each year Baptist pastors from all over the country gather (this year at the Seminary in Cochabamba) to take part in a week of continuing education. During the first week of December each year

Association Conventions

Over a late November weekend, each region of the UBB denomination holds its annual association convention. This is a time for pastors and leaders within specific departments (provinces) to address regional administration, provide various institutional reports, and fellowship together. It’s also preparation for the national convention held in March. We were invited

Christmas at Jireh

"The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the word. He was in the world and the world was made through him... “John 1:9,10 Anniversary celebrations are an important part of preparing for "summer vacation" and the Christmas season. At Jireh, a church based ministry to working children and

CETI Bolivia/Cuba and Beyond

Leadership formation for Integral Mission is a vast area of ministry. It requires biblical foundations, a deep love for God’s church and for the community that surrounds it. It is not about taking initiative for people, but about shaping hearts and minds to embrace and join in God’s transformative work. We have been blessed