Serving in Bolivia
As Latin America Team Leaders Bruno and Kathleen Soucy support CBM’s Field Staff, church partners and programs in Bolivia, El Salvador and Cuba. They also are exploring additional partnership possibilities in other Latin America countries. Bruno and Kathleen are passionate about working with local churches in Latin America to develop sustainable growth and impact in their communities. With our Canadian churches they are working to help develop their mission efforts and church engagement, locally and globally, through meaningful short-term mission experiences and partnership possibilities in Latin America. Prior to their roles as Latin America Team Leaders, Bruno and Kathleen served for 7 years as GFS in Rwanda.
Bruno has broad experience in technical and management roles in Agricultural Credit in many areas of Canada. He has a passion to help program staff and partners enhance stewardship and financial processes for increased impact in communities and churches.
Kathleen worked in agricultural research (food safety), in Pregnancy Resource Centers in Ontario, Saskatchewan and New Brunswick, and as an area manager for the Canadian Cancer Society in New Brunswick. She has a passion for global discipleship, especially helping to develop appropriate short-term mission programs for donors and churches.
Bruno and Kathleen have three married children – Caroline & Jonathan Selig, Laura & Jonathan Vokey and Benjamin & Elissa Soucy, and six grandchildren.
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In the Dominican Republic (DR) Bruno attended the annual gathering of the Baptist Churches of DR (IBAREDO) and visited several member churches. All the churches except one have bi-vocational pastors and typically are located in small rural or poorer urban communities. Nearly all the IBAREDO churches are actively engaged with their community – teaching kids music, engaging youth in learning a trade so they don’t gravitate to drugs or prostitution, counselling families, hosting small group bible studies, helping poor cane workers to understand God’s care for them, etc. In Sosúa, a community very near to Puerto Plata, a popular tourist destination for many Canadians, we met with a group
CBM Global Field Staff Bill Dyck and Bruno Soucy attended a Pastor's Summit in Colombia and came away very encouraged. Says Bill, "Blessed to have met so many Latin American Christian leaders at the Pastoreo de Pastores (Pastor to Pastors) summit in Colombia! Looking forward to what God will do through, and among the pastors of the Bolivian Baptist Union!" Pray for these new connections and for new opportunities in the region. Pray too for Latin America Team Leaders Bruno and Kathleen Soucy as they explore the opportunities for greater CBM engagement in the region. Catch up with Bill and Janice
“...... and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8b In April, I (Kathleen) was blessed with to participate in a Trauma Healing course in La Paz, a course put on by The Trauma Healing Institute of The American Bible Society. This organization is equipping people, churches, and NGOs around the world to care for the more than one in seven people worldwide who suffer severe wounds of the heart and spirit in the aftermath of conflict, disaster or abuse. Bolivia STM News
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me..…whatever you did for one of the least… you did it for me." Matt 25:35-36, 40 In April, I (Kathleen) was blessed with to participate in a Trauma Healing course in La Paz, a course put on by The Trauma Healing Institute of The
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 Baptist pastors from all over the country gather (this year at the Seminary in Cochabamba) to take part in a week of continuing education. The theme for this year’s program has been Strengthening the Family with daily sessions on family topics and evenings set aside
"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 their families, children received books for their new library. Colleagues Tim and Kallie Hutton spearheaded this initiative as they work alongside our partners. As a librarian, Tim is committed to supporting a reading culture especially among children, much to the delight the families attending the