Serving in Bolivia
Patty is a passionate follower of Jesus. She is very proud of her birthplace, the city of La Paz, the political and commercial hub of Bolivia and the highest “capitol “city in the world! She has been invested in the local Bolivian church throughout her life, as a leader in the Baptist Bolivian Youth and also as a deacon in her local church. Before joining CBM as the Global Discipleship Coordinator for Bolivia (February 2015), she worked as an auditor for the Norwegian Mission Alliance in Bolivia. With a degree in Finance and currently working towards completing her MSc in Management and Finance, Patty brings significant organizational skills to her role and a strong commitment to excellence in all that she does. Most importantly we see Patty as a person committed to prayer with a deep sensitivity to God’s leading and with her caring presence, is a welcome addition to the Bolivia team.
In her first year with CBM, Patty has earned our respect as she manages work with our Bolivian partners and churches as well as the dynamics involved in communicating effectively with our Canadian church family.
Patty says, “ During this past year it has been a wonderful experience for me to understand more about both Bolivian and Canadian churches and to see how God is working with and through us. I have been blessed to have great colleagues that are serving as CBM Field Staff in Bolivia. I think that our work as a team will strengthen our abilities and gifts. Our CBM partners, UBB and OBADES, while going through significant organizational changes this past year, have been a great support. I know that God is faithful and I look forward to what He will bring this year for Bolivia and Canada.”
“Patty is an incredible gift to CBM and the work in Bolivia. I was able to see first – hand the way she engages visitors from Canada and helps them to understand the Bolivian culture, learn from our partner, and engage well with the projects. Her humble attitude, wisdom and clear heart for the poor help her lead Canadian teams in thoughtful theological reflection and meaningful engagement as they serve and learn together in Bolivia.” Adrian Gardner, Discipleship Programs Facilitator.
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At CBM we support a range of projects through which you can serve and get involved. Some examples would be at-risk Children, Leadership Training, and Health Care initiatives. While we try to expose teams to many of the different projects we support, this year the majority have served with the Chagas for at least a portion of their trip. I would like to share a bit more about this project. The Chagas prevention project works in the Mizque municipality which is about four hours from Cochabamba. Chagas is a parasite that is spread by the vinchuca beetle