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On the medical front: Though two of Sandra's Doctors appointments had to be rescheduled due to healthcare coverage requirements; she has had a good report from the main Doctor. My check-up was good and I'm in sound health. We've both been to the eye doctor and have new glasses. I do have something out in my neck that is causing problems in my shoulder; but the Doctor believes he can help. I hope so as it limits what I can do. All in all; this trip has been productive and we've been able to accomplish most of what we needed to do while here. That said; please pray with us about the appointments that needed to be rescheduled; they will require another trip back to the states. Sandra is unable to follow up with Doctors in Bolivia as these appointments deal with cancer related issues. What we celebrate is that Sandra is 5 years out from her cancer diagnosis and is doing well.
We've had about 20 different appointments (9 medical) to deal with. We've been able to visit a few of our church partners as well as introduce a few churches to what is taking place in our work on the field. We've also had a chance to visit with 2 Groups that are coming to Bolivia in the next few months.
In addition, God has given us opportunities to spend some great time with our family. That has been a huge blessing.
All the while; life and work has gone on in Bolivia. In the coming weeks; look for a report about the progress in both our main Church in Tarija and a new work that we hope to see come to fruition in the near future.
Thank-you for taking an interest in what God is doing in our lives and work in Bolivia! We couldn't do what we do without you!
11 Million People in Bolivia
Need the Gospel.
Bolivia is a wonderful country with rich traditions and a strong cultural heritage. However, underneath the beauty there is an environment of sin that reaches into all areas of life. With Bolivia being steeped in poverty, people go to extreme measures in an effort to simply survive. This manifests itself in many criminal and abusive activities that often enslave the Bolivian people.
Religiously, on the surface Bolivians seem religious. However, their faith practices are divided between the formal religion of the Catholic Church and the pagan religions of the Andean people. One national leader said: “I’m Catholic, but I have my own religion”. There is a lot of confusion about Spiritual things among the Bolivian people. The picture is even darker with the element of open Satanism and Occult Superstition.
Poverty, crime, abuse, superstition, and outright paganism are only symptoms of greater problem that can only be solved by Jesus Christ. The message of the Gospel is the only way that these types of problems can truly be changed. The Gospel is the only message that offers true hope and change and Bolivians need this message.
Jeff & Sandra Price have served as Missionaries for 10 years. They have spent 7 of those years working among the Bolivian people in the cities of Tarija and Cochabamba. They have many years of ministry, professional, clinical, and practical experience. As they work in Bolivia they are able to utilize their experience to help them serve people more effectively. However, their ministry has three main areas of focus: Church Planting, Discipleship, and Leadership Training. Their ministry helps establish new churches with Bolivian leadership and they help these churches win, train, and prepare Bolivians to reach their own people with the Gospel.
Meet Jeff & Sandra Price
Missionaries to Bolivia.
Jeff and Sandra Price were married July 16, 1983, and have served the Lord throughout their lives together. For the last several years, they have served at Victory Baptist Church in Maryville, Tennessee. However, God moved their hearts and led them back to the country of Bolivia where they previously served. Seeing God move in their lives, Victory Baptist is sending them back to the field and is an active part of their work. They will depart in January of 2017 and invite you to be part of what God is doing in their lives and work.
Addiction & Alcohol
Bolivia is the poorest country in South America. There are many people who live on the streets, trying desperately to survive. In these deplorable conditions, many will turn to crime, drugs, and alcohol. It is reported that the rate of alcohol consumption in Bolivia is double that of the surrounding nations.
While the primary focus for Jeff & Sandra is in the area of Church Planting, Discipleship, and Leadership Training, they take a special ministry interest in helping people recover from an addictive lifestyle. With the rate of alcohol consumption and other vices in Bolivia, the communities and churches are directly impacted. Their desire is to implement a Scripturally based Recovery Ministry as a means of outreach and discipleship within the churches in which they work.
There is an urgent need for God’s people to reach out to those in Bolivia and around the world. As Jeff & Sandra respond to the particular need in Bolivia, they realize that with your help more can be done to reach people. If you would like to take part in this important work, please click below.