Monthly Archives: July 2013

Last day in La Paz

It’s been a week of overwhelming impressions since we arrived in La Paz. We’ll never forget the experiences we have had in this city that is surrounded by mountains on all sides. We are especially grateful to the leaders and … Continue reading

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Healing on the streets

Mision Cristo Resucidado is a new church being planted in the Miraflores district of La Paz. It does not have Sunday services but instead its members meet and grow in midweek cell groups. The idea of “healing on the streets” … Continue reading

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A special day at Lake Titicaca

This post can now be viewed on the Christ Church website, with extra photos. Mi corazón entona la canción, Cuán grande es Él, Cuán grande es Él! We sang those words in last Sunday’s service: they are the chorus of … Continue reading

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In touch with home

We’re very encouraged to know that this blog is helping our supporters in Birmingham and elsewhere to follow our progress. Our thanks especially to John Clayton for promoting the blog in Christ Church. Thank you, too, for all the comments … Continue reading

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Latin American celebration

Sunday was Maurice and Gill’s 51st wedding anniversary (congratulations!) and was also Independence Day in Bolivia’s neighbour, Peru (again, congratulations). For Sunday lunch we were all invited to a Peruvian restaurant where we were joined by many church members. Most … Continue reading

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Sunday children’s group

Team members Margaret, Mary and Sarah joined with regular leader Maria for the children’s session during the Sunday morning service at Cristo Redentor. About 20 children from ages 3 to 12 were there – some from church families, some not. … Continue reading

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Sunday service at Cristo Redentor, La Paz

We may be in a different continent and using a different language, but nothing unites Christians more than worship. The Sunday morning service at Walter Barrientos’ church was a wonderful experience. The colour and light of the building just added … Continue reading

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Meeting the women

On Saturday afternoon we joined with the women’s group in Cristo Redentor church (the men came too!). We wanted to bring something of real value and decided to focus on encouraging these women to receive more of God’s grace. Emily, … Continue reading

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Carnival time

We spent a couple of hours watching one of the three major street carnivals that happen each year in Bolivia. This one is organised by universities and it was amazing to see the enthusiasm of the students who took part. … Continue reading

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A healthy breakfast

One of the most important activities of Cristo Redentor church is their Saturday morning outreach to children. We learned that some of these children, who live in the poorer outskirts of La Paz, walk for up to an hour to … Continue reading

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