April/May 2022
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New Horizons (pt.1)

Centro de Vida Sana B3


Written by Jodi

The idea of a lifestyle center was born last year while Ana and Elizabeth were offering basic natural treatments on their Bible study visits. Elizabeth, a nurse, and both girls having studied the LIGHT program at Instituto Quebrada Leon (IQL), saw the benefits of including treatment for physical ailments alongside the spiritual lessons. Ana also noticed during her few weeks colporteuring over summer break that among her team, many were rejected at the door. However, IQL graduates always had a good reception because they offered their skills in meeting people’s physical needs as well as addressing spiritual topics.
Last November, the B3 team (what we call GMA locally here in Bolivia) began looking for more teammates and praying about the right location for the lifestyle center. God sent Elizabet and Luz to join the team earlier this year and led the team to the town of Independencia, a 5-hr. drive from Cochabamba. God provided a beautiful place with a large building left over from a previous NGO. The town gave the team permission to lease the building free of charge for one year, with subsequent use a possibility. Modesto and Wilson pitched in to help fix up and set up the center. In early May, Centro de Vida Sana B3 opened officially and began accepting patients.
Top: before and after pictures of the building. Paint, electrical and more. Above: Treatment room with tub, massage table, mini chair sauna and space for general treatments.
Downstairs there is an open patio with a kitchen, a bunkroom, a treatment room, and a reception room off of it. Upstairs, there is a bedroom for the ladies and a large meeting room.
This year, the ladies will take turns working at the Lifestyle Center (out-patient) and doing Bible studies in the community. Modesto is floating between several projects and will eventually come down to Rurrenabaque and help with building construction once we buy land. Jonathan and Wilson are focusing in on the most remote mountain communities where the medical team has been working, taking a week or ten days at a time to live and work with the people and encourage them spiritually through Bible study and prayer. The other half of the month they will be based in Independencia, assisting with a 10-day in-patient program.
Team meetings in March and prep for setting up the lifestyle center.
Kicking off the year with a team get-together. Modesto, Elizabeth, Ana, Luz, Elizabet, Marcia & Wilson. NP: Jonathan, attending to a family emergency and Paola, on maternity leave. 
Thank you for supporting this hardworking team of Bible workers with your finances and prayers. They are truly fighting on the front lines of the spiritual soul-winning battle! I look forward to sharing their stories with you throughout the year.

Here’s a little note from Elizabet, Director of the Centro de Vida Sana B3:
“Our first guests have finished their therapies and, thanks to God, have felt much better and seen improvements in their health. That motivates us a lot to keep going because we can see God working and blessing his children in a big way. Please keep us in your prayers!”
Bible Worker Team: Elizabeth, Luz, Wilson, Jonathan, Modesto, DJ, Ana, Elizabet
Facebook: GMA Bolivia Highlands
Facebook: GMA Bolivia Highlands

Gospel Workers

Jonathan and Wilson are working a different strategic plan this year, hoping to spend more time with those they are trying to share Jesus with. In the picture above, the small group from Minas is worshiping together and having "ahp-tahpi" (potluck on a blanket) lunch. From their base in Minas, they motorcycle and hike to the most remote communities where they will then spend several days at a time with the people.

Grover Update

Grover's upper body is getting stronger every day. He can get in and out of bed by himself, get into his wheelchair, go to church (with help), and get himself breakfast.
He has completed some basic computer classes that will help him get a job and continues putting in a good effort on his daily physical therapy.
We anticipate he'll be out on his own in about 6 months, much more able to function with his paraplegic paralysis.

It's hard to believe this is the same guy that lay day after day in his dark room, depressed and relying on his burdened mother to care for his every physical need out in the mountains. Jesus truly works miracles and Grover is a living example.

Thank you to those who have donated specifically to bring hope to his life!


Little Elizabeth, Paola & Franz's little girl. While Paola has been on "maternity leave," she's had Grover living with her family. Thanks Paola!

On the Home Front...

We dabbled in a bit of gardening for the first time. Always something going awry: lots of rain or no rain or too much sun or bugs or us being gone too long... we enjoyed a few of the things that didn't rot or suffer because of lack of water!
Ways God Has Already Provided!

We needed $3000 for 2 new motorcycles for the Bible workers. We prayed and God impressed a ministry partner to send that very amount of money the next day.

2 Laptop computers and a projector

Innumerable small things in just the right timing and way.

A team of SEVEN Bible workers!

Medical project Team Leaders (more on this later)
Rural air / medical base of ops.
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