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Field Staff: Bolivia
Bill is the Field Director for the MEM ministry to the Low German people of Bolivia. Along with leading the MEM team of workers Bill provides leadership for the development of the new community of Hacienda Verde near San Jose and to head up the radio station there.
Arlie & Eva have served in Bolivia since 2002. Arlie is the Director of Education and Low German Ministry. Their home church is Aylmer EMMC in Aylmer, ON.
Abe and Margaret pastor the church in the community of Villa Nueva near Pailón. Their gifts of leadership development and hospitality are an encouragement to the people in the community and surrounding area. They are members of the Aylmer EMMC church.
Irna is part of the teaching staff at the Unidad Educativa Brillante school in Hacienda Verde. She also shares her leadership and teaching gifts in working with the youth of the community and in planning special programs and events. She is a member of the Blue Creek EMMC Church in Belize.
Rubén & Guadalupe live in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Rubén provides leadership to the LIEAB church conference in Bolivia.
Willy and Margaret live in the new community of Hacienda Verde. Willy is pastor of the congregation that meets there and they contribute to community life with their enthusiasm and giftedness in hospitality and music. They are members of the EBMC from la Crete, Alberta.
Henry and Caroline are your hosts at the Casa de la Amistad in San Jose. Their efforts and friendly smiles provide a home-away-from-home feeling to all guests. They also help with administration and additional responsibilities. They are members of the Picture Butte, Alberta EMC church.
Nancy recently completed a year of Spanish language training and has returned to complement the MEM ministry as a teacher, and adding her experience to help with the ongoing ministry administration and documentation. Her home church is the Taber, Alberta EMC.
Herbert and Alwiera are encouragers and helpers to the new families making Hacienda Verde their home. In charge of economic development for the community, and with energy and gifts of music they provide stability for these newcomers. They are from the Menno Colony in Paraguay’s Chaco.
Stanley and Heike live in Hacienda Verde. Stanley is in charge of the administrative aspects of land management in this new community and Heike shares her teaching and musical gifts with the children and families. They are from the EMG Church in Sommerfeld Colony, East Paraguay.