Leaders map Bolivian trips

5/28/2010

Two tours in September reflect the ongoing ministry partnership between Methodist churches in Bolivia and Oklahoma.
  • Engineering work on display

On Sept. 7-18, a group will survey projects in Bolivia that are the work of Engineers In Action (EIA) and the Council of Elders for the Bolivia/Oklahoma Methodist Partnership.

Leader will be David Stephenson, who is EIA executive director and heads the Council. Other leadership will be by John Funk, a missionary to Bolivia assigned by the General Board of Global Ministries, and Ruben Mamani, director of EIA operations in Bolivia.

Participants will visit some of 17 EIA projects, including supplying potable water to villages, eco-latrine projects, bridges, mine wastewater treament efforts, and irrigation projects.

The deadline is near for early registration, which features a discount. For details, including costs, contact Rev. Stephenson, http://engineersinaction.orgdstephensontulsa@hotmail.com.

  • Women sharing across cultures

The "First International Bolivia-Oklahoma Women’s Encounter" is Sept. 17-26 in La Paz, Bolivia. Representatives of FeFeMe (Federation of Methodist Women of Bolivia) will participate, joined by Oklahomans. Lodging will be at a retreat center.

"We have a ‘girls-only’ week planned— share recipes, learn to weave and teach quilting, and have an intercultural Bible study" said Susan Waite, Oklahoma City, vice chairperson of the Bolivia/Oklahoma Methodist Partnership.

Reservation deposits are secured through OKC-Chapel Hill UMC. For details, contact Waite, ksmc.waite@prodigy.net,  405-824-8421.


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