Letter from a child of Bolivia
Dear brothers and sisters of the Oklahoma Conference,
Thank you for all the Sunday School materials that have arrived so that the Sunday School children can learn more about the Word of God.
My name is Ashly and I accompany my mom to the Curriculum Writing Workshops. I can see how they strive to develop and complete the children’s lesson books. Before, we didn’t have any materials, but since there have been these week-long workshops, whether in Cochabamba or in La Paz, I have seen many things. From the devotionals to the snacks, and how the brothers and sisters sometimes don’t sleep so they can finish the material.
Thanks to you, this material arrives to each child in each Methodist church. From the children of this country, thank you for sharing with us your offerings.
May God bless you … a lot!
(Translation by Susan Waite)
By Holly McCray
The Children’s Curriculum Project links the Oklahoma Conference and the Evangelical Methodist Church in Bolivia. Among other connectional projects are: an unusual hotel restoration mission in December, multiple Engineers in Action works, and the First International Women’s Encounter in September.
Oklahoma clergyman David Stephenson has been appointed full-time to coordinate these ministries.
His title is mission interpreter for the Bolivia-Oklahoma Partnership, a ministry of Volunteers In Mission. The level of commitment to this work is evident in how it is funded. Private donations are fully supporting Rev. Stephenson.
To contact him: 918-346-5181, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now Oklahoma UM Christian educators and Bolivian Sunday school teachers are writing uniquely Bolivian Sunday school materials for four age groups of children. Adult-level studies are desired.
Bolivia’s indigenous people speak dozens of languages; Spanish is taught in public schools.
"You-all got on board with us," Graner said, tears in her eyes.
Valley is assembling a team with skills in the construction trades—electrical, plumbing, engineering, etc.—as well as in hotel management, to evaluate the building in December and design a comprehensive plan, which the Bolivian Methodists will implement.
To contact Valley: email@example.com, 405-747-8580.