Hola bienvenido (hello, welcome) to Cochabamba, Bolivia! Julie and I arrived in the beautiful city of about 1 million people about 24 hours after we departed from Portland. Thanks for your prayers for safety, everything was great! Julie's Spanish skills helped us navigate the airports, customs, and visa process smoothly.
Cochabamba is the home of Dan and Daryl Collins, WorldVenture missionaries here. Dan is Nathan's good friend from seminary. More about them tomorrow. Bruce Tissell, New Life missionary from Brazil, was already here and settled into the mission headquarters. More about him tomorrow, too.
The purpose of our trip is to assist in partnership conversations between WorldVenture Bolivia and WorldVenture North Brazil. We had a great initial meeting yesterday as Dan and Bruce shared about their two fields of ministry and dreamed about how they might partner together. Nathan asked lots of questions, listened, and prayed.
We appreciate your prayers for all of us as we seek to serve the Lord and these two mission fields and their leaders.
Nathan and Julie Pylate