It’s been a while, so I thought I’d send out a quick hello on this day as Bolivia celebrates its second anniversary of being a plurinational state. This change went into effect on January 22, 2010, and other requirements of the 2009 constitution are still in the process of implementation. One example is the election of judges, held for the first time last October. Here’s a short piece about the results so far.
I’ve been keeping busy, attending the Fifth Youth Congress on Water and the Environment in Cochabamba (Bolivia) last week, and the general assembly of the Iglesia Evangélica Peruana in Urcos (Peru) the week before. It was good to finally get down to the lower, and much warmer, valley region of Cochabamba, and it’s always energizing (as well as exhausting!) to spend several long days with youth and young adults who are passionate about making a difference for their communities and the world.
The Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study 2012 edition has started the year by lifting up stories from our work with partners in Latin America and the Caribbean. The entry for tomorrow focuses on Bolivia, with a short reflection from last year’s youth congress. Please take a look and hold our partners and mission workers in prayer!