During these days, months and years of being far away from family, no one could ever take their place. However, we are blessed by countless others who fill in the gaps with special moments, seasons and memories that encourage and bring us joy.


We are extremely blessed by our Missionary Team here and the chance we get to spend holidays together. Celebrating Christmas will never quite be the same in Bolivia as in snow covered Iowa, but we had a lot of fun and laughs all together this past year.


­We are humbled and honored by the parts we get to play in the special days and events of our friend’s lives here in Bolivia. Cecilia loved her role as flower girl in a good friend’s wedding and Bryan was blessed to perform a different wedding for a young woman we had mentored in the past.


We are so excited when people come to visit and feel privileged to get to host teams that come to work with the Tutoring Center. As we write this, we have an amazing team from Faith Evangelical Church in Billings, MT. They are working hard and helping us to open New Hope Tutoring Center while encouraging us all along the way.




We also feel so blessed to be surrounded by an incredible team of supporters and prayer warriors. Their prayers, provision and love are the reason we can serve. It is so fun to know we have friends across the U.S. that would open up their homes to us and let us come in to be a part of their family for a time.


The sacrifice of living far away from our immediate families is hard, but we are so grateful for the other remarkable people that God has placed in our path to walk alongside of us in this journey. He is faithful to fill in the gaps and provide everything that we need.






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