God put on our hearts even before we married the desire to serve Him as a couple in Bolivia. We returned to the US in 2006 with the intention of returning to Bolivia once Timara completed school, but years passed as we prayed for an opportunity and waited on God’s timing. Finally, in the fall of 2012, Timara found out about the need for a couple to run the SIM Guesthouse through a friend of hers who is currently a SIM worker in Bolivia. We prayed about it, applied for it and were thrilled when SIM approved us for the position.
Through this ministry we hope to serve other missionaries by providing rest and peace for seasoned workers needing to recharge, an orientation to Bolivia for those just arriving, and an organized, functional central meeting space where God can infuse His people with His plans for reaching Bolivia with His story. Osvaldo will also be an accounting resource and together we desire to start a discipleship ministry with young Bolivian families through our church there.
We are very excited about returning to Bolivia with our two precious children. God has given our family a deep desire to be part of the work He is doing there to bring life and hope. We are humbled and delighted to be part of His plans for Bolivia.
Since 1978 Sam and Pam have been serving in Mexico in a variety of key support roles. The administrative assistance and practical help that they give to the linguists allows them to focus on research, publishing written materials and to train others. They are currently responsible for oversight of 3 separate facilities in Mexico, for managing visa applications, as well as legal representation for the non-profit organization in Mexico. The Bryants need to strengthen their partnership team in order to continue serving in this way. Please consider how you might partner with them financially, in prayer, or by encouraging others to partner with the Bryants.
Rick’s primary ministry with Wycliffe Associates is working with the team of folks developing the UBC (Unlocked Bible Commentary) materials. It is a genuine blessing to be serving with this team and an added blessing knowing that developing nation, indigenous pastors will now have access to materials with which they can gain deeper insights into the Word of God.
Timo and Corinne Towne serve in Puerto Escondido, in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, with the FC Delfines Soccer Academy. For the first seventeen years of his life Timo grew up as a missionary kid in Oaxaca, and now feels God calling him to use his love of Mexico and his knowledge of the language and culture to further His Kingdom.
Mexico is young. By population 46% of Mexico is between the ages 0 and 24. In the words of Ronne, who started the soccer ministry, “We use the most popular sport in the world, especially here in Mexico to draw non-churched, Christ-needy youth to the feet of Jesus. Using soccer we can start building the foundation of a God centered life.”
While Timo serves through soccer ministry, Corinne will be learning Spanish at Roca Blanca Language School, in a nearby town.
The Townes long term dream is to start camps that will reach and train youth, empowering them as they seek to fulfill God’s calling on their lives. Timo loves being able to assist young people in reaching their goals, just like he enjoys a perfect pass that leads to a goal in the beautiful game of soccer. He feels that his calling is to encourage others just as Barnabas encouraged Paul, in order to help them “live in a manner worthy of the calling they have received”, and “live up to what they have already attained” in Christ (see Eph 4:1 and Phil 3:16).