Our Mission Committee’s focus for September 2022 is on the South American country of Bolivia and the work of Paul and Lucinda Bentley under the mission organization Pioneers.
The Bolivian flag is being displayed in our chancel all month as a reminder.
Paul and Lucinda did church planting work in Maine before going to Bolivia in January 1984. In Bolivia they have worked in evangelism, church planting, Bible Institute teaching among the Quechua people, established a Quechua radio station, and helped establish a clinic for low-income Quechuas. Paul is presently the Regional Leader of Pioneers for the Americas Region, continuing to live and operate out of Bolivia. This role entails oversight of 4 Pioneer Areas encompassing South America, Mid Americas, Canada and the US Area of Immigrants/Internationals. Paul’s duties in Bolivia include coordination with the work of Radio “Mosoj Chaski”. They broadcast programs in the Quechua language including Bible teaching, music, agriculture, community health, literacy over shortwave radio 8 hours a day to all of Bolivia, parts of Peru, Chile and Argentina. The Mosoj Chaski ministry of an itinerant Quechua Bible School has expanded and needs more trainers. Lucinda teaches Bible studies, cares for kids of sex trade workers, and evangelizes in that very needy and troubled section of Cochabamba. Their role in leadership takes Paul and Lucinda on multiple trips to many parts of the two American continents.