Not only will you help change someone’s earthly life – you’ll impact their eternal life. By being involved in missions, you can take part in God’s plan to reach the nations.
The ministry started in 1998 and the camp purchased in 2005. It opened just a few months later with over 700 campers showing up for the first week! They slept in tents and used make shift restrooms. These were days to remember and great impact for the Lord! WOL Bolivia has reached tens of thousands of youth with the gospel of Christ since 1998. The camp is filled to capacity every week and they still don't have room for everyone that wants to come. New larger dorms are needed to house more campers.
You'll love the ministry and staff. You'll meet some wonderful young people that have come to learn how they can serve the Lord better with their lives. The property is absolutely beautiful! Pastor Sonny said it is "One of the nicest camp properties Word of Life has anywhere in the world. And we were treated like royalty." The Bolivia ministry has a Discipleship Training Center with around 40 students. You'll work alongside the staff, hear the testimonies and be thrilled to serve the Lord together!
Most flights enter Bolivia via Santa Cruz or La Paz then connect to Cochabamba. The flight from FL or TX is about 7 hours. After arriving and going through customs, you fly for another 1.5 hours.
Housing is in the student dorms. You'll be taken VERY good care of.
WOL Bolivia has a tour bus and will arrange to pick up our team at the airport.
You'll enjoy the excellent care of the WOL staff. The food is really good and always fresh. You'll eat with the some of the WOL staff every day and hear their testimonies. What a great way to start the morning.
A entry visa is required, $140, and can be purchased in the airport in Santa Cruz or La Paz. The process takes about 10 minutes per person so if there is a large group going, this could be done here in the USA before you leave. You are also required to have a Yellow Fever shot to travel to this part of Bolivia. Please contact your local health department about arranging for this. YOU MUST HAVE THIS before entering the country or they will give you the shot when you get to the airport in Bolivia!
What to Bring
You'll need to take along your own bedding and personal items. A list of necessary tools will be sent to you closer to the trip dates. Simple things such as hammers, screwdrivers, tape measures, etc are always good things to take along. The electric current in Bolivia is 240 volt. Many cordless tools will work with this voltage but check before you take it along.
Because you are allowed 2 bags of luggage, consider packing your clothing in one and filling the other with items you can take for the staff and students. What would they need? Consider taking clothing, office supplies, kitchen utensils, household items such as towels, pots and pans, cooking dishes, serving dishes, etc.
Temps in August vary every day and best to dress in layers. You may work in shorts and T-shirts but most will prefer jeans. It does cool down at night into the 30's so morning are very cold. The sunshine is very strong at this altitude (8,700') so take along a hat and sunblock.
Church is business casual dress. Take along a coat for the evenings as August is winter in Bolivia.
These projects are designed for everyone to attend. A love for the Lord to serve and a willingness to be blessed are what we are looking for. If you can do these things, you qualify!
Trip cost covers food, lodging, transportation, background check and travel insurance, $125 work funds and $150 host cost
A visa is required, $160, and can be purchased in the airport upon arrival in Bolivia. This is not included in the trip price.
Ron Morton RonMorton@wol.org 419-569-1226 Ron Morton
There is so much that can be done at the camp and all skills and talents are needed. There is room for the entire family to go along. Work trips are great opportunities for grandparents to introduce their grand children to missions.