Last updated March 8, 2021 


We welcomed new missioner, Nora McMahon to join Anna in Bolivia earlier this February. Both are adhering to the Bolivian COVID-19 Restrictions in practice. 

Neither are able to fully practice their ministries, but are making the most of this time with further language studies. Nora is refreshing her Spanish, while Anna is continuing education with a local language school. 

As I sit and do nothing on my bed in our apartment in the center of Cochabamba, I listen to the silence… the silence that is usually filled with the sound of cars driving down the busy streets, the chatter of people, and loud music…Anna Metzger, FMS missioner serving in Bolivia

Recent Blogs

from our missioners in Bolivia:


The Kitchen: A Sacred Space

Editor’s Note: Lay Missioner in Bolivia Anna Metzger reveals the tenderness that lies within the seemingly common kitchen. She shares different stories of how this space has become sacred to her through meaningful connections. Before […]


Habitual Welcome Mats

Editor’s Note: Lay Missioner Nora McMahon reflects on the acts of Holy Thursday and how it can relate to our modern times. Today is Holy Thursday (though by the time you are reading this I […]


You Got It All!

Editor’s Note: Lay Missioner Anna Metzger reflects on giving her gifts and talents to all those she encounters. Through a happenstance reply, she recounts how God has provided through her with a renewed gratitude and […]


Rest Required

Editor’s Note: Lay Missioner Nora McMahon describes the process (and standstills) of arriving at her new mission site in Cochabamba, Bolivia. She notes the importance of rest as a gift, contrary to cultural acclamation.  Preparing […]


Step into The Moment

Editor’s Note: Overseas Lay Missioner Anna Metzger speaks about her active call to ministry while in Bolivia. As she awaits both the welcome of another FMS missioner, Nora, and an official ministry site in Cochabamba, […]