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:


Day 17: Humility

Editor’s Note: On this seventeenth day of our Advent blog series “Hidden Joys,” Anna Metzger, who just completed her time on mission in Bolivia with FMS,  shares what a bike injury taught her about humility.  […]


Walking Forward in Accompaniment

Editor’s Note: As Anna Metzger concludes her two years in Bolivia, she reflects on how God has worked through her time as an FMS missioner.  The past two years with FMS have brought their own […]


Stop and Be

Editor’s Note: Overseas Lay Missioner Nora McMahon reflects on lessons gleaned from stopping and being with nature.  There’s a banana tree in the garden of the Center where I live in Bolivia and, besides pictures, […]


Content at Home

Editor’s Note: Anna Metzger, a Lay Missioner in Bolivia, reflects on the contentment she has experienced through living a life of simplicity and solidarity in Cochabamba. Simplicity is a core belief with FMS, often coming […]


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 […]