Short-term trips are an opportunity to join us in visiting our missioners and their local partners at their ministries in the city of Cochabamba and the rural college of Carmen Pampa in the Andes Mountains. Franciscan Mission Service has had lay missioners in Bolivia for about 20 years.
With Franciscan themes woven throughout, a trip to Bolivia immerses participants in the rich culture and expose you to many layers of global poverty that affect Bolivia today. Past visits included time in an organic community garden with one our missioners,and living out care for creation in the Franciscan perspective. Another missioner gave us an insider’s perspective on the penitentiary system in Bolivia. In Carmen Pampa, we toured both a coffee plantation and a coca farm, and learned about political implications of both these crops.
Like all of our Short-Term Mission and Global Awareness Trips, this experience included daily prayer and reflection and pre-trip preparations such as webinars.
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Reflections from past participants:
- Discipleship in Bolivia by Stephen Scott of the United States Catholic Mission Association
- Learning to be in Bolivia by Jennifer Peresie
For more our approach and our trips’ components, please visit our Short-Term Mission and Global Awareness Trips page. To request more information, please fill out this form.