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CUBA: WIDE HORIZONS IN THE PEARL OF THE CARRIBBEAN

Cuba (BCM World) —Cuba has been lovingly termed the “Pearl of the Caribbean”. Now I know why!

I’d never been to this often forgotten—and certainly surprising—country in the northwestern part of the Caribbean. But Latin America has always had a special place in my heart. Although born and raised in the Netherlands, I’ve served in Peru as a missionary under BCM International with my (Peruvian) husband Carlos Odicio since 1994. Since receiving training in BCM’s teacher training course, In Step With The Master Teacher in 2004, I’ve known God wanted…

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MULTIPLYING “BREAD AND FISHES” FOR BOLIVIA’S FLOOD VICTIMS

Cochabamba, Bolivia (BCM World)—It was raining again as it had been—not for days, but months. Already flooding rivers had devastated the potato crop that was a mainstay against starvation for this high mountain community in the Bolivian Andes. The adobe houses among which the elderly grandmother picked her way were melting literally from their dirt foundations as water saturated the mud bricks of their construction.

The grandmother had found shelter when a terrible rumbling, grinding roar drowned out the rain. When she stepped outside, it was to find a river of mud, rock and water where a…

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FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH BECOMES A “FISHING POLE” FOR ROMANIA’S CHRISTIANS

“We have learned more from you through the years than from any other group. We are so thankful that you gave us a ‘fishing pole.’ Others gave us many things, but they didn’t encourage us to prepare and to do things ourselves.”

“Many missionaries have visited us through the years, but you are the only ones who have come back.”

These quotes are just a few from the…

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