Bolivia is one of South America's poorest countries economically and spiritually...
"But if our Gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is in the image of God, should shine unto them." 2 Cor. 4:3-4
Bolivia is a landlocked country located in the middle of South America. The Andes Mountain range covers approximately one third of the country, while the other portions are largely tropical rainforest areas. Its population of over 10.5 million people is one of the poorest in South America. One evidence of this poverty, is that an estimated 800,000 children must work to help provide for their families.
The official language in Bolivia is Spanish. There are nearly three dozen different ethnic groups that are represented in Bolivia, each of whom have their own customs and most have their own languages. Out of the 10 million that inhabit Bolivia, nearly half identify with a Bolivian indigenous culture.
Over 78% of the people in Bolivia claim to be Roman Catholic, however there are also many other religions found in Bolivia. One example is "Pachamama", a religion of the native Andean people in which they worship "Mother Earth". She is believed to be the goddess who presides over planting and harvest. Most of these people have never met the one true God and have no hope in their day to day lives. The abuse rates of women in Bolivia are estimated at nearly 70%. Bolivia's only hope for their spiritual poverty, is to come to see "the light of the glorious gospel of Christ".