Rurrenabaque lies on the Beni River in the western Bolivian Amazon basin in the state of Beni. The history of the region is as rich as it’s wildlife. Wildlife tourism is a main attraction for the area. The original inhabitants of the area are the Tacana. They named the region “Beni,” which means “wind.” The Tacana also named the town of Rurrenabaque, which means “ravine of ducks.”
The churches and pastors in this area are in great need of deep discipleship and training. Reaching & Teaching will be working with a network of indigenous churches whose pastors are lacking in pastoral training. The churches are located in an area between Rurrenabaque and the town of Ixiamas, which is approximately 3 hours away. Reaching & Teaching is coordinating with a U.S. missionary who lives in nearby San Buenaventura. Most of the students in attendance will need to receive training at a basic level, as two-thirds of them will be primary oral learners.
Travel & Accomodations
The teaching team will travel through the capital city of La Paz, likely arriving there in the early morning. Participants need to be aware of the risk of altitude sickness while traveling through La Paz. Persons with respiratory or coronary conditions should check with their physician before applying for this trip. The team will rest overnight in La Paz at a hotel or missions house. The following day the team will travel via a small commercial airline to Rurrenabaque. From Rurrenabaque some road travel may be required to arrive at the training site.
Reaching & Teaching is seeking a likeminded partnering church that will send qualified teachers to this location 1 to 3 times per year for the duration of the 3-year training program. Learn more about church partnerships by following the link below.About Church Partnerships