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Peru Tension/Border Closures

Hola,

A lot of you knew we were having a meeting in Puno, Peru, on Friday with Pastor Venancio who is a Methodist pastor in Peru and is in charge of the Lake Titicaca area for the Methodist Church. Many of you are also aware of the political tensions in the Puno area. We feel compelled to give an update on the situation in this area of Peru.

Hola From Bolivia!

We’ve just walked back “home” to our house in Copacabana, after a regional worship service in nearby Iglesia Manko Capak (named after the 1st Incan Emperor and the name of the Province in which Copacabana is located). The Bolivian Methodist Church (Iglesia Evangelica Metodista en Bolivia) is celebrating its 100-year jubilee. Each church district is hosting celebrations of this kind. The 4.5-hour service was unusually brief, probably because Bishop Javier Rojas (the only Bolivian Bishop), officiated.

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