January was a joyous month at the BPC in La Paz, Bolivia. The new building continues to receive finishing touches, and Rev. Quisbert was thrilled when a Korean pastor friend called David to let him know that he wanted to donate some pulpit furniture for the Church. So, David traveled to Iquique, Chile, to make arrangements to transport it back to Bolivia, as well as to shop for a new gas water heater for the showers at the church. (In Bolivia the cost is high and the quality low.) He found all that he needed, hired the truck, and returned in time for the start of the church’s VBS program.
The church held its VBS January 18 – 23 from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm. They started with thirty-seven children and finished with sixty-one in attendance. Some of the days were rainy, and they thought it would be a difficult for the classes, but kids were faithfully waiting at home and others arrived early for the VBS. Every day they opened the VBS by praying and singing many songs. Memory verses were Psalm 96:3, John 8:32; John 14:6, and the theme hymn was “I Love to Tell the Story.”
On Saturday the 23rd they rented a bus and went to the “La Florida” park. When they arrived at the park they had a little rain, but as they started to sing and teach the Bible lesson, the rain suddenly stopped. Thank you for your prayers. Twenty-one children accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Pastor Quisbert says, “We praise the Lord because we testified about the Gospel with the VBS program.”