Hola from lovely Cochabamba

LANGUAGE SCHOOL My time here feels like a springboard into my Novō work back in Santa Cruz, a 45 minute flight away (costing about £30… and you get free food, so it’s a step up from EasyJet!). I’m a quarter of the way through my 3 months here, and my focus is on learning Spanish,…

Introducing Bolivia

About a year ago, while pondering what a sacrifice it might be to give up everything and move to Bolivia, I distinctly recall Andy Partington trying to convince me by saying “you’ll feel guilty for how much of a good time you’ll have out in Bolivia”. He knew. He’d lived here before. In many ways,…

CMS ‘ForMission’ training

I recently returned from a pretty full-on training programme led by CMS in the delightful Southall, West London (only 5% white people), which made for an amazing and diverse place for cross-cultural training. Curry twice a day every day; a discussion group with a group of Muslim women; a visit to a Hindu temple; helping at a…

My send off

  I had a wonderful send off from Emmanuel friends (my home church in Woodley) a couple of weekends ago – many thanks to the Hoggs’ for hosting a lovely party. Thanks also to members of my amazing homegroup, who prayed for me in the service the following day. I feel incredibly blessed to be part…

Meet Manuel

  I’ve become rather attached to this very cute and cuddly sloth, who I’ve named Manuel. My home church in Woodley, Emmanuel, kindly gave him to me as part of my leaving present (apparently you get lots of sloths in Santa Cruz, where Novo is based). I look forward to taking him wherever I can…