In January, we hosted a team of eight Bolivian youth from a mission training organization called MOVIDA, who worked with Agua Yaku to distribute water filters in several rural Guarani communities south of Santa Cruz, down around Charagua. We had a great week, providing clean water as well as sharing the gospel through drama and film. Please be praying for Alcides, a local missionary from Machipo who works as a pastor and an agricultural consultant for farmers in this area. During the last month Charagua has been invaded by locusts and most farmers will be losing their crops, and all their income, for the season.
In February we also had two young men from Oregon come volunteer for a month with Agua Yaku. They worked right alongside our Bolivian staff who continue to drill water wells week-in and week-out. We are preparing for more teams during March and April that will help in both our city ministries and in the Agua Yaku water ministries.