Diego and Rebecca serve in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Besides his church obligations, Diego also teaches Theology at the Bolivian Evangelical University. Handling instruction of all Systematic Theology classes, the university rector says that Diego “gives the students a strong foundation” to build on. Diego hopes to one day start the first Master’s degree program in theology in the country once present barriers are removed. Please pray that his student’s lives would be changed as a result of having Diego as a teacher and that a Master degree program would be able to open.
Rebecca works with the teams of Operation Restoration, a ministry whose focus is winning street kids to Christ and ultimately getting them off the streets and out of the storm drains of the city. Being a degreed Registered Nurse, she provides first aid and basic medical treatment to the street kids, which helps to establish relations with them. Once children choose to leave the streets and move to a children’s home, they return to full-time education and are supported psychologically, socially and spiritually. The ultimate goal is to disciple them to a personal relationship with the Lord. Then they can find His Will for their lives while achieving a high school education and preparation for independent living. This is an exciting ministry where Rebecca has seen God Powerfully working and she is excited to be involved.
Diego and Rebecca also coordinate together in a ministry they call Spotlight, where they teach English to locals. They use Spotlight as a platform also to teach both English and Spanish Bible Studies to un-churched locals. Averaging about 25 students a week, both Bible studies have been well received.
Diego and Rebecca are actively involved in their local church where Diego teaches Bible studies, preaches occasionally, and often translates. Rebecca is the church treasurer.
Diego and Rebecca have three children John (born Oct 2006) who is homeschooled and enjoys playing Violin and Soccer. David (born March 2011). And Joshua (born April 2012).
Click here to view the Chuyma family’s January, 2015 prayer letter.