Heading back to Bolivia – Begining of stage 3

This Friday I will be traveling back to Cochabamba, Bolivia for a week to work together with the national leaders to prepare them to take over Christ Nation Ministries Bolivia. It will be the first of a few trips. Here is the video testimony and some info about it.

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Starting Stage 3 – Equipping the Next Generation to Move forward

IMG_6195It has been a little more than 2 months since we first posted about our process of relocation back to the USA after 13 years of working in Bolivia. Things are going well.
The first stage of buying plane tickets was a huge challenge. Tickets for a family of 7 are expensive. Through the generosity of so many donating miles on America Airlines we were able to buy the tickets from Cochabamba to Omaha.
Stage two was setting up our home in Omaha. Fortunately having the experience of facebook pickrelocating several times in the past had prepared us or the challenge. Finding a home, placing the children in school, setting up utilities and not to mention finding a way to get furniture were all part of the process. We are overwhelmed by the generosity of our friends and family that have helped us fully equip our new home. Even a van for transportation was donated just in time for our children to start school this week.
Now that things are progressing good in Omaha it is time for us to start the last and final stage of the relocation process; preparing the next generation in Bolivia to take the ministry forward.
I realize that my time in Bolivia is short. I also realize that there needs to be established hodmore structure and direction if the work is going to continue. Over the years we have been blessed with a number of key leaders that have teamed up with us. They provide the backbone of the work in Bolivia. Now it is time for them to take the ministry forward in our absence. I have planned a few short trips to Bolivia over the next couple of months to work with the national leaders. At the end of these trips I will officially turn Christ Nation Ministries Bolivia over.
The two project that I will be focusing on the most are The House of Dreams Orphanage and the ministry office of Christ Nation Ministries Bolivia. The orphanage houses the 14 orphans that we call “the dreamers” many of which have been with us since birth. We are desiring that this operation continues for the well-being of the children. The ministry office conducts the pastor and church help programs around the nation of Bolivia. We are confident with the right preparation and the right leaders in place these two operations will be able to flourish.
My first trip is scheduled for the end of this week. I will be staying some 10 days. Please pray that this will be a productive trip. Also if you would like to help financially with the expenses you can do so with the links below.
Just wanted to fill you in. Thank you again and God bless you,

DaRonn

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Musical schools

We started Christ Nation School to give a solid education to the dreamers in the orphanage and our families children.  It is good to see that vision still flourishing.

We started Christ Nation School to give a solid education to the dreamers in the orphanage and our families children. It is good to see that vision still flourishing.

It has been an interesting few weeks in The House of Dreams Orphanage.   The kids have switched school twice in two weeks!!

The Bolivian school calendar is different than many other countries starting in February.   As many of you know since the starting of Christ Nation school we have felt that it was important that we scholarship the children in the home.    Because of the process of change and new leadership in the school we were no longer able to offer that benefit to the children.   Because of the increasing price of transportation the idea arouse to place the children in a new school closer the orphanage.  The kids were sad but handled it well.

A week after the children started school the teachers and administration of the old school called saying they missed the dreamers and wanted them to come back.   After a few meetings we decide to send the back.  It has only been a few days since the switch but the children are adjusting well.   They love being there and the teachers love having them.  Not only did the 12 from last year come but also the other two dreamers that were not in Christ Nation, Gabriel and Joselyn are enrolled as well. All of the dreamer are in the same school now.  This is wonderful because the children will continue to receive their scholarship this year allowing them to continue their studies in English and Christian values.

Just wanted to share with you the good news.  Please pray for us so that we can overcome the obstacle of the transportation and that we have the funding for that.

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Now for the good news! Beginning Stage 2

happy homeFor those of you who followed the feed yesterday on Facebook I promised you the good news. We have our tickets from Cochabamba to Omaha for this week! We were not able get enough miles on American as we originally planned but with the combination of buying our tickets to Miami on a local Bolivia airline and using our miles for the Miami to Omaha leg, we were able to get enough to purchase our tickets. We are excited! Stage one of our re-entry plan is officially over!

Now for stage two building a happy home. There is a ton of work to do. Over the next few weeks we will be purchasing a van, finding a home, setting it up with furniture, and getting adjusted to Omaha life. We are asking all of you to continue praying and helping as you are able to.

How to give to us:

Give online through pay-pal (tax-deductible): https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5LGBSM2UFXWVL

If you do not need a tax-deductible receipt it will help us a ton.  We will get it faster and it saves us 10%: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DAZU24EPGC3J2

For other forms of giving click here: https://cnministries.wordpress.com/help-us/
Also please keep in mind though our family is in the USA making the transition we are still operating in Bolivia. The orphanage and the other ministries are still operating. I will be getting the family settled in Omaha and then will be heading back again to help with the transition of the national leaders taking over the ministry. This process will take several more months so please continue to be supportive as you always have.

Thank you again so much for teaming up with us as we make this transition. It is a bittersweet process of coming back after 13 years but we know with your prayers and support things will go smoothly.

DaRonn

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UPDATE PHASE 1 – PLANE TICKETS JAN. 15, 2015.

Chalkboard-Map Washingtons 27 imageYesterday did not go well. We did not have anyone that gave towards the return ticket campaign. The good news is that we have enough to buy two of the seven plane tickets. We are needed 27 more people to give $100 or more. Can you be one of the 27? Just let me know.

The links are below.

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How to give to us:

Give online through pay-pal (tax-deductible): https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

If you do not need a tax-deductible receipt it will help us a ton. We will get it faster and it saves us 10%: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…

For other forms of giving click here: https://cnministries.wordpress.com/help-us/

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UPDATE USA TICKETS January 14th: We have two tickets!!!

Chalkboard-Map Washingtons 27Yesterday was an awesome day!   With the funds and airline miles that were given yesterday we are able to buy two of the seven Bolivia to Omaha airplane tickets.

This means we now only need 27 people to give $100 or more and we can purchase the other tickets 5 tickets we need.

I will fill you in tomorrow about how we do today. As you can imagine we are excited because we are making progress. If you are able to help the links on how to participate are below.  Thank you all who are praying and helping.   With your help we are sure we can reach our goal of purchasing our tickets by Friday.

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How to give to us:

Give online through pay-pal (tax-deductible): https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5LGBSM2UFXWVL

If you do not need a tax-deductible receipt it will help us a ton.  We will get it faster and it saves us 10%: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=DAZU24EPGC3J2

For other forms of giving click here: https://cnministries.wordpress.com/help-us/

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Graduation Christ Nation School 2014

We started Christ Nation School in Cochabamba, Bolivia with desire to provide a good education for the children of the House of Dreams Orphanage and our children.   Shortly after the word got other missionaries and church members asked us if they could enroll their children.  Currently we are entering into our 7th  year as we celebrate our 3rd high school graduation.    Here are some pictures of the event that took place in December of last year.    We are so blessed to be able to train the future Christian leaders in foundations in the word of God.

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