posted on January 1, 2023
CAMA: Assist Marginalized Children through Education in Bolivia
In this poor urban community, most children lack access to quality education. The successful applicant(s) will join a multicultural team to start an after-school program serving children, ages 3-11, through tutoring, health education, and spiritual discipleship.
- CAMA worker
- Partially funded (requested to raise partial support)
- Single or couple
- Work closely with a multicultural team to develop and grow an after-school program
- Train and mentor local leaders
- Develop relationships with children and their families in the program
- A recognized bachelor’s degree
- Perspectives Mission Course or another comparable mission course
- Alliance Polity course
- Experience in project leadership
- Peace-making training and proficiency
- Experience in multicultural settings
- Ability to articulate personal conversion and call to gospel ministry
- Demonstrated heart for the poor and marginalized (Micah 6:8)
- Theological alignment with The Alliance
- Demonstrated flexibility and grace in all aspects of life
- Vibrant spiritual life with consistent practice of spiritual disciplines
- Ability to learn and recover from failure
Timeline for Deployment:
Summer/fall of 2024. Following appointment, and once fundraising goals and other qualifications are met, the appointee is required to attend a cross-cultural and language-acquisition program and pre-field orientation prior to deploying.
La Paz is one of two capital cities in Bolivia and holds the distinction of having the highest altitude of any capital city in the world, at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level. The Alliance began ministry here in the 1980s but is still a small team.
The Joshua Project—Bolivia
Language is an essential part of ministry. The applicant will complete one year of full-time language study. The goal will be to speak, read, and write the language at a functional level.
Although the general standard of medical facilities is considered poor, there are good private hospitals in Bolivia. Surgeries are available and safe to do in the country. Due to the very high altitude in La Paz, some people suffer from altitude sickness.
Expectations for Spouse:
Spousal roles vary based on the spouse’s gifts, training, and abilities, as well as the needs of the team. It is expected that both spouses will be meaningfully involved in meeting team objectives, depending on the nature of the family roles, children, etc.
Children’s Educational Plan and Options:
Local private schools in La Paz and homeschooling are viable options.
The successful applicant(s) will receive a full compensation package with the expectation that, once appointed, efforts will be made to raise a portion of support costs through the applicant’s network of friends, family, local church, or other resources. Information on support costs will be made available upon application. Training and/or coaching in fundraising is available.
Applicant(s) should be aware that serving in the international world often requires a higher degree of grace and flexibility. For example, overseas teams can be suddenly and unexpectedly impacted by illness, government decisions, financial realities, team changes, or other factors beyond the team’s control. The challenge for applicants is that these factors can sometimes necessitate the sudden redefining of a position, which may take place before, during, or after the application/interview process has begun or is completed.
Please email Lisa Ramsey at [email protected]
CAMA Services is the relief and development specialized structure of Alliance Missions. As part of an evangelical denomination, we are committed to biblical holism, which is modeled and reflected through our work. Due to this commitment, part of the required qualifications includes optimal emotional, spiritual, and physical health. These will be assessed during the application process.