Work continues in Bolivia despite recent unrest

By January 23, 2007

Bolivia (MNN) — Political unrest in Cochabamba, Bolivia last week was responsible for shutting down the city. Supporters of the leftist ruling party MAS are calling for the resignation of the governor of the department of Cochabamba, Manfred Reyes Villa.

According to SIM International , fighting broke out in the streets. Two people died and more than 200 were injured.

The local church, in partnership with SIM, were able to help people stranded in Cochabamba with basic needs such as food and water.

Life seems to be returning to normal in Cochabamba. Businesses are open again and traffic is moving normally in the city center. The children went back to school after more than a week of cancelled classes at Cochabamba Christian School. Ministries is now back in full swing now that tensions have eased.

Continue to pray for Bolivia as there are still political and social problems that need to be addressed. Pray for peace and that the church and missionaries will be able to focus on Christ in the midst of these political uncertainties.

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