Bolivia has the CUTEST kiddos ever. 🙂  This little guy stole our hearts.


And as referred to in the previous updates, the Bolivian women decided to dress us in their polleras and mantas.  What a fun time we all had!  New respect for the women wearing this traditional dress – it was HOT wearing all those layers!


The men hard at work preparing rebar for the posts of the building for the new Compassion Center classrooms.


How many kiddos does it take to bring Kurt to the ground? 🙂


Our warm welcome at the center we’ve been working at the last couple of days.


Seriously, how handsome is this little guy?


Who knew?


Bubbles were a big hit.


Rob’s mad soccer skills.

We are still doing great. Our day was a long one today – hopped on the bus to head to El Alto at 8:30, worked on the construction site and also in kids’ classrooms at the Compassion site, expending a lot of energy playing soccer – the little guys playing with Josh and Brian were delighted when we divided them into 2 teams and named the teams Strongest and Bolivar, the 2 soccer teams from La Paz in Bolivia.  It was a pretty fierce competition! We blew hundreds of bubbles, hugged dozens and dozens of kiddos, answered “Como se dice (insert name) en Ingles?” about 532 times, giggled, laughed and played with the kids and made lots of crafts. We blew up beach balls and about passed out from the thin air. We did our best to draw maps that showed where Colorado was and how long it took us to get to Bolivia, answered crazy questions with the kids wondering if any elephants ran wild in Colorado?  It was fantastic.

We left El Alto at 3 pm and headed back to La Paz, quickly got freshened up, ate dinner and then on to the first night of the Pastors/Leaders conference.  Whew!

Every day feels like three days packed into one, long days, but also incredibly joy-filled and significant days.  We are so thankful to have this opportunity and look forward to the rest of the week!


About cakboliv

Born in Cochabamba, Bolivia to wonderful missionary parents, Howard and Maxine Morarie. Grew up in Bolivia, both in a remote jungle village

3 responses »

  1. Anita weiland says:

    Oh it is so adorable to see everyone with the ladies dresses and I love seeing the children they are just adorable makes you want to be there to give them hugs and kisses. We are keeping all of you in our prayers and for good health and safe travel. God bless all of you

  2. Terri Smith says:

    So proud of you all and the work you ar doing. Terri Smith – Dave and Chuck Irsiks sister.

  3. Annette Schroeder says:

    I don’t know if it will do any good, but i wanted to let you know, someone is using your pic of the men working on rebar & saying it is them. They claim to be the man in the navy blue shirt & have other pics that appear to be the same man.

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