Rise Up Bolivia helps two groups in Cochabamba, Bolivia: Rescatados por Jesús, a ministry that works with people who live on the street or in very poor neighbourhoods and villages; and Casa de Restauración, whose work concentrates on the prevention and recovery of sexual abuse and pornography.
Rescatados por Jesús (Rescued for Jesus) works with the homeless and poor in Cochabamba. They work with the people to help provide food, clothing, school supplies and prescription medicines, while helping them to become self-sufficient. We encourage and help support this work both spiritually and financially.
Casa de Restauración (Restoration House) works with men, women and children in the prevention and treatment of sexual abuse, as well as addictions to pornography. We serve as advisors to the ministry, and provide financial support when needed.
As part of our work, we alternately take teams to Cochabamba to visit and encourage the people in their work, and bring the Bolivian workers here to meet the church and learn from similar ministries in Canada. To date we have taken 3 teams to Bolivia (2015, 2017, 2019) and brought 2 teams to Canada (2016, 2018).
The 2019 team with some of our brothers and sisters in Bolivia.