We hope you enjoy the photos and videos we've taken during our time in Bolivia!
This used to be a sidewalk we used.  Not anymore...Students at the SCCLC dissecting and inspecting cow heart!Enjoying a dinner with the SAM Bolivia family!Thanksgiving dinner at a SAM missionary's house.Thanksgiving dinner at a SAM missionary's house.Spiritual Emphasis Week at the SCCLCWe took home a new friend!  Her name is Scout and we love her :)
Sucre, BoliviaSucre, BoliviaSucre, BoliviaSucre, BoliviaSucre, BoliviaSucre, BoliviaSucre, BoliviaThis is where we watched a student compete in a Judo competition in Sucre, Bolivia.A little bit of Halloween fun.SCCLC soccer team competes at another private school in the city.Gotta love that face.  This smells good.Senior RetreatSenior RetreatSenior RetreatSenior RetreatSenior RetreatYouth Group!Youth Group!Some of our students playing Ninja at a pizza party we hosted.Some of our students talking at a pizza party we hosted.Chris got to see the two most popular teams in Santa Cruz compete against each other.  The match is called a 'Clásico Cruceño'.This awesome Bolivian teacher from the SCCLC took Chris to the game.Our AWESOME group of missionaries who we call brothers and sisters in SAM.SAM Centennial Conference in PanamaIMG_20150924_105704IMG_20150924_091804IMG_20150924_091628SAM Centennial Conference in PanamaUnderwater in PanamaUnderwater in PanamaUnderwater in PanamaSAM Centennial Conference in PanamaSAM Centennial Conference in PanamaSAM Centennial Conference in PanamaSAM Centennial Conference in PanamaSAM Centennial Conference in PanamaSAM Centennial Conference in PanamaOur room at the SAM Centennial Conference in Panama!SAM Centennial Conference in PanamaSAM Centennial Conference in PanamaSAM Centennial Conference in PanamaActo CivicoActo CivicoActo CivicoActo CivicoDoing a bit of towing at the SAMAIR Bolivia hangarDoing a bit of towing at the SAMAIR Bolivia hangarSAMAIR BoliviaCrickets here a bit large...Youth group!Youth group!Buying some handmade crafts on a Sunday at the city's central plaza.Cocoa!Cocoa!A view from inside our house.A view from inside our house.A view from our balcony.A view from our balcony.A view from inside our house.A view from inside our house.A view from inside our kitchen.The front yard of our house.The back yard to our house!Just hanging around.Just hanging around.Getting some beefier security in the backyard after we were robbed.A neighborhood about 7km away from the city center.Loving the ride on the back of a truck!Loving the ride on the back of a truck!School's out!Cocoa!
This is where we'll be living for the next year - we have an ENTIRE HOUSE to ourselves!Recently, the school we're working at has been experiencing a ton of flooding.Recently, the school we're working at has been experiencing a ton of flooding.Recently, the school we're working at has been experiencing a ton of flooding.Recently, the school we're working at has been experiencing a ton of flooding.A view of one of the main roads into the city.Our school is finally getting a parking lot!Four stories up, looking down upon downtown Santa Cruz.Kids waiting for the school day to start.Our teacher lineup for 2015.Registration Day 2015Registration Day 2015Registration Day 2015Santa Cruz Christian Learning CenterSorting through a few books before school starts.Enjoying a dinner with the SAM Bolivia family!
Melissa posing next to some cacti.Jardin Botanico de Martin CardenasJardin Botanico de Martin CardenasJardin Botanico de Martin CardenasLooking at the stars atop a mountain.Looking at the stars atop a mountain.A police checkpoint in the mountains at night.A police checkpoint in the mountains at night.Jungle shackRío Chiripiri near Villa Tunari in the Chapare region.Lago CoraniLago CoraniLago CoraniLago CoraniOur street we lived on while studying Spanish in Cochabamba.A view from a villa in CochabambaThe mountains surrounding CochabambaThe mountains surrounding CochabambaThe mountains surrounding CochabambaAn all-marble churchIMG_0505IMG_0502Coming out of the snowy mountains.Snowy village somewhere in the Andes.Probably the most stunning view I've ever seen.Probably the most stunning view I've ever seen.Laguna EsperanzaLaguna EsperanzaOur trout lunch at Laguna Esperanza.Boating on the water in the Bolivian subtropics.Boating on the water in the Bolivian subtropics.A trail into the jungle.The biggest Calla Lilies Melissa's ever seen!Boating in the Bolivian SubtropicsCentro Turistico Laguna EsperanzaCentro Turistico Laguna EsperanzaCentro Turistico Laguna EsperanzaOn a mountain road somewhere in the Bolivian subtropics.IMG_0382Lago CoraniLago CoraniLago CoraniLago CoraniLago CoraniLago CoraniEnjoying the view at Lago CoraniLago CoraniLago CoraniLago CoraniChilling at Lago CoraniLago CoraniStunning roads on the way up the mountains.A farmer on a wet day.Happy 4th of July from the snowy mountains of Bolivia!Our Bolivia host family while we studied Spanish in Cochabamba.  They are the BEST!What a cutie.Snowy fields near Lago CoraniSnowy fields near Lago CoraniLago CoraniA village on the way up the mountains.This is the school where we studied Spanish in Cochabamba.This was part of our walk to language school in Cochabamba!"Without graffiti, there is no city."Selfie time in the park.CochabambaThere are TONS of old VW Beetles in Cochabamba!CochabambaLanding in CochabambaA typical side street in Santa Cruz.Bolivians playing soccer in Santa Cruz.We had a stunning sunset last night!Another view of the SAM Bolivia base.This is a front seat view on one of the buses in Santa Cruz.  Everybody here calls buses  "micros".Universidad Evangelica BolivianaUniversidad Evangelica BolivianaUniversidad Evangelica BolivianaUniversidad Evangelica BolivianaUniversidad Evangelica BolivianaOne more step to residency!  These documents help us in the process of applying for our 1-year visas.
We attended the 2015 SCCLC graduation.  Melissa's students she taught years ago are all grown up!This is a wide angle view of the South America Mission base in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.We got a sweet ride from a local Bolivian missionary with SAM.  We're riding in a red 1950's VW Beetle!Atop the tree stump at the baseSimon, the black lab at the baseStudents switching classes at the SCCLCMelissa reunited with a sophomore she taught in 2011Rainy day in Santa CruzIMG_0537IMG_0536vlog1IMG_8958IMG_8973-gallerySanta Cruz, Bolivia at nightThis is our final goodbye with my mom and sister.  We're going to miss everyone so much!