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    John Enns, the field bookkeeper we worked with in Cochabamba.


    The main NTM field office building has a dining hall downstairs and offices upstairs.


    We used the field lounge/library as our training room while we were in Bolivia.


    Millie Wilhelmson and Mary Hurst also spent time with us, learning the NTMAA system and helping with the transition.


    We ate most of our meals in the dining hall at the field office.


    Marina is one of the two Bolivian ladies who prepared delicious meals for us.


    We also visited several local restaurants. John and Luella Enns treated us to a nice dinner at a local Chinese restaurant.


    Near Cam & Mary Hurst's house on the outskirts of Cochabamba. Notice the cobblestone road, the mountains behind,...


    ... and the city of Cochabamba below.


    We enjoyed seeing the local street market where John Enns buys his produce each week.


    A typical stall at the local street market.


    Virgil bought some placemats from this lady, who hand paints Bolivian characters on each placemat.


    It seems like Coca-Cola is everywhere. The Gospel still needs to go everywhere. Notice also the boy with the wheelbarrow. Shoppers hire these enterprising kids to cart their purchases from the street market to their homes.


    Later in the day, we took a trip to the Cochabamba's main open air market, the Concha (which is also, by the way, the largest open air market in South America).


    At the Concha, bananas were found in great abundance, as were potatos and many other items.


    Looking for some meat? How about a calf head?


    Notice this lady's face. People need the Lord.


    On Sunday, we visited the Cochabamba International Church. They had a nice mix of English and Spanish songs.


    Virgil Wuthrich (our NTM accountant) helping Mary Garland, the bookkeeper in Santa Cruz. Mary had flown up to Cochabamba to join us for the training classes.


    We also installed an NTMAA outstation for Tony Murrin, the NTM pilot in Bolivia. Tony will use the system to enter flight information, charge flights, distribute flight income, and track his expenses.


    Mary Garland, Virgil Wuthrich, and I relaxing on the Enns balcony, near the end of our time in Cochabamba.


    Jim & Millie Wilhelmson, the NTM Bolivia field chairman and his wife, relaxing with us.


    At the Cochabamba airport, waiting to fly to Santa Cruz.


    A welcoming sign at the guest home.


    The NTM guest home in Santa Cruz. My room was on the right, behind the half-wall.


    In Santa Cruz, we spent more time helping Mary Garland, the bookkeeper there.


    Virgil and I visited some local restaurants, including this pizza place.


    We also ate at this Burger King, a short walk away from the guest home. A Whopper Jr. and fries for 13 Bolivianos (approx. $1.65).


    Min Hwangbo, a former classmate of ours from NTBI Jackson, took us out to visit his tribe. Min, along with his wife Jackie and their two boys, have been working with the Ayore for several years.


    The Ayore kids love to play at the Hwangbo's house.


    We sat around a tree, visiting with some of the Ayore. The empty tank in the foreground is my seat.


    If I recall correctly, this man is one of the elders in the Ayore church.


    When I took pictures, the kids enjoyed looking at the photo on the LCD screen on the back of the camera.


    The inside of the Ayore church building.


    Jesus loves the little children - all the children of the world.


    After our tour of the village, we ate a nice lunch with Min, Jackie, and their boys. Their home is without electricity most of time (sometimes the village runs a generator), but they run their stove and refrigerator on propane.


    Min, Virgil, and one of the church elders - relaxing on Min's screen porch.


    To get in or out of the Ayore village (back to Santa Cruz), you have to drive across a railroad bridge (see the railroad tracks in the foreground).

    I'm not sure that this bridge was intended for cars, but it works. There is only room for one-way traffic, though, so the traffic heading the other way has to sit and wait. Little towns have sprung up at both ends of the bridge, as peddlers seek to sell their wares to passengers in waiting vehicles.

    Just like this one-way bridge, Jesus is the one-way to Heaven.