Bolivia

Presbyterian World Mission works in partnership with the Joining Hands for Life Network, which promotes environmental sustainability and empowerment of marginalized communities. With the support of our mission co-worker, Presbyterians from the United States connect with communities in Bolivia to address the root causes of hunger and poverty and to promote fullness of life for all.

Chenoa Stock

Chenoa serves as Joining Hands companionship facilitator with Joining Hands for Life network. Joining Hands is an initiative of the Presbyterian Hunger Program that addresses the root causes of hunger, poverty and injustice. The program is a network of churches and non-governmental organizations that addresses concerns including environmental contamination from the mining industry and issues related to land and health. It also educates youth about the growing water-related issues in Bolivia and throughout the world, and it works to empower communities, specifically women, to exercise their human rights. Chenoa acts as the bridge between Joining Hands for Life and its partner presbyteries and congregations in the United States. US Presbyterians who partner with Joining Hands networks work with them to address the networks’ concerns on a global level.

For more about her work, see her profile page, which you can find here.

Write to Chenoa at Chenoa.stock@pcusa.org.

Joining Hands for Life

Joining Hands for Life is a network comprised of nine organizations and churches from different parts of Bolivia. Its concerns include environmental contamination from the mining industry and issues related to land and health. It also educates youth about the growing water-related issues in Bolivia and throughout the world, and it works to empower communities, specifically women, to exercise their human rights. Joining Hands for Life is sponsored by the Presbyterian Hunger Program.

The Independent Presbyterian Church in Bolivia

The church was founded in 2004 and is a small denomination with a big heart for evangelism. Through pastoral accompaniment, scholarships and financial support, the PC(USA) has been in solidarity with the nascent Independent Presbyterian Church in Bolivia in its quest to become an independent and authentically Bolivian church—self-sustaining, self-propagating and self-governing.

For more information, please contact Chenoa Stock at Chenoa.stock@pcusa.org or Marisa Bustamante at marisa.bustamante@pcusa.org.

Join a Joining Hands delegation to witness the self-development work of Joining Hands for Life. Contact Chenoa Stock at Chenoa.stock@pcusa.org for more information.