I would like to take this opportunity to first thank you for choosing me to go on the wonderful trip to Bolivia. I was so excited to be able to share both medicine and the gospel. As so often happens, I left for the trip thinking I had something to offer the Bolivian people; however, I was the one who received the blessing by seeing people’s lives changed, as well as my own. First, seeing the people’s needs made me so appreciative of my life here and so thankful to God for the blessings I have received. I really enjoyed the exposure to the variety of cases we saw at the clinic sites.

However, above all, I loved having the opportunity to share the gospel. I count it a true blessing to have been able to share the Evangicube to some who made professions of faith in Christ. I was struck by the joy that many had despite their difficult circumstances. This was especially exemplified by one young man who, although being severely crippled by a head injury, had such a positive outlook on life.

His perspective inspires me to be mindful of my attitude, regardless of my circumstances. I especially enjoyed the devotions that were so relevant and meaningful. Now, every time I read the verses we covered, as well as the theme from Proverbs 3:5,6, it brings back all the memories of the lessons. Following our trip to Bolivia, my goal is to commit my life and actions to the Lord while trying to be a witness for Him among my peers. God bless you for all that you do for Him.

Thank you again,

Jake Laun

-Originally posted March 18, 2015.