Bible Baptist Church

" Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." ...... John 3:3

— The GREGORY Family —

Missionaries to BOLIVIA

Malcolm & Jan Gregory

  • Address:

  • Casilla 735
    Sucre, Bolivia, S.A.

    Malcolm and Jan Gregory have served the Lord in Bolivia since 1981. The Tabernacle Baptist Church in Santa Cruz, Bolivia was the first church planted under their ministry.

  • Prayer Letter (January 2008)

  • About BOLIVIA *

  • Background: Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in the 1980s, but leaders have faced difficult problems of deep-seated poverty, social unrest, and drug production. Current goals include attracting foreign investment, strengthening the educational system, resolving disputes with coca growers over Bolivia's counterdrug efforts, continuing the privatization program, and waging an anticorruption campaign.
    • Area:   
      Total:   1,098,580 sq km

      Land:   1,084,390 sq km

      Water:   14,190 sq km

    • Area - comparative:
      Slightly less than three times the size of Montana

    • Government Type:   Republic

    • Capital:   La Paz (seat of government);

      Sucre (legal capital and seat of judiciary)

  • Independence:    6 August 1825 (from Spain)

  • Population:   8,586,443 (July 2003 est.)

  • Ethnic groups:   Quechua 30%, mestizo (mixed white and Amerindian ancestry) 30%, Aymara 25%, white 15%

  • Religions:   Roman Catholic 95%, Protestant (Evangelical Methodist)
  • Disputes - International: Continues to press Chile and Peru to restore the Atacama corridor ceded to Chile in 1884; Chile demands water rights to Bolivia's Rio Lauca and Silala Spring.

  • * Based on CIA-The World Factbook