WELS continues to encourage and support a small group of Bolivian members who separated in fellowship from the Federation of Evangelical Lutheran Churches (FIEL) and want to continue being instructed in sound biblical and confessional doctrine. This new Lutheran church–Christian Confessional Evangelical Lutheran Church (ICELC) is in full confessional agreement with all the doctrines of the Bible and with the Lutheran Confessions. Learn more about WELS mission history in Bolivia.

Mission updates

Members of the Latin America missionary team continue to support the Bolivian congregation and its members who desire further biblical instruction.

Mission statistics

Baptized national members: 13
Number of congregations: 1
National pastors: 1
National evangelists: 1
Preaching stations: 1
National Bible Institute students: 3
National seminary students: 1
Visiting instructors: 1

Praying for Bolivia

Please pray for this church body as it works to conform its teachings to the Scriptures and put Biblical doctrine into practice and for its members, who are taking courses.


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