Elmer and Eidy Terrazas

Bolivia

Service Area: International

Ministry Focus

I pastored the Bethany church, the Ebenezer church and the Emmaus church at Santa Cruz. I am a member of the National Evangelical Work, created by New Tribes Mission. Our first 10 years we were with the Free Brothers.

I worked with Mission Switzerland in Riberalta, among indigenous people, which then led me to be invited to international events: Four times to Orlando Florida; two times to Lima Peru; two times to Ecuador; once to Paraguay and another to Brazil. In 2008 we created the Indigenous Fellowship of Christian Leaders of the Amazon, FRALIC. I am still collaborating with them. I am grateful to now be working with Missions Door as the Director of Amazon Ministries in Bolivia.

Faith Story

I am officially devoted to missionary work since 1995 to date. In 2004 I started a Leadership School “Fulfill Your Ministry” (CTM: Cumple tu ministerio”). I developed seven texts for this purpose; subsequently I drew up two more.

I have written and published three books; I am currently writing another one. I did and do ministry because the Lord placed this burden on my heart and he has always provided for us in all circumstances.

Family

I am married to Eidy Pinto Torrez, of Bolivian nationality. We have five daughters and are living in the city of Santa Cruz. We were married in 1976. We lived in Riberalta – Beni for seven years, three years in San Buenaventura, province north of La Paz; a year in Trinidad, capital of Beni; a year in Mataral, 130 km far from Santa Cruz. All this due to the work as a pastor and missionary.