Dwayne and Sharon Block are missionaries in Cochabamba, Bolivia. They have 4 children, Jessica, Jennifer (currently living in Canada), Benjamin & Judah. Their sending church is the New Covenant Baptist Reformed Church in Ponoka, AB, and they serve under the mission board CTEN (Commission to Every Nation).
Having lived in Cochabamba for several years, they went back in Aug, 2013 with the goal of being involved in starting a church. God orchestrated things so that Dwayne could become a part of the leadership of a newly formed church, along the lines of a Reformed Baptist Church, which is called "En Su Palabra" (In His Word). God has brought together a leadership team of 4 men including Dwayne. Currently Erick (a founder of the church) & Dwayne share Sunday preaching responsibilities, with Dwayne heading up the weekly Bible study, evangelism, and organizing the corporate singing. Because of the newness of the church and the general lack of good Bible teaching in the city, both new believers and those who have been in the broader evangelical church for some time need to be grounded in the Word. There is much ignorance of even basic Bible truths. For example even having a clear, concise gospel understanding so that one could present it is lacking (i.e. who is God, the wickedness of man in his natural fallen state, the wrath of God, the work of Christ in His life, death, and resurrection, and repentance & faith). There are also many very dysfunctional marriages and families. Erick & his wife are heading up this area with Dwayne & Sharon being involved in teaching, and counseling. One more area of involvement that God has brought to light is the need for good Christian books. Since many still read paper books, and don't have as ready access to the internet, their is a need for a solid Christian bookstore. One of the men in the church has started a bookstore with the involvement of Dwayne and Erick. Their prayer is that God would use these materials to help people understand the truths of His Word which have been diluted or denied in the culture and in the general evangelical world.
They thank you for your prayers for wisdom as they live and minister to the people of Cochabamba, Bolivia.