Todd Bauer’s contract with Brethren Volunteer Service (BVS) as Latin America coordinator will come to an end at the end of May. BVS is reevaluating how it coordinates its work in Latin America in light of lower numbers and tightening budgets. Bauer has served in the position for nearly 11 years.
Bauer was a BVS volunteer from 2001 to 2006 in Ixtahuacán, Guatemala, where he coordinated the nursery and agricultural development for the local Catholic church in partnership with Trees for Life in Wichita, Kan. He became the BVS coordinator for Latin America in July 2007. His gifts for the ministry included a deep sensitivity to and love for the culture and people of Latin America, his ability to help volunteers and staff navigate their way through the cultural issues of BVS placements in Central American communities, and his deep faith. Bauer and his family live in Ixtahuacán.
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