I guess I haven’t written here about WHY exactly I’m going to Bolivia. Well, put simply, there are two reasons: my girlfriend Yoli and volunteer work.
Let me first tell you about the volunteer work. I was invited to come to Santa Cruz and help the Seminario Teolñgico de Hebron with their website. They will be taking care of my housing while I’m there and I will design their website. I also expect to help other missionaries and Christian workers in Santa Cruz, like Corina Clements, who runs El El Jordán, which helps street kids.
This is the reason I purchased a PowerBook, so that I can bring all my web and print design tools with me.
I’m also going to visit my girlfriend Yoli Zegarra. I’ve known her for almost 3 years. We met through my Petra website. She first wrote to me asking for permission to translate some of the articles I had written on my site into Spanish. She wanted to develop her own Spanish Petra website.
Yoli was in the U.S. for a year, from Aug. 2001 to July 2002. She lived in St. Louis for 3 or 4 months with a host family and worked at Plowsharing Crafts in the Delmar Loop.
I love her very much and it’s been 6 months since I last saw her, so this is an exciting opportunity for us.