Many Brothers is a trauma therapy program, run by Bolivian nonprofit Fundación Aventura, that utilizes participatory outdoor challenges or adventure therapy to help participants move through and beyond their struggles to experience the fullness of life God has for them.
The program has been in operation in Bolivia since early 2011, and focuses on working with the young men and boys residing in orphanages and juvenile detention centers in the Cochabamba area.
The boys and young men we work with come from a variety of backgrounds, but trauma is a common factor for this community of boys between the ages of 10 and 25. Many have been abused physically, many sexually, and the vast majority have suffered from both emotional and material neglect. It is our intention to fight alongside them as we rely on Jesus to bring healing and hope for the future.
It is our vision that the young men and boys we work with become many brothers, able to encourage, support, and challenge each other as brothers in Christ.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his son, that he might be the first-born among many brothers.” – Romans 8:28-29
Statement of Faith
We believe that the boys we work with are important to God; we believe he has called each of them to become his adopted sons through the blood of Jesus; we believe that the power of the Holy Spirit can heal these boys from the trauma they have experienced; and we believe that the primary blessing of God is adoption into his family as sons.
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This is awesome dude. Please make sure you take some credit for being one of the VERY VERY VERY few MEN to take radical action to build up youth of our gender. Its the gravest need in our world, if you ask me. We all hold the key, not many turn the darn thing. Your doing it dude! Not sure what trials you have come through, what background has set you up for this, but I PRAISE the LORD to see another brother getting er done and by er I mean GODS WILL! Cant say enough dude. Proud of you in a weird way since we never met. Enjoy those Andes…. Also, keep an eye out for any street boy opportunities! I got Africa on the heart, but South America in my future I hope.
God bless you, serve with bravado, brashness, boldness, but with the heart of Christ!
Just stumbled into your blog when searching for the YWAM Niko camp in Tarija! Where in Bolivia is this ministry? Sounds like you’re doing a great work.
Myself and my husband are currently working with a Christian project in Trinidad. There is a group from our church going to the Niko camp and we are considering going too.
Glad you stumbled upon our program! Supposedly the camp this year will be during carnaval in mid February and near the city of Tarija, from what I hear. I am not in direct communication with the camp but our psychologist is. If you need to contact the camp administrator for this year just let me know and I’ll get the contact from our psychologist. Hope to see you guys there!
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