As many of the readers of this blog know, trips to Bolivia have been made twice a year by LATTE Professor Lorenzo since November of 2007. These trips began because a group of Lutherans in Bolivia has expressed its desire to become confessional Lutherans in fellowship with the WELS.
Significant progress has been made as a result of the trips made by Lorenzo. However, the desire was expressed to be able to advance more rapidly in conservative theological studies. For this reason, in a meeting of LATTE professors and the Administrative Committee for Latin American Missions in November of 2010, Professor Philip was asked to move with his wife Kathryn from the Dominican Republic to Bolivia early in 2011 in order to continue these studies with the Lutheran leaders in Bolivia full time.