Hans and Graciela Ellen serve the Lord in Graciela's homeland, Bolivia.
Hans was first appointed by Canadian Baptist Ministries as an agricultural missionary to Bolivia in 1978. There he met Graciela, who worked as a nurse in the Chapare Clinic. After their marriage in 1983, they came to Canada, where both of them took studies in cross-cultural ministries and Hans completed diplomas in Ministry and Christian Education.
The Ellens completed a 16 month missionary assignment to Kenya in 1987 and returned to Bolivia where they are involved in a variety of ministries, including, teaching bee-keeping, Small Farm Animals project, community children's ministry, health and nutrition education, Bolivian Baptist Women, church planting and an educational project focusing on abuse (alcohol, physical, sexual, spiritual and emotional) prevention.
They also partner with an Australian missionary couple in an orphanage ministry caring for approximately 30 children.
Hans and Graciela have two children.
The Ellen’s live in Cochabamba, Bolivia, South America.
Casilla 2291, Cochabamba, Bolivia, South America