Gearing up for the Merco-Sur Accreditation 

The Bolivian Evangelical University School of Agronomy and Animal Husbandry has been working hard the last few months for the long awaited visit of the officials of the prestigious Merco-Sur Accrediting Agency to our campus, Sept 13-15. 

One thing is to be accredited by the government, which we are, another is to be accredited by Merco – Sur. When a school receives their aporoval, then its graduates can go anywhere in the South American continent to seek employment. 

It is a grueling process. Your prayers are greatly appreciated as we prepare for those days of examination and inspection.


Jim Harriman, Francis Asbury Society, PO Box 7, Wilmore, KY 40390

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Jim, July-2017 Update

I want to thank all of you for praying for me during the Evangelical Church Family Camp at Taylor University. The Lord helped me, I believe, in the delivery of the messages every night.

My brother, Hubert, brought excellent lessons on prayer, and Dr. David Smith presented to us a challenging study on the book of Mark.  I enjoyed the fellowship! I needed it.

I have been with Isaac the past number of days before I head to Monroe, Georgia on Wednesday. He is working at the Cafe’ Valley Bakery here in Marion this summer. Continued prayers for him are deeply appreciated as he would like to get back into college. Unfortunately the financial load is challenging. I am trusting the Lord to lead and guide him.

It was a great joy to see my little granddaughter, Paris, and her parents, Brock and Diana. Diana is expecting again and is due in December.

Seeing my parents and my sister, Melody and my brother-in-law, Dan, was also a treat.

I head back to Bolivia on August 8th out of Indianapolis.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Jim Harriman, Francis Asbury Society, PO Box 7, Wilmore, KY 40390


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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everybody! It’s a great day to be alive. The birth of the greatest Person that ever walked the earth, truly is something to celebrate! He is the LORD, the Savior of the world, Jesus the Christ. May today be a special day for all of us!

I want to pause to give thanks on this day for His blessings on the work down here in Bolivia. the Bolivian Evangelical University truly is a miracle. The school came into existence against all odds 36 years ago, and it’s existence today is a miracle as well. God has raised this school up for a purpose, a divine purpose I believe, to influence, reach and touch the very heart of Bolivia. 

Thank you for being a part of it through your gifts and prayers. Thank you!

Blessings on you! May you sense His presence today. Merry Christmas!

Jim Harriman

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A week in the Bolivian Chaco 

Our Ranch is situated at the edge of the Bolivian Chaco, an area of little rain fall. I have spent this past week out there as we have been needing to build our generator house. David (the Mennonite) and Panfilo (a brick-layer) were a great help.

While there it rained 50 millimeters (about 2 inches). Much needed! The place becomes alive when it rains! Frogs start their sounds. Ducks appear, the woods become alive. Its beautiful!

One drawback was the pipeline we installed, because I had not filled the ditch with dirt…in places it came up out of the ground. With much work and sweat we got it back with dirt over it.  A lesson well learned!

There is still much work to be done, but the project is moving forward. Pray that funds will come in for the ranch development. Its a concern I have right now.

Any gifts for the ranch can be sent to:

Bolivian Evangelical University
c/o Joe Brown
PO Box 107
New Albany, IN 47150

Thank you so much for your help!

Jim Harriman
Francis Asbury Society
PO Box 7
Wilmore, KY 40390

Blessings on you.

Jim Harriman

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Ranch Progress

I’m pleased to announce that our 38,000 liter water tank is now on its cement base. That tank has been sitting there for months and now its where it needs to be!

Presently, I’m concentrating heavily on our water infrastructure of the property. Thanks to a few key donors, I was able to order a Cummins generator from Argentina to give us power. I hope to have that motor in Bolivia by the end of next week.  This coming week I will be working on the generator house, which will be next to the well. Water troughs will be purchased next week and will be installed along the water line. Also, I’m trying to get all the valves installed on the water line for irrigation. If you have seen my FB photos you will notice how I’m going to protect the valves against the cattle…with rubber tires. Those will be adjusted and filled with dirt alongside the valves. It’s an experiment but I think it will work. Old rubber tires are ubiquitous in Bolivia and don’t cost me penny. I might as well put them to use.

Also, I have ordered a few more large posts to put in the ground to start building the roof over the chute. Once we finish the loading station we will need to get the scales, etc.

This is a project of a lifetime and for a great cause…the cause of Christ in Bolivia.  I find great satisfaction in that and satisfaction in seeing things come together. I’m trying to develop the ranch as much as I can without University funds so as not to put a financial burden on the school. So we continue to need your involvement with work teams and financial gifts.

If you would like to help us financially, simply write out a check to the Bolivian Evangelical University and send it to:

Bolivian Evangelical University                                                                                                               c/o Joe Brown, Accountant                                                                                                                    P.O. Box 107                                                                                                                                                New Albany, IN 47150

Remember to put “Ranch” in the memo. All donations are tax-deductible.

Or, you can donate online at:

Thanks so much for your help! I’ll keep you updated here and on FB as the project moves forward.

Jim Harriman

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Ligonier, Indiana Work Team

I simply want to express my gratitude to the Ligonier Evangelical Church Work Team that came down August 7th to start the foundation of our ranch house. Those who are following the events at the ranch on FB have seen photos of the progress made. Roger Moyer and John Moyer accompanied the team as well. Those two strung up wire for a much needed fence by the corral. They finished that job and did cement work as well. Thank you! Leroy Mattson from Washington State also joined the team. What a blessing he was!! Thank you Leroy! It was a treat having my brother, Hubert, join the team as well. He put his muscle and back into hauling wheelbarrel loads of fresh cement from the mixer to the work site. Gracias mi hermano! Y’all come back again!

Pray now that things will move forward with the water tank and water lines. I’ll be concentrating on that these coming days. Water in the Bolivian Chaco region is a must! 🙂

This is a beautiful cause! My desire is to have the ranch help support the Bolivian Evangelical University financially as well as give our ag and vet students a place to practice and do research. So here is the voice from the south: CALLING ALL WORK TEAMS– Let’s build a ranch for the cause of Christ! Three cheers!

Thank you for your support. Thank you for your prayers
Jim Harriman, Francis Asbury Society, PO Box 7, Wilmore, KY 40390

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Headed to Beulah Camp, Illinois

Hi friends and supporters, 

I would appreciate your prayers today as I travel to Beulah Camp in Illinois. I was able to get back to the U.S. on a free award travel (a frequent flyer program with American Airlines) for which I’m grateful! I’ll be traveling with my brother Hubert today, meeting up with Roy Lauter at the camp. They are to be the evangelists for this coming week and I the Bible teacher. Pray that the Lord would join us and that His presence would touch lives with His grace!

I also would appreciate prayers for my son, Isaac, as he decides what to do this next school year with the high cost of undergraduate education. Pray that the Lord would open doors for him.

Thank you. Blessings on you!

Jim Harriman, Francis Asbury Society 

PO Box 7, Wilmore ,KY 40390

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