The 2020 graduating class had their formal graduation ceremony postponed until May 2021, due to the pandemic. These outstanding men have completed all coursework and requirements for graduation, so even though they must wait a bit longer to don their caps and gowns, they are being ordained and installed as pastors in various countries across Latin America.
The Lutheran church of Bolivia was planted by the Norwegian Lutheran Mission Society in the 1980s. Since 2010 the LCMS has supported pastoral formation of Bolivian men, raising up church planters and providing confessional Lutheran material. The Iglesia Cristiana Evangelica Luterana is comprised of 16 congregations, missions and 1 ordained pastor. She has historical work in both Spanish and Quecha with indigenous Andean peoples. She has 1 historical parochial school in Cochabamba. Her headquarters are in Sucre as well as her CLET Bible Institute. The ICEL is an emerging church not currently in fellowship with LCMS.