April, 2011 – Louise Matthias returned to South America as a Baha’i pioneer. She lived there once before – when she was a twenty year old girl. Now, at 89, she has returned. Her brother, Bill Baker, moved to South America with his family in 1969. He spent many of his years in Bolivia creating an environmental institute high in the Altiplano.
My cousin Crystal and I helped them settle into a little house in the town of La Guardia outside Santa Cruz. Crystal and her family also live there. This is a look at what those weeks together were like. Mom says her stay in Bolivia is indefinite. This month she turns 90.