Jordi & Ria
Leaders of the project
We’re the Bosch family and we are from Holland. We have three children, Timo, Joah and Hanna Elena. Jordi has a degree in social work and Ria is a qualified nurse who also has other qualifications in the field of psychology. She has also worked as a therapist at a rehab centre.
God called Jordi to serve Him in Peru. On several occasions Jordi travelled to Peru and worked with Lima’s street children. It was when he was over in Peru visiting that he realized that his calling to help the under-privileged was confirmed. At that moment in time Ria was a missionary serving in India, she and Jordi hadn’t met quite yet, for it was in 2002 that they met and in 2004 that they got married. They trained and prepared themselves for going into missions as a family. After the birth of Timo they studied at a DTS (discipleship training school) in New Zealand. After the birth of their second son, Joah, they travelled to Bogota, Colombia, to work with YWAM and to also learn the Spanish language. It was in Colombia that their third child Hanna Elena was born. After three years in Colombia they left for Peru. They arrived in Cieneguilla which is on the outskirts of Lima and realized that God had guided them there to work in the slums in order to shine His light, and this is how the Brazos Abiertos project began.
We’re so thankful that God takes care of us daily, for guiding us here to Peru and for giving us the opportunity to be part of His work.