Bolivia – Mision Adulam
Fineke Janssen was born in a small village in Holland in 1955. In 1989 Fineke left Holland to begin her first term as a missionary in La Paz, Bolivia. During the early years she became aware of the Lord showing her the needs of young, addicted people on the streets and leading her to work with them.
This resulted in the founding of Mission Adulam in 1992, of which she is founder and executive director. She started working on the streets of La Paz and El Alto with street gangs, reaching out to addicted people to try and encourage them to leave the streets and start a different life with God’s help.
She now runs three rehabilitation centres (houses) for addicted young people, together with a team of Bolivian Christians. An average of 30 addicted teenage boys, women and young couples are living within the houses, together with an average of five small children, who come with their mum or parents. There is a small kindergarten for the little ones too.
Misión Adulam is a Bolivian organization, in the city of La Paz, founded by Fineke Janssen, offering help to addicted children, teenagers and young people in three homes. Adulam means refuge, like in the Bible (1 Samuel 22: 1) where David found a safe place. Addiction is a dangerous trap for young people, in Misión Adulam we offer them a place to make a fresh start.
Vision: Complete restoration of addicted young people, able to take their place in society, using their talents and qualities. Mission: Serve the Lord, providing high quality attention for people with addictions.
Misión Adulam works with the support from friends, support in prayer and finances are indispensable to be able to help our young people. These friends, people like you, make our work possible and are of vital importance for our organization. The latest news is available in the newsletter.