Ron and Rhonda Haynes are missionaries to the Aymara people of Bolivia. In 2008 they formed a missionary organization known as Lovely Feet Ministries, left their jobs as an attorney and a data analyst, respectively, and answered the call to the mission field. In 2009 they moved to the city of La Paz, the capital, and then later moved to El Alto which is above La Paz at 13,400 feet. Together with their partners, Bolivian nationals, they have planted churches in the city of La Paz, the village of Calacachi in the Altiplano, and the city of Oruro.
Their goal is to train villagers in evangelism, discipleship and theology, so that the Aymara people will raise up leaders who will evangelize and disciple others that spread the gospel throughout the Altiplano where thousands of Aymara live in small remote villages. Through their training, the gifts of the Holy Spirit, and God’s grace the people of Bolivia will grow their own relationship with God and their own fellowships becoming self-propagating, self-governing, self-supporting, and self-theologizing. You can see more about their ministry at their website www.lovelyfeet.org and in the following video.
Ron earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee in 1993 and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Biblical Studies from Lee University, Cleveland, Tennessee in 1987. Rhonda earned a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2014 and an Organizational Management degree from Covenant College in 2001.
In the spring of 2014 Ron and Rhonda began this website to share methods of discipleship and evangelism, theological education by extension, and the calling of God with other missionaries and ministries and those who are seeking to become such, in order to further gospel of Christ. “Until the world hears.”