Who We Are
Jason and Sara Phipps will be serving with Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM) in Bolivia. Sara was first involved with CVM as a student at the University of Tennessee and has gone on several short-term trips with CVM throughout the years to several countries. Sara has been a small animal veterinarian for the past 19 years but has wanted to serve on the field long-term since veterinary school. In God’s timing and with the partnership of her husband, they are now embarking on this calling on their life. Jason and Sara have been married for 6 years and have a large blended family of 6 children, (Mat, Isaac, Rachel, Sean, Jake, and Ella). They are all grown and in various stages of leaving or having left the nest except for the youngest, Ella who will be with them in Bolivia part of the time. Sara loves teaching and wants to share Christ’s love through relationships using veterinary medicine. Jason is a carpenter and does home remodel and repair. He wants to use his skills to also serve Christ and share the gospel with his own unique ministry while in Bolivia.
Sara will be serving at the University in Santa Cruz and possibly Villamontes through an organization called VetRed. VetRed’s mission is to challenge, empower, and facilitate Latin American veterinarians and students to serve others through veterinary medicine, living out their Christian faith. Sara will be involved in student ministry which will include leading bible studies, mentoring, and discipling young people as they walk with the Lord. She will also be teaching both veterinary medicine and English as well as hosting short-term trips. Jason will be involved with El Jorda’n, which is place of help and direction and is a member of Avant Ministries. He will be teaching and mentoring boys to learn skills after school, such as welding, carpentry, and leatherworking. This is a safe place for the boys to go to keep them off of the streets and teach them a skill while sharing the gospel.