David Bustamante

David Bustamante was born on June 26, 1977 in the city of La Paz, Bolivia. Son of Alberto Bustamante and Alicia Cuellar, older brother of Jorge, Claudia and Paola, a family with deep Catholic roots and social commitment.

He studied at San Calixto School of the Society of Jesus. In 1995, being the last year of high school, he met some priests and members of the CCR, who invited him to the prayer group for young FORTALEZA.

In December of that year he received the Baptism in the Holy Spirit in a Seminar of Life in the Spirit organized by the CCR Central Zone of La Paz. From that year, he played different services within the CCR.

In charismatic groups for young, he met Coralí Machicado, a children’s religion teacher, whom he married. Fruit of their love, they have four children: Jose Ignacio, Lorena, Amanda and Bernardo. He graduated from Civil Engineering at the University of Saint Andrews. He works in a construction company building.

He is currently a member of the Latin-American Catholic Charismatic Council (CONCCLAT) and National Coordinator of the CCR in Bolivia, having also played the role of coordinator of the central zone of La Paz and member of the Archdiocesan Council of the CCR of La Paz. Besides the National Advisory, regional and youth coordinators organizes meetings, retreats and projects for the growth and expansion of the CCR in Bolivia.

He is an active member of the working committees of the Archdiocese of Our Lady of La Paz, contributing especially with the charismatic spirituality and his experience in organizing events, such as the Pastoral Week, the Corpus Christi’s celebration and last visit Pope Francis to that city.

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