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When Healing comes. . .

This past April 18th, 2020, was the first time I did not post about my accident on the very day it happened. I have done it every year since April 18th, 2012. Last year, my son had such a cool dream, which brought so much healing. See post.... This time I waited a few more days to post about a day that I will never forget. The urge to post was just not there this year.  Healing comes, and I am a witness of a long process of that healing. It is said that we go through stages.  In On Grief and Grieving, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and; David Kessler share about the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. These five stages are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live without the one we lost. I went through all these stages, and more. The one that almost killed me was guilt. I felt responsible for the event. I was driving that day when I lost my wife and son. Also various forms of depression ensued. The hardest thing was forgiving myself an…
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Quedatencasa - means (STAY HOME)

So far these are some lessons and habits we have acquired:
As of this writing, we are counting 33 days in our house.

Preaching sermons and holding meetings in front of a cell phoneI am exercising in our garage using Dominick as my main weightBecoming zoom, Skype and you name the platform,  expertsOur Van has only logged 9 miles, the equivalent of three grocery tripsOur TV takes turns between four kids and the parents. 

We are all becoming better cooks in my estimation We have all been very stressed at moments, but very loving as well We have all gained and appreciation for the privilege of leaving our house We realized this crisis will push us into finding a side gig, for incomeWe realize the economy wont always be able to support missions consistently

This week, cars with even number plates get to do grocery shopping on Monday, Wednesday, Friday. And only if you are 18 or older you can leave the house.

Cases overview Paraguay Confirmed 147 Recovered 22 Deaths 6 Worldwide Confirmed 2,019,32…

At home #1 New Living Conditions

New Living Conditions

We are staying inside the house. I left our home last Friday to get groceries for the week. We are urged to only leave to get food and medicine in case we need it. Only one person in the car. So we are learning, as so many around the world, to experience life and use our time in new ways. 
Situation in Paraguay.  On Wednesday March 11th, all schools have been shut downOn Friday March 13th, we  do not circulate on streets between 8 pm-4 amOn Friday March 20th, we are told not to leave the house unless for food

We thank God for his provision and we surrender to his will for our life's. Our family is doing good, every one is healthy. Since the lock down, we have bonded in new ways. On Mondays I cook at home. (i take recipe recommendations) 
We have all become more dependent on the internet and on each other. The kids are learning online. Nicole has picked up playing the harp again. It sounds so beautiful. Makes me think about  king David out in the country. Mark does…

Paraguay, land of opportunities

Paraguay is a great land. At the time of this writing the Argentinean economy is going thru major inflation, Bolivia is struggling with peace after Evo Morales term. Chile also has had its share of troubles. The situation in Venezuela is of common knowledge: Maduro and Guaido are in a power struggle for the number one seat.

Since 2014, however, Paraguay’s economy has grown at a 4% average annual rate due to strong production and high global prices, at a time when other countries in the region have contracted. The economy as well as other factors are helping the country recover from what seemed to be a stagnate and very hopeless situation.

Its been a ride, since the late 70s when my parents decided to imigrate when I was a little kid. During that time the country was run by president Stroessner. In February 1989 a cue took out 35 year old ruling Stroessner. Then came, Andres Rodriguez, Juan Wasmosy, Raul Cubas, , Gonzales Machi, Nicanor Frutos, Fernando Lugo, Horacio Cartes and Abdo Be…

Dominick's dream

Our three year old Dominick has been telling us about a dream he had during Easter week. The dream too place on the night of April 18th, 2019. Seven years ago, on April 18th, 2012, I lost my wife and six year old son in a car accident. 

Dominick woke up a few days ago, and shared his dream:

In this dream he saw his brother Timothy hanging out with God. They had fun together and were chasing each other around. Dominick played with Timothy. 
Its the first time Dominick shares such a clear dream. . . At least three times on April 18th he repeated what he saw and did. 
These past two weeks have been so special in that Dominick in various occasions referred to that dream of him with God and his brother Timothy. A few days later, he dreamed again about his brother. 
I consider myself blessed. I hope you are too

Te vamos a extrañar tia Nila

El 28 de noviembre de 1933, nacia Nilah Meier (Youngmann). Nilah fue la primera hija de David y Lilian Meier, una pareja de jóvenes enamorados y comprometidos con Dios, que después de terminar sus estudios universitarios en Anderson College (1925-1928) comenzaron una vida de predicación estado de Montana, Illinois, Texas, luego internacionalmente, Canada, Brazil y Argentina.
Nilah prácticamente respiro el aire misionero desde sus inicios en Billings Montana donde nació. Gran parte de su infancia y juventud lo paso en la Argentina y el Brazil. Llego a dominar cinco idiomas. Era una ciudadana global con un gran corazón por conectar el amor de Dios entre los mundos y culturas en los cuales se movía, valorando lo sencillo de las personas y siempre viendo las posibilidades en cada situación.
El pasado 30 de Agosto, 2018 Nilah partió a su casa celestial, llena de años y una vida bien vivida. Dejo un legado inspirador de servicio y generosidad al mundo.
Mi madre es Tabita, la hermana meno…

We will miss you Nilah

Nilah was born Nov 28th, 1933, during years of scarcity when the world was suffering due to the economic collapse of the great depression. Nilah was the first daughter to David and Lilian Meier. The Meier couple met in Anderson College during their studies (1925-1928). After graduating they minister in Illinoi, Montana, later to Canada, then Brazil and Argentina.
From a very young age, Nila was surrounded in missionary living. She became fluent in five languages. She was a global citizen, always ready to connect the love of God with others. She would appreciate and value simple things, and she always saw the best in others.
A few weeks ago, on Friday, Aug 30th, Nilah went to her heavenly home, full of years and a life well lived. She leaves a legacy of service and generosity for the world. My mother’s name is Tabitah, Nilas youngest sister. During my childhood, Nilah would write me regularly, always remembering my birthday. When it came time to go to college, Nilah was the first one to …