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We Made it!

We both were teary-eyed this morning as we hugged each other back on our front porch. The emotions we felt upon our arrival were so strong, it reminded me of the day we drove across the border into Asuncion after our 70 day road trip to reach the heart of South America in 2002.

Our last two weeks in the States we were chomping at the bit to come back to South America. We love this country so much, that Paraguay is now home. Even though we pulled in well after dark last night, we had three visitors that came to call on us at our home early in the morning. It's so nice to feel welcomed, even if it was before 8:00 a.m.!

It has been an unseasonably cold winter here. It frosted six times, which is unheard of in these parts. We saw evidence of the harsh weather in the palm and banana trees in the area. Truth be told, we're glad we could skip the winter for once. We don't have heating in our home, so the wet, winter months really chill one to the bone and we usually have to bundle up with several layers and lots of blankets.

This month we look forward to starting up the chicken project to help the poor in our neighborhood, purchasing and distributing 9 motorcycles to pastors and the most exciting project is...beginning to plan strategically for the leadership training center. We'll write more on that later.

Just wanted to check in and let you all know that we're back in our beloved Paraguay. We are so, so grateful for your prayers and for the hospitality and generosity of so many of our friends, family and supporting churches while we were in the United States. We could not be here without YOU all, our team!


  1. You made it! So glad to hear you're back and happy you came in on a warm day.... :)

  2. Glad you made it home ok and hope you get back to "normal" living again. :)

  3. Welcome back to the lovely Paraguay!

  4. It sure is good to be *home*, isn't it? :)

  5. Hey guys, caught up with your blog for the past several months. Looks like you had so many cool experiences and special memories. I'm sad we didn't get to see you this time. I know you return home excited and exhausted. All the best as you settle in to your awesome new place. Can't wait to stay there sometime soon! :)

    Mark Krenz


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