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Colorful Messages of Hope

Isn't it just great how God uses the diverse gifts He has given us for the benefit of His kingdom.  I love that it takes the entire body of Christ to fully reach a lost and dying world.  A few weeks ago we had the privilege of getting acquainted with some incredible missionaries that not only impressed us with their unique gifts; they blessed us immensely.  Jamie is an artist and Marion works creatively with children's ministries.    These fine folks gave us four beautiful paintings of Biblical stories to hang in public places in our part of Paraguay. So far, they have distributed 350 paintings all over the nation with colorful messages of hope!  Plus, they shared with us some wonderful children's resources that they have created in Spanish for our work with kids. What a dynamic duo!

This week we had the privilege of sharing the gift with the Church of God in Obligado:

The kids were so excited to see the beautiful scene of Noah's Ark on the wall, that they jumped up and down!

With the Police Station in Hohenau:

The police chief (pictured right) said that the painting was a gift from God himself to their station, which desperately needed a positive message.  The Bible board shows the picture of the Good Samaritan and reads, "Love Your Neighbor."  The cool thing is that the station's doors are always open and since there's a fluorescent light on top of the painting (the chief went and bought a new bulb since we could tell it hadn't been used in long time) so that the painting can be seen from the road! 

We distributed the next painting, the scene of Jonah and the whale, to a poor primary school in Cerro Cora

This is the first painting that the school has ever had! It's hanging in the principal's office.  We have yet to get a picture of it hung, since Norb's battery went out on the drill and he went back on the motorcycle later on without his photographer ;)

Finally, the last picture will be dedicated to the Church of God in Bella Vista on their anniversary on Nov. 15.

We are incredibly thankful to the talent and generosity of Jamie and Marion (pictured right). Thanks guys for trusting us with the Bible boards to hang in our region.  Now God's word has been colorfully spread around all the United Colonies (Colonias Unidas) of southeastern Paraguay.  It takes all of the gifts of the body for people to come to know Him!


  1. So fun to see some of their paintings! I have been emailing with Marion. Beautiful work...beautiful gift!

  2. That is so awesome to have those paintings spread all over Paraguay! What a beautiful way to spread the word of God! Thanks for visiting my blog! This giveaway is so much fun! I love it and I love being able to connect with other missionaries!


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