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This Week in Pictures

We are winding down the chicken project for the winter season.  It is too hard to keep the chicken warm and they don't grow as fast during the cold months of the year, so we're slaughtering what's left of the batch and will pick up again in the spring.  Here's us transporting one of the chicken coops.  Notice the Paraguayan flag in the background?  People are hanging flags from their businesses, from their cars and even wearing them as capes as World Cup fever has struck Paraguay...more on that in a future post (game 2 is this Sunday).

Zach and Erin have been busy preparing a great lawn game called cornhole, (if you are from the midwest, you know that this is a serious sport!) for our family day at church.  Zach made the wood board and Erin sewed the bean bags.  Now, Zach is painting the boards and getting them ready for a tournament.
Here we are peeling mandioca in preparation for company.  It has several names including: yuca, manioc, cassava and mandi'o.  It is a Paraguayan staple which provides needed carbohydrates for the population.  It is a very versatile food and can be prepared in a variety of ways. 
We were so happy to have Erin here for a week.  She was such a huge help and made us yummy snacks.  We miss her already!  We had to improvise (something we do often) on an orange cranberry muffin.  These are made with gooseberries and turned out delicious!
 Looking forward to another week of serving God and loving others however we can.  Hope you do too!

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