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Motorcycle Trip and a Giveaway!

No, we are not giving away a trip!  But we are giving away a cool prize, which I'll explain in just a sec.

About the trip....Norberto is heading out to the CMA international rally in Hatfield, Arkansas on Monday with the Paraguay CMA Chapter President, Roland (pictured right).
 Here is Roland inducting a new member of CMA Paraguay at the ceremony last week.

Roland is terrified of flying.  He told us a few years ago that he would NEVER step foot on an airplane.  Never say never.  Roland is flying to the rally, folks!  The only reason he agreed to the trip is that he believes that God has told him he needs to be there.  Please pray for Roland as he is taking a leap flight of faith.   

Norberto is representing Missionary Ventures at the 35th anniversary of CMA changing of the Colors and will be sharing about how the gift of motorcycles to indigenous pastors has had such a profound effect on the spreading of God's word here. If you are going to be around Ouachita Mountain from Oct 19-30 Norberto would love to see you!

Now for the giveaway! 

We are giving away something authentically Paraguayan.  The prize is a beautiful piece of handmade Nanduti lace. This is perfect for a table centerpiece!  Here is an example of this intricate handiwork.  The winner will have his/her choice of several colors.

There are three ways to enter the giveaway (each one counts as a separate entry):

1.  Subscribe to our blog and leave a comment saying you did so. (Look for this symbol on the right hand side of the blog): 
 Or leave a comment telling us that you already subscribe.   Thank you so much to our loyal readers!

2.   Pray for Roland's tranquility as he conquers his fear of flying in a few days and leave a comment saying you did so.

3.  Go here and tell them your fave Passion for Paraguay post to enter us to win a Kindle (and win a prize there too) and leave a comment saying you did so. 

This giveaway is valid to all our friends worldwide and will end on Oct. 17 at midnight.


  1. I will definitely pray for Roland, especially that this will open his heart to see God do even greater things with his life!
    You don't need to enter me in the giveaway! I'd rather someone who doesn't have access to the Nyanduti win! :)

  2. I'll be praying for Roland and your husband as well. And since I live in Paraguay, you don't need to include me in the giveaway. I'm with Shilo on this, but I might steal your idea of putting a Ñandutí thing on my blog as a giveaway! Such a great way to show Paraguayan art to the world. Hugs, Brenda

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  4. I subscribe! Love you guys! And of course I'll pray for Roland!


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