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What Made this Party so Special

Our annual Children of Promise Christmas party was yesterday.  I partied so hard I'm still recovering!

 We started off our party with a puppet show....

 then story time...

 lots of games...

pizza this year, a first-time favorite!

I love these kiddos....

There are two important things I must share with you that made this party extra-special for me:

1.   Before, during and after the party there was a tropical storm going on with very impressive wind speed.  When it rains, Paraguayans do not step outside of their homes.  It spoke volumes to me about the love the children have for this ministry that they came out despite the bad weather.  Of the fifty-six children in the program, forty-five were present!

2.  I officially passed the baton of the directorship over to my assistant, Sandra.  After seven years leading the ministry, it is my complete honor to give the role to a bright, young Paraguayan.  Norberto and I are pioneers and our favorite part about serving here is turning over a fully-functioning ministry over to national leaders.   I believe Sandra will go farther and fly higher than I ever could.  I'll "introduce" you to her officially next month.

We still have 25 more children at our new site in Itapaso that need sponsors urgently so they can start school in February.  Go here for sponsorship information!


  1. i just met a Canadian mission family that has just today adopted a little PY boy. I thought of you. I am passing on your blog to them, so hopefully they will get in touch. they actually know Norberto's parents and sister and have hosted them in their house....small world.

  2. The kids club sounded like a wonderful time. how great that you can turn that responsibility over!


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