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One Group, Two Projects

Right now there are two simultaneous work projects going on with our great friends from First Church.  The biggest project is the sanctuary construction in Katuete in Canindeyu.  This is how it looked on day one:
On day two, they already had the trusses up and half the south and west wall. 

This is the school project in Itapaso, Itapua, seven hours south of the Katuete project.
 They are working on building the two upper classrooms so that the school can begin next month for the kindergarten class.  

Thanks for your prayers for the safety of the seventy-some people that are on site and for our strength as we translate and help out wherever needed.


  1. The second group reinforcements left Miami about an hour ago, Bob said that all is going as planned so far. Everyone was so excited when they left First Church at 7:30a.m. this morning!

    The work group is in need of construction knee pads, if anyone from thrid group is reading this and can pack knee pads it would be greatly appreciated.

    Praying for God to do great things. Blessings, Kay Confer

  2. Hi Jon! It's Ben, Adrianne, and Amelia (mostly Amelia) and we are praying for dad (and grandpa). God does good things, and we love that you are using the skills He has given and developed in you. It sure is a treat to see you in these pictures from so far away.

  3. Wow that's nice!A building for the classroom of the chilren's. I like that. Just keep of the work guys.

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