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Top Posts of 2010

Welcome to 2011!!!  

In case you missed out, here are the top five most read posts in descending order on Passion for Paraguay during 2010.  

5. Terere-More than Just a Drink-  Here we talk about the importance of the cold version of mate tea as an essential cultural element. 

4.  How to Use a Washboard Sink-  This is a how-to video I made for a children's Bible school program.  I never thought it would become so popular!  This is one of those many things I'd never thought I'd do on the mission field! 

3.My God Delivered Me-  This tells the story of the assault that occurred at our house on October 23.  I've been able to share with countless people about God's faithfulness in protecting me and our son during a very scary attack.  Since then, we've put bars on our windows and heightened security, thanks to help from our friends.

2.  Christmas in Paraguay-  These are a  few of the traditions that Paraguayans hold dear during the holiday season including a few of our own.

1.  Daily life in Paraguay-  This is a video of us cutting down a bunch of bananas in our yard.  Honestly, I think the title of the post is what got so many clicks, but it's another one of those "Things you never thought you'd do" areas of normal life here. 

Thanks so much for tracking with us this past year.  We had 4,930 unique visitors to our website and we are very thankful for your interest in Paraguay and what the Lord is allowing us to do here.  We're looking forward to reporting more this coming year on how God is at work in the heart of South please stick around!!


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Christmas in Paraguay!

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Most Paraguayans do not decorate Christmas trees (we decorate ours in shorts!) or emphasize Santa Claus.  Instead, they put beautiful nativities "pesebres" in their yards and in store fronts.  Kind of novel to focus on Christ at Christmas, isn't it!

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September highlights. A month in Paraguay

I want to thank you for hanging out with us this past month. Every day was different. Sometimes I wish I had more of a routine. But in my missionary role, routine is not something I experience very often. Here are a few September highlights.

We traveled to Asuncion, to get some paperwork done. The trip to Asuncion generally takes six hours on a two lane road, with crazy traffic. We avoid these trips as much as possible. 

I was part of a Baptism ceremony in the Parana River. 28 people made a public commitment. The Parana Rive is the second one in size after the Amazon River.

I had a chance to continue my bible teaching at our local church on Tuesday evenings. I fill in various classes and find teaching very rewarding.
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A day like today, five years ago

April 17, 2012 was another normal busy ministry day, just like today. I spend half of that day with a group of pastors and leaders. In the afternoon, I went to pick up some documents for Anahi, in the city of Encarnacion, about an hour from our home.

We were working on a side walk for our house, so at about 4 pm I took Timothy and Anahi with me to get some supplies before our trip the next day.

That evening Julie made pizza. I played with Timothy for about an hour with the new toy we had both created. I kissed my boy good night, and prepared some stuff for the trip we were going to make next morning very early towards Asuncion.

Life was good, we were in the midst of great projects with the church, we were also serving at the radio station and managing the new bible training bi vocational center we had created the year before.

Neither one of us had the fog-est idea that this would be our last day together as a family of four, our last dinner, our last time to say goodnight and to look …