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Finally, some Pictures

Here are more pics from our second week and the third team that arrived on site Saturday.  They came in two days later than planned due to the ice and snow delays from O'Hare airport.

Here's the floor team grouting....
 It's a very clean job where no one gets dirty at all.
Last Sunday we had a church service outside and Pastor Demetrius preached.

The group presented the church with beautiful puppets and did a special workshop on the facets of puppet ministry.
 The landscaping team...
Painting, painting, painting...

This has been our home since Jan 23.  Did I mention how much it rained?  We thought we were living in Noah's ark!

Isn't is just beautiful?  Here we are cleaning and preparing for the dedication.
 Here's the church set up for the service...  and then it started to pour and pour and we wondered if anyone would come. 
 Despite the bad weather on Tuesday afternoon, there were at least 250 people present for the celebration!  Pastor Bob Confer preached on Psalm 127:1 "Unless the Lord builds the house, the workers labor in vain." and shared how the real church is the people, not the building and we need to be about building up the real church one person at a time. 

 The worship team was a mix of Paraguayans, Brazilians and Americans.
Timmy was a champion during the entire work camp, but his batteries ran out during the service!
Here's the entire team in front of the new church!

Pastor Silas and Pastor Nancy will carry the big responsibility of leading the congregation forward.  The team brought encouragement, hope and new life to Katuete and we are so very thankful for our partnership with you.  You blessed our socks off.  There's nothing that comes close to the joy of experiencing the body of Christ working together.


  1. To God be the glory!yeah..noone gets dirt at all,lol!thanks for sharing..

  2. How amazing! Thanks for sharing! Brings back memories of work camps I've been on and remembering how grateful the people were in Africa to have a place to worship. Like you truly is a beautiful thing :) To God be the glory!

    ~Shelley Hitz

  3. It is just A-MAAAAAAAAAAAAA-ZING all that was's beautiful!
    And girl, that was your color, you look absolutely stunning! :)
    Un Abrazote!

  4. it's great to see some pictures! it looks incredible! and yay for being back at home and not in a tent!


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