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August is the Month of the Child!

Here in Paraguay we celebrate Mother's Day (May 15), Father's Day (second Sunday in June) and Children's Day (August 16)!  However, the entire month is full of children's events.
This past week some local churches and businesses sponsored a special concert with Biper, a Christian children's group from Argentina.  The stadium that was rented was packed with 4,000 children/adults!!
Timmy still can't stop talking about the concert.  He was especially happy to have a dream come true and eat cotton candy!  

On Saturday, Aug 20 our church is sponsoring a big party with a moonwalk inflatable, and an afternoon of fun and games in a poor neighborhood about 10 minutes outside of town.  We are looking forward to serving the children and telling them about God's love. 

We continue to pray that August will be the month that we bring home our sweet daughter as well.  We still don't have any news from the judge.  Our attorney says that she hasn't signed the papers yet and to keep praying.  Thanks so much for praying for our daughter and for all the children of Paraguay!


  1. Our kids LOVE Biper too! They would have gone nuts to be at the concert! And, some of our kids ate cotton candy for the first time about a month ago - the Sunday that so many of them were baptized - crazy "coincidences". I think of you several times throughout the day and continuously pray for you and for Anahi and for the judge - can't wait to see her in your arms! Love you guys!

  2. How fun!! Looks like he is really enjoying it! I am praying for the adoption. How great it must be to see the end in sight but also hard to still be waiting.


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