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Welcome CMA!

This week we have some of the greatest folks on earth visiting us.  They have two things in common...they love Jesus and they love to ride.  Yes, our long-awaited CMA team has arrived. 

They arrived 9 hours late due to their flight being cancelled and having to take a 6 hour bus ride instead.  However, they still got to dedicate the motorcycle that is destined to the Bible translation project for the Ache people.

Then they headed down south to help us with painting the radio station.
As you can see, the radio desperately needed some paint.  The "after" results are amazing!
   We had a really nice time of food and fellowship with the CMA Paraguay chapter, which invited several interested people to attend.
  They showed pictures of their bikes and made jokes about each other's motorcycle model, all in good fun of course.
 
They even fixed a motorcycle owned by the radio that was broken!  I guess we shouldn't be surprised by the many talents this awesome group holds in their hands.  We will be heading to bless another bike tomorrow, visit a school and children's ministry and doing a special service before to going to the Falls this weekend...so look for another update sometime next week!

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  1. That bike in the trailer looks mine that got smashed when Christie got hit.

    It's cool to have visitors. Yall have fun.

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  2. We had a great time in Paraguay. It meant so much for us to be able to actually see our gift motorcycles at work for the Lord.
    Jerry Lipka, CMA Team Member

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