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In Transition - Time of expectation

I find myself in transition, closing chapters, and looking for direction for the future. I have felt the need to disconnect for two months from all ministries for a season of reflection as to what is next.

Over the past year I have been gradually stepping down from various ministries I have been involved.  I realized that some ministries I will not be able to continue, while others I need to zoom in and focus more.

Anahi is also a big player in these decisions, as well as the possibility of God restoring my family when the time and person are right.


I have handed off
·        My leadership as interim pastor at the Obligado Church
·        My involvement in the monthly prayer breakfast. A local pastor is now in charge
·        My involvement in the Bible Training School ICCI, now Posadas

  

· Directing the small farm production of peanuts and other goods
·        My involvement in the leadership of Radio Alternativa
·        A national leadership position in the Church of God in Paraguay


I have simplified my living
·        I found a home for Chiquitin our cat
·        I found a home for Mike our dog
·        I recently found a home for Sandy our family dog (Timothy’s dog)
·        I cut off cable TV. I don’t have enough time to even watch.
·        I am giving my two bee production boxes to a friend to care for
·        I have automatized most my monthly bill payments
·        One trip to the grocery store once or twice a month


Some other changes
·        Painted the blue walls of Timothy’s room in white and pink for Anahi.
·        Anahi has started preschool school a month ago.
·        I have given clothes away. There is only so much you can wear
·        I don’t stress as before if I don’t get my to do list done
·        I am taking two to three months off for a time to stop everything
·        I am in the process of writing two goodbye letters to Julie an Timothy
·        I eat more ice-creams and play more with Anahi
·     I have crossed the river into Argentina twice in the past months to visit family


These are some of the things I have been involved in and feel peace about leaving. I am not questioning my call, I believe my place is in some ministry capacity in Gods kingdom. I am hopeful that after this season of reflection and soul search I will again get back into full time work.


Norberto and Anahi




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