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A month in Paraguay. I invite you to hang out with me

Day one Sept 1st:  A typical day in our lives

This idea of sharing with you this short daily entry came to me on my jog today. So I start right now, committing to write a daily paragraph about my life here in Paraguay for the next month.  Please pardon my grammatical errors or expressions that might not sound so English. This is a very spontaneous way of sharing for me. I hope you enjoy and it helps us to connect in spite of the distance.

It’s almost 6:30 pm. I got up at 4:45 am this morning. I don’t usually get up this early.  I had to leave town for a commitment. I was back at 7:30 am. Nancy and I had tea (the Paraguayan kinds with the metal straw) then breakfast.

I went on my jog, then I run some errands for Nancy, and then we all had an early lunch as a family of six now. Mark, Nicole and Anahi, went back to their afternoon school activities at 1:30 pm while Dominick (three months now) and Nancy took a nap.  I got on a bus and rode for 30 min to a place I use as office since we moved to Encarnacion in February of this year.

I have been in my office all afternoon. I have been connecting with various pastors organizing a leadership meeting at the end of the month. This meeting will have implications in funding, connecting and handling church growth in their respective congregations

I am also studying for my test on Saturday. I have been attending the Paraguayan national university for the past 15 months. I am working on a master in higher education and research. The class is challenging in that is stretching me in my teaching paradigms. 
Nancy and I usually try to end our day with another cup of tea and we share our day with each other. Mark will be watching Paraguay play Chile in preparation for the upcoming soccer World Cup in Russia in 2018. I might join Mark to see the game

Ok, thanks for reading. See you tomorrow. 


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