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

Day two Sept 2st:  My two teenagers are happy, Its Friday.

Usually Fridays are happy days for Mark and Nicole. They know they will sleep in tomorrow. Nancy and I will be in a quincieaniera rehearsal this evening. I have been asked to speak at Camilas fifteenth  birthday. Camila’s parents, which happen to be our neighbors, asked us to speak at their daughters fifteenth birthday. As you know these birthdays are huge events in Paraguay and many parts of Latin America

I will be jogging this afternoon and then prepare for the rehearsal. Anahi will spend most the afternoon doing homework. Nicole is very busy on Fridays. She is parta of a reading club in her school. She just started in a roller skating club. In the evening our church has a service for early teenagers which Nicole attends. She finishes very tired at about 9 pm

I have been reading the book by Sam Walton, Made in America. I have enjoyed learning the options associates have in Wal-Mart’s profit sharing. It’s a nice incentive to stay with the company and it speaks volumes for the leadership. As I think about ministry, and my life in Paraguay, I believe that it’s very important that we treat people whom we lead and work with respect and share the success together of anything we do.

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