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September highlights. A month in Paraguay

I want to thank you for hanging out with us this past month. Every day was different. Sometimes I wish I had more of a routine. But in my missionary role, routine is not something I experience very often. Here are a few September highlights.

We traveled to Asuncion, to get some paperwork done. The trip to Asuncion generally takes six hours on a two lane road, with crazy traffic. We avoid these trips as much as possible. 

I was part of a Baptism ceremony in the Parana River. 28 people made a public commitment. The Parana Rive is the second one in size after the Amazon River.

I had a chance to continue my bible teaching at our local church on Tuesday evenings. I fill in various classes and find teaching very rewarding.

We celebrated Anahi’s 6th birthday with our immediate family. Anahi is finishing her preschool and will start first great next year

We celebrated Dominick’s 4th month. He also got his shots last week. Dominick has occupied the center of attention. He has been a great joy for all

Hanging out with the Roa’s family at a church in Ciudad del Este (triple border). This family loves the Lord and has a gift of hospitality. Several projects have brought us together.

I had the chance to perform a wedding ceremony for some friends. It is a joy to see couples commit publicly before witnesses and pledge their love to each other

Personally I got to out on wonderful jogs along Encarnacions river walk. As I share in one post, jogging continues to be a source for inspiration in my life.

Lastly, we got the chance to see Cerro Porteno, (one of Paraguays top teams) my son’s soccer team. beat Santa Fe (Colombian team) 4-1. Very emotional game. I had never seen Mark so alive. 

I have written more often this month than in previous months. Personally it’s been a great exercise in communications. Although I rather be present in a place and share face to face. So this is my final blog, for a month in Paraguay. I would rate September as an incredible month for me. Why?, because it combined great family time, ministry, and new beginnings.


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