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A day like today, five years ago

April 17, 2012 was another normal busy ministry day, just like today. I spend half of that day with a group of pastors and leaders. In the afternoon, I went to pick up some documents for Anahi, in the city of Encarnacion, about an hour from our home.

We were working on a side walk for our house, so at about 4 pm I took Timothy and Anahi with me to get some supplies before our trip the next day.

That evening Julie made pizza. I played with Timothy for about an hour with the new toy we had both created. I kissed my boy good night, and prepared some stuff for the trip we were going to make next morning very early towards Asuncion.



Life was good, we were in the midst of great projects with the church, we were also serving at the radio station and managing the new bible training bi vocational center we had created the year before.


Neither one of us had the fog-est idea that this would be our last day together as a family of four, our last dinner, our last time to say goodnight and to look into each others eyes.

The bible is so right when saying in James 4:14 "You do not know about tomorrow. What is your life? It is like fog. You see it and soon it is gone"

Guess what I am doing today and have been doing for the past years? I have been ceasing each day, living to the max. I have tried to love, care, and forgive more. I have been embracing each moment with renewed passion. 


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  1. Thanks for sharing. I remember when this happened because it happened a month after I lost someone close as well. I've been praying for you over the years, and I'm so glad you are still serving in Paraguay with your new family.

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