Greetings from Paraguay!
Happy day, its spring and you have made it through another winter! We are sighing also, but because we have made it through another hot summer and are enjoying a cooler autumn. (You would think it was spring here with all of the flowering trees and plants. With the fall rains and the cooler temperatures, the plants are green and the flowers’ blooming… everything is lovely!) Hey, it doesn’t matter if it is spring or autumn, we all are sensing the new beginnings and renewed desire to surge ahead and accomplish what God has planned… and the best part is that we are doing it together, hand in hand!
WE PRAISE GOD For:
The Acosta Ñú Children’s Hospital:
Our Special Visitors: April 16-19, we hosted our 2nd Annual Missions Conference with guest speakers: Pastor Clarence Wright (LWT Guatemala Director) and Pastor Marion Zirkle Wright (LWT Ministries Co-Founder and President) from Guatemala; Gustavo & Cristina Chimeles, Jewish mi ssionaries from Argentina; and the Israeli dance team AMIsrael from Paraguay. During the events, the children of CEB Church presented the flags of the countries involved in the Conference this year: Paraguay, Guatemala, Israel and also the Christian Flag and the youth prepared a special drama (which was totally radical). We were so pleased with how everything flowed together, creating a time of celebration and fellowship. For sure, there was a special anointing felt as all the groups participated, and many responded to the call of missions.
Last weekend we walked over to the little neighborhood store that is located next to our church property. (In fact, their walled fence is the back drop for our platform!) As we bought a few things, the lady began to tell us about how much she enjoyed the music and the teachings on the Sundays. She said, ‘You know, you sing the same songs we sing in our Mass. I was talking about you with my mother, but she doesn’t want to change religions. I told her that it wouldn’t be changing religions because we are worshiping the same God!”
The CEB Church Construction: Hallelujah, MISSION COMPLETED, WE HAVE BATHROOMS!!!! Pastor Jerry promised to shave his beard when our ‘first building’ was completed …. Sunday, April 18, with the help of Pastors Clarence and Marion, we dedicated the building to God and helped Pastor Jerry complete his promise!
Join us in PRAYING for:
CFC Prison Ministry: Pastor Victor would like to share with you about one of his ‘new disciples’, Abel R., who has been in the prison for 8-months. Shortly after being arrested and imprisoned, Abel heard and responded to the ‘Good News’ being preached. Abel testifies of his deliverance from the spirit of fear that plagued him day and night, overcoming of his eating disorder, and the healing of pain. Abel says that when he begins to suffer different aches and pains, he just raises his hands in prayer and praise and he is healed… faith like a child!
July Project: In July we will have our very first ‘missions group’ in the 18-years that we have been in Paraguay! Janet Rosenbaum, (Jerry’s sister) will be bringing a 23-person team from their church in Nebraska. She needs prayer… they need prayer… and we need prayer! We will be giving you more information later, but in the meantime….PRAY!
Our USA Trip: This is the year that we are scheduled to visit our supporting churches. We ask for prayer that God will provide the way, handling every detail as we share what has been happening in the last two years in our ministry in Paraguay. We will be leaving Paraguay on September 1st and returning on the 1st of December. We will have more details at a later date.
Thank you for your faithful prayers.