May 2011

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Dear Friends and family,

 

The Year 2011 is a milestone for Paraguay… their 200th Year of Independence from Spain. The date of the signing of the Independence was on May 14, 1811. The announcement of the independence rang out just before dawn on May 15, accompanied with 21 cannon shots… “Viva a la unión!” (The union lives!) The revolution was a success and a new nation was born!

 

Back in 1811 the nation ‘rocked’ with celebrating cannon shots, 2011 it ‘rocked’ with celebrating fireworks… we are talking BIG fireworks, the kind that rattle windows, not to mention the nerves! Once again the army was out marching, but this time to music in numerous parades and presentations. Our church family joined the grand celebrations with a Sunday service honoring the 200th Anniversary of Independence with guest musicians and traditional folk dancers. Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy as you join us in the grand celebration… ¡Viva Paraguay!

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We love and appreciate you for your support of us!

 

Jerry and Connie