Archive for March, 2012

“And all the people responded with a great shout when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.” Ezra 2:11 The Disciples of Christ church in General Vedia arose from the fields of northwestern Argentina in 1959, and now, fifty-three years later, again arises. Farmers and their families […]


“Then God said, ‘Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth.’” Genesis 1:26 In the […]


Earlier this month we participated in the World Day of Prayer, an annual international ecumenical celebration organized by Christian women. Each year, women from a different nation prepare a worship guide around issues that are important to their country. Women around the world use the guide to plan their own worship services, praying for the […]


Summer Camp

26Mar12

We suggest wearing sunglasses if you plan to mention the words “Campamento Jack Norment” to any Paraguayan Disciple of Christ youngster between the ages of 11 and 24. The kid’s face is sure to light up like a campfire. The Jack Norment Camp was established in 1948 by missionaries from the United States. The camp […]


Last week we visited Ciudad del Este (“City of the East”), which sits on Paraguay’s eastern border, close to Brazil, Argentina, and the famous Iguazu Falls. Ciudad del Este is widely recognized as Paraguay’s economic center, for both its legitimate and its not-so-legitimate business endeavors. Travel writer John Gimlette describes Ciudad del Este as “the […]


We recently spent a few nights at Asunción’s Misión de Amistad, or “Friendship Mission.” The mission was founded in 1953 as a health clinic, and today includes a primary and secondary school, a nursing school, and a church. The price for our room and board at the mission was a sermon – our first in […]


Birthday

20Mar12

February and March have been full of birthdays! Between the churches in Resistencia and Buenos Aires, we have celebrated at least a half dozen cumpleaños, including my own (Marian). Many Argentines celebrate by gathering on the night before the actual birthday, to help the birthday boy or girl welcome in their special day. At midnight, […]