Archive for the ‘Asunción’ Category

Here in the Mercado Cuatro district of Asunción, craftsmen prepare pesebres (crêches) to celebrate the joy of Christmas. We wish you much happiness as once more the familiar cast of characters – shepherds, angels, kings, animals, parents, and child – comes to life in your home and faith community. Merry Christmas!


“For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; that I know very well.” Psalm 139:13-14 One of the gems associated with the Disciples of Christ in Paraguay and Argentina is the Primera […]


The Cátedra Carnahan is an annual lecture series hosted by ISEDET in Buenos Aires. This year, Dr. Luis Rivera Pagán spoke on the topic of, ¨Iglesia, colonialidad y liberación: reflexiones histórico/teológicas desde El Caribe¨ (The Church, the situation of being colonized, and liberation: historical-theological reflections from the Caribbean.) One of the conference participants mentioned three possibilities that […]


“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I; send me!’” Isaiah 6:8  When he was a young man, Epifanio Aquino took a career diagnostic that found he was especially suited to be either a soldier or a pastor. […]


Let’s Eat!

27Sep12

Sometimes we feel like we’re eating our way across the Southern Cone! As in so many other places around the world, food plays an important role in church life in Argentina and Paraguay. We thought we’d do our best to make you hungry by showing you a smorgasbord of food-related fellowship moments here in South […]


Yesterday, the Republic of Paraguay experienced an abrupt transition in leadership as President Fernando Lugo was impeached and then removed from office in a period of less than 48 hours. His vice president, Federico Franco, has assumed the Presidency and is moving quickly to consolidate power. So far as we know there have been no […]


Anglophiles in Asunción were aflutter last week with Paul McCartney’s first-ever visit to Paraguay. Last Tuesday he performed to 30,000 ecstatic fans, wowing them not only with his music, but also with his efforts to speak Guaraní. After the event, one enthusiastic concertgoer commented on McCartney’s website: For some time now, if they had told […]


Easter Mangoes

15Apr12

“In the Morning When I Rise, Give Me Jesus” -African American Spiritual Was it more than a coincidence? We were sitting in the yard outside Lambaré’s Disciples of Christ church, enjoying the congregation’s annual Good Friday campfire and taking in the words of a visiting pastor. He was exhorting us to choose Jesus and not the […]


A Good Friday

14Apr12

Our blessings and good wishes to everyone who just celebrated Easter, and to those who are wrapping up Passover. Here in the southern hemisphere, we split our Holy Week time between Paraguay and Argentina. On Good Friday, we attended the service of the Last Seven Words in Lambaré, Paraguay. “Seven words” refers to the seven […]


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 […]