Thursday, December 30

Year-End Thankfulness

We were waiting to get some pictures before publishing the news, but they did not arrive in time, thus we publish the news even without the photos. In sequence of the closing events of 2010, about which we have been writing, we have to express our great joy and deep thankfulness to God for our children Nicole and André.
Once again, their effort during the school year of 2010 was recognized and honored by Colegio del Pilar, where they attend school, at the school's prize giving. Nicole got the prize for "Best Academic Performance" (prize that she received together with two other schoolmates), and André received the prize for "Best Student" of his class.
We are very proud of our children and continue to pray that God will continue to lead them in their academical journey. God has really blessed a lot with our children.

Friday, December 17

Sunday School Closure

DSCN2777Last Sunday we had another closure activity. This time it was the celebration of Sunday School's closure. That's true!!! Here Sunday School follows the school calendar. Thus, since schools are now entering Summer vacations, Sunday School is also going on vacation. This means, that until February of next year, we will not have Sunday School.
This celebration service organized by Sunday School is a time to recognize the effort of teachers, support team, and of the students who come Sunday after Sunday.
Each class recognizes those students who developed their character the most during the year and their commitment to the tasks of the class. These students have the privilege of carrying the flag.
Also, each class celebrates the graduation of those who completed their cycle of studies for their age-group and that are passing to the next age-group level. The pre-teens graduated six students who will now pass next year to the Teens class. We congratulate the graduates!
After recognizing the work of the Sunday School leaders, there was a sermon especially dedicated to our reflection about the type of investment that, as parents, we want to do in our children, and that the best decision that we can make, is to bring them to Jesus and not hinder their way to get to Him.
At the end we celebrated with a delicious cake that everyone was able to enjoy.

See more pictures here.

Tuesday, December 14

Impacted Women in Paraguay

From December 2 through 8, Liliana was in Paraguay for a Women's Congress organized by the Coordinator of Lady's Ministry of the Central Field (Paraguay e Bolivia).
It was great to get to Paraguay and join efforts once again with the Lynch and Vargas families, missionaries currently serving in Paraguay, but with whom we had the privilege to serve together in Argentina. DSCN2626
From the beginning to the end, it was a time marked by God's presence and His blessings. We were 6 women traveling from Argentina, each one of us had a special topic to share, according to our expertise. In my case, my session was about the role of women in our society, and how she can use each of her roles in society to present Christ to those who live without hope.
With all the topics presented, it was beautiful to see the women present responding to the call to a victorious life with God and to make an impact in their society. The actress Lonna Vopat, who was Maria Magdalene in the evangelistic film called "Mary Magdalena: Released from Shame", was present with a small team from their ministerial organization called "Grace Ministries".
A climatic point of our visit to Paraguay was the visit to the Women's prison, where we were able to see how these women were thirsty for the Word of God. It was a tremendous time, while Lonna shared her testimony, we could see women being touched and disturbed by the Holy Spirit. When Lonna asked the most important question, of who wanted to receive a new life with God, we saw almost every one of them responding to the call, and we saw their interest in getting close to us to know more about God, and asking that we prayed with them.
Besides these activities it was also a time to meet new sisters in Christ, and enjoy the blessing of sharing these days together.

See more pictures of the event here.