Monday, October 6, 2008

Paraguay 2008 Slideshow

Last week we shared on our experiences through Romans 10:5-10:15. We made this little slideshow to show some of our experiences during the trip.

video

Monday, September 29, 2008

Paraguay Sunday

This was our Paraguay Sunday and it went VERY well! It began with all of us joining the worship team to sing the Hillsong Hosanna doing the chorus in Spanish. For the offertory there was a slide show set to Brandon Heath's "Give me your eyes". Then Karl shared how the missions team came to be, Rick Elola shared the scripture (Rom. 10:5-15) and then all 6 of us shared some story from our experience in Paraguay. We concluded w/ Bob's video Paraguay: Field Overview.

Afterwards we had some Paraguayan treats on the patio (the mixes I brought back and cakes w/ the dulce de leche frosting, chipa) and sold jewelry to support the San Lorenzo women's ministry so they can hopefully get some dishes before the next tea!

We had a Q & A time afterwards in the fellowship hall to answer questions about the trip and start forming the team for next year's trip. It's time to start forming the team - lots of interest from the Tilleys, some of the Mattson-Boze family, Lindsey and others. Biggest challenge will the 10 person cap - we may have to schedule two trips if interest remains high.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Funding Mariscal Lopez

When we were in Paraguay, we got a real heart for the church plant efforts underway for the neighborhood we were staying in the greater Asuncion area, called Fernando de la Mora. The church will be known as Mariscal Lopez, and is being led by Pastor Marcos Bernardini and Pastor Forest Schell. We worked with both the Pastors with the Vacation Bible School they ran, and with some neighborhood outreach visits.

Last Sunday we met with the CBNC missions team to discuss using some surplus funds given for Paraguay to fully fund the roof for the church. The missions team approved us bringing this request to the Elder Board. Next Sunday I will make the request to the elder board.

CMA has a special account set up for individuals wanting to donate for the church construction.

Give to Mariscal Lopez Church Construction Fund

Monday, July 28, 2008

Caught up

Things got a bit overwhelming with no computer access to modify and upload pictures the couple days we were touring in Brazil, followed by the 26 hours door to door it took us to return from Paraguay to the Bay Area, followed by a quick jaunt up to Eureka Friday and back Saturday, and now a plane ride to North Carolina for business (Hi Brenda - I'm in Charlotte).

Anyways, I've posted more pictures from the touring - at the bottom of the page, click on Older Posts, until you get to the page with the Chiperia Maria Ana post, then read forward again.

Next step is start tagging pictures and making them 1024 x 768 for our slideshow for the Missions Sunday that we'll present the trip.

Joe

Thursday, July 24, 2008

In San Francisco

It's been a long day, but we're finally on the ground, heading to our gate. It's been a fabulous trip, but it's good to be home.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Browsing magazines

I'm having a panic attack, they've made last call, and Susan was browsing magazines. Grace...

Boarding, where's my wife

The team's all on board, and Susan is nowhere to be seen.