Two weeks ago, the inside of the Mi Esperanza’s new building was still rubble and very much under construction. The collective effort of short-term teams from the States and many hours of labor invested by Paraguayan church members resulted in a smooth-looking product in record timing for our initiatory Sunday.

While the building was [is] still missing windows, doors, and various other structural essentials, we praised the Lord’s provision as a congregation. Not even the cold snap and freezing temperatures (seriously, I think all of my limbs went into hypothermic shock) could put a damper on the celebration of Mi Esperanza’s latest series of answered prayers.

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Celebration Sunday 009Sharing her testimony about her new decision to follow Christ.

Celebration Sunday 014OANSA: Plazita kids reciting a memory verse (our kids sang).

Celebration Sunday 027Chicas on the newly purchased property.

Celebration Sunday 036M leading the crowd in some worship.

Celebration Sunday 044C sharing about the Lord’s provision.

Celebration Sunday 047The building committee of Mi Esperanza.

Celebration Sunday 048Mi Esperanza 2013.

Singing “My God is So Great!”

A rather habble scrabble performance by the OANSA: Primero de Marzo kids on Celebration Sunday at Mi Esperanza, but a performance nonetheless!