Today my husband had the privilege of translating for an American Reserve Marine Colonel (Ret.). They were able to give out 180 Bibles to Paraguayan Air Force enlisted men. Thirty of the men said they had never owned a Bible, some had never even held one!
Then they met with the Commanding General of the Paraguayan Air Force. While waiting to be ushered in to see him, my husband informed the Marine that he was nervous to be on a military base. The Col. asked him why, to which my husband replied, that the last time he was on a military base in South America (Venezuela) he was being 'detained'! Of course then he had to explain the circumstances.
The Commanding General was pleased to accept a Bible as well. A Major who attends our church here had already been having Bible discussions with him. The General was pleasant and they were invited to lunch on the base. The Paraguayan Major is interested in having my husband begin working with the men on base giving marriage seminars and counseling. This is a great open door as these men are from all over the country and will return to their home towns when discharged.
And where was I during all this? Getting a manicure! I know, it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it! I had a wonderful opportunity to chat with the girl, who works out of her home across the street from me, and I think she will be visiting church with me soon. Oh! And the mani/pedi cost me $4.50!
This weekend my husband and son in law will be traveling to Ciudad del Este and speaking at a church there. We are excited to begin the process of getting to know our new home better . It is always rewarding to find an area of need and be able to help in some way.
Please pray for us as we endeavor to serve the Lord here in this country.