Your Place in Paraguay

For this month’s missionary staff needs focus, we’re talking about Paraguay. This small South American country doesn’t play a large role on the international stage, but WGM’s work there features unique ministry roles, including:

And many more! Here are a few pictures of missionaries in action in Paraguay.

Sharon Carr trains people to use puppets as an evangelistic tool.

Sharon Carr trains people to use puppets as an evangelistic tool.

 

Mark Donahue uses his love of music to encourage believers in worship.

Mark Donahue uses his love of music to encourage believers in worship.

 

Andy Bowen teaches missionaries from a number of organizations to speak Guanrani, the heart language of Paraguay.

Andy Bowen teaches missionaries from a number of organizations to speak Guanrani, the heart language of Paraguay.

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Contact Jared Gleason for more information about these ministry roles. Are they waiting for you?

Pray for Bolivia

The median age in Bolivia is 23, and more than 53 percent of Bolivians are under the age of 24. Through compassionate, education, family, and youth ministries, WGM Bolivia is reaching out to those 29 years of age and younger with the love of Christ.

Today, please pray for the nation of Bolivia.

Pray for a strengthened economy that will put an end to abject poverty and the plight of homeless street children.

Pray for believers to be spiritually equipped for battle against the enemy who continues his hold on the Bolivian church.

Pray for a new standard of discipleship that will equip believers to stand against false doctrine and immoral lifestyles.

Pray for WGM missionaries as they serve alongside the national church in ministry.

Thanks to Prayercast for producing this lovely video. Prayercast exists to activate victorious, world-changing prayer and worship through mass media and the arts to advance the gospel to the masses.

Flooding in Bolivia

The WGM team in Bolivia is reporting that recent floods have been taking a toll on thousands of families living in low-lying areas. The photos below were sent by Bolivians who live in the flooded areas. According to Rick Lampen, four of the nine Bolivian states have declared states of emergency. Rick asked that we pray for the family of a Bolivian pastor whose son, a soldier, was killed in a mudslide while working on relief efforts.

Flooding in Bolivia has impacted over 50,000 families.

Flooding in Bolivia has impacted over 50,000 families.

Bolivians are struggling to recover their homes and possessions after heavy rains caused flooding.

Bolivians are struggling to recover their homes and possessions after heavy rains caused flooding.

From David and Rachel Kerney:

“It has been good to see a timely response to the people in need from the Christians. We were able to participate in that response by helping to prepare 100 bags with food staples for families in need. What could have been a big job, turned out to be easy and enjoyable because a lot of people had a heart to help. We would love to see the smiles on the people’s faces when they get a big bag of food essentials. They will know that there are people who care about them. The portions of God’s Word inside the bags will also tell them that God loves so much that He gave His life them that they might know Him.”

A team of missionaries and Bolivians packed 100 bags of emergency supplies for families impacted by flooding.

A team of missionaries and Bolivians packed 100 bags of emergency supplies for families impacted by flooding

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WGM sent $5,000 from the President’s Crisis Fund to help in getting emergency relief to those affected by the flooding. Although WGM is not a first-responder organization, we have the mechanism of The President’s Crisis Fund in place as a way to make sure urgent help gets to a disaster area quickly, particularly when we have people on the ground to ensure the funds are used properly. This fund has been used in cases of famine, earthquake, and other natural and man-made disasters. You can help us be ready for the next emergency by donating to the President’s Crisis Fund. Thank you for caring about reaching out to people in times of great need.