Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year!

What a wonderful year it has been! We pray that you have been blessed in 2011 and that 2012 holds many more blessings to come. For your review, we are delighted to bring you our report for

Here, also, is a collection of all our mission reports for this past year, 2011. It is so exciting to look back and see all that the Lord has done in Paraguay. Praise His name!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Paraguayan Adventure 2011

Here is a video of our recent South American vacation. We decided we wanted to get to know more of Paraguay, so we took off on a big adventure. We traveled to Concepción, Pedro Juan Caballero, Cerro Corá National Park, Iguazu Falls (Argentina), Villarrica, Caazapá, and Vapor Cue National Park ... to name a few. Overall, we travelled 2400 kilómetros, passed through 11 departamentos of Paraguay, and more than 52 towns and cities! It was a wonderful blessing that we won't soon forget! Hope you enjoy the video!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Team Retreat and an Adventure

Every year the mission team takes time to meet and discuss where they are in the mission goals and where they need to improve. After a few days of meetings, the team then takes a little time off to relax and just hang out together. This year they decided to take a road trip to see the old Jesuit Ruins near Encarnación, Paraguay. The ruins were fascinating both to see and to learn of their history. (Here is a link to a good story about them: Jesuits ) It was a great trip!

You CAN Understand the Bible!

This is a copy of the flyer that we have been passing out in the neighborhoods around Asuncion, Paraguay. The main headline says "Despite what anyone tells you, you can understand the Bible!"

This is a copy of the flyer that we have been passing out in the neighborhoods around Asuncion, Paraguay. The main headline says "Despite what anyone tells you, you can understand the Bible!"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Missionary Care and Renewal 2011

What blessings the Lord provides! A team of preachers, counselors, missionaries, and church leaders came to Atibaia, Brazil to help and serve missionaries who are currently working in South America. "Continent Care Connection 2011" is a missionary conference for men designed to encourage and strengthen foreign missionaries by providing various classes, counseling, and fellowship with other missionaries. It was a great week of rest, renewal, and reconnection with God. I was pretty skeptical about the whole thing before going there, but I am now very thankful to the men who organized and executed an extremely valuable and needed service for missionaries. Thank you, CCC!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Worship Workshop

There is always something happening with the work in Paraguay! It is wonderful to see growth and spiritual development taking place within the members. One such event took place recently where we were able to see this, a "worship workshop." During a recent Paraguayan holiday, several of the men gathered to learn how to lead various acts of worship or to improve their abilities. It was encouraging to see them so eagerly wanting to participate!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Paraguay Profile Newsletter

Hello dear loved ones!

Here is a link to the latest copy of the Paraguay Profile newsletter. Hope you enjoy it!


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Margaret Street church of Christ comes to visit Paraguay!

A mission group from Margaret Street church of Christ came to Paraguay to work with the church and assist the missionaries. It was a great week with lots of activity! This is a video summary of some of the activities. Enjoy!

Panama Mission Trip 2011

Here is a video summary of our recent trip to Panama.

Friday, June 24, 2011

PBLCOC Mission Campaign 2011

Here is a short video clip of the week’s activities from our recent mission campaign with Palm Beach Lakes church of Christ. Seven brethren came to Paraguay to help the church here. Phil Porter, Maria Hackshaw, Giselle Smith, Dan Fuller, Lisa Holladay, Brad Shelt, and Adam Seal distributed almost 5000 flyers in 8 different neighborhoods, which produced more than 60 new hits on the website and gained a dozen-plus contacts. We also had three visitors on Wednesday and we encouraged many of our brethren with homes visits and devotional times! It's was a GREAT week!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Furlough Reporting

It is hard to believe that we have already been in the mission field for 15 months and even harder to believe that we are now at the end of our first furlough trip back to the USA! But, we are and we have come to realize just how wonderfully blessed we truly are. We have some wonderful supporters! We feel very loved and we are now re-energized and ready to return to the work in Paraguay. THANK YOU to everyone who took us out to eat, visited with us, allowed us to stay in your homes, and who took time to encourage us. Each of you mean the world to us!

Preaching in Valdosta, GA at Central Avenue church of Christ

Reporting at the "Golden Agers" class at Margaret St church of Christ

Andrea reporting for the Ladies Class at Margaret St church of Christ

Preaching at Margaret St church of Christ in Milton, FL

Reporting at Palm Beach Lakes church of Christ in West Palm Beach, FL

Reporting at Poolville church of Christ in Poolville, TX

Preaching at Dripping Springs church of Christ in Dripping Springs, TX

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Blessing from Tennessee

What a blessing the church in Asunción received when a group of college students from Freed-Hardeman University decided to spend their spring break in Paraguay! They handed out almost 5000 flyers around the city, held devotionals in many of our member's homes, assisted the congregation in their church retreat, and brought lots of encouragement to everyone with whom they came in contact. Their efforts will have a lasting impact on the many souls who were privileged to meet them!
Pictured left to right are: Perry Hardin (our mission team mate), Maury Yegros, Brian Davis, Michael Flesher, Kayla Rotz, (me), Chris Wright, Hannah Phillips, Becky Gardner, Josh Barber, Jim Gardner, Helena Yegros, and Spencer Clark.

The flyer campaign generated 12 new contacts, several phone calls to the church office, more than 250 hits to our website, and a great deal of community awareness regarding the church in Asunción. God was indeed glorified through this mission group's efforts.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Growing Church

One of the great blessings about being in Asunción, Paraguay is not only getting to spread the Gospel around the city, but also getting to work with some wonderful brethren who are growing spiritually everyday. It is always a challenge, yet so rewarding to see them flourishing in their Christian walk. These past few weeks they have been preparing for their upcoming congregational retreat and for a mission group coming from the USA.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mission Report - February 2011

Here is our latest report from Paraguay. It has been a really busy month with lots of Bible studies!


God bless!
- Troy and Andrea

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Andrea's First Spanish Devotional

It has been fun watching Andrea grow spiritually and culturally this past year! When we arrived in Paraguay a little over a year ago, she couldn't hardly communicate in Spanish. But, now, she has led a women's devotional all by herself! She hosted a "Ladies Tea" in our home and prepared much of the food for the occasion. She also prepared a short devotional lesson about friendship. She used Jane McWhorter's book, "Friendship: Handle With Care" for the basis of her lesson and was also inspired by another one of McWhorter's books, "Special Delivery" to add on a special activity at the end to encourage friendship among the ladies. It was a LOT of fun for the ladies and a great milestone for Andrea!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mission Report - January 2011

In case some of you are not on our mailing list or email list, here is a link to our monthly report from the mission field. Click on the link to read it online or download a copy.