Dear Faithful Prayer Partners,
We cannot believe how fast time is flying by. We have now been in Paraguay for 2 months. God has been so good. Within these past 2 months we have started the kids in school, started language study, found a house, bought and borrowed items for our house, and have started our paperwork for temporary residency. We are so thankful for all of you who have been faithfully praying and giving. We are praising the Lord as we have gained some more support. We are currently at 75% (4018.00) and we are so thankful for His provision. Our goal is 100% (5357.00). Would you consider coming on board with us, as we seek to minister, down here in Paraguay. We praise the Lord for the team that He has given us.
We have had many things going on this month. We moved into our house on the 12th. We live in a fairly quiet neighborhood; it is close to school and shopping. On the 19th, we were able to attend the wedding of a couple from our Church. It was a very beautiful ceremony. There were very many aspects of the ceremony that were very similar to one in the states. The reception is a time for food and fellowship. During the reception the Bride and Groom, Raisa and Manuel, were available for pictures with their guests. It was a great opportunity for us to learn about this part of their culture and also spend more time with our church family. On the 20th, we added a new member to our family. Her name is Millie. Having a puppy in the house has been a challenge but we all enjoy her. She has been a great tool for helping our children learn responsibility.
We have also had the opportunity to have some other cultural experiences this month. As you know from our presentations, the bus system is the most common way to get around here. We have gotten on the wrong bus twice this month and ended up one time in a place called Santa Maria which isn’t too far from our house, but the latest bus incident had us ending up in somewhere just outside of the city, which for us on the bus was just over an hour ride. Thankfully we had someone to help us get back to where we need to be.
We also had the opportunity to go out into downtown with our language helper; Pedro. He took us to many places. We went to a Memorial for the Heroes of Paraguay, to the Casa De La Independencia (it is a museum on the Independence of Paraguay), to the old congressional building, and to Palma. These are all places where you can learn about either the history and/or culture of Paraguay. Of course one trip there isn’t going to teach you all you need to know but it is a good start.
As far as our language study, our helper has told us that we are doing well. That was such an encouragement to us. It is so hard for us day after day not being able to completely communicate to people. There have been many times we have tried to communicate something and we just end up getting frustrated or the person we are trying to talk to gets frustrated. Many times we get asked, why is it so hard for you to learn our language? To which I don’t have an answer. But we will continue to press on and practice. The language will come in time.
|– We will be handing in our paperwork for Temporary Residency.||– We have hired another language helper.|
|– As we continue to study Paraguayan Culture and Spanish.||– We are enjoying our new house.|
|– As we continue to build relationships with our church family and new neighbors.||– We were able to furnish our new house with things we bought and borrowed from friends.|
|– For our support, that we could continue to gain supporters.||– We are currently at 75% of our support. Praise Him for His provision.|
Thank you so much for reading our updates and for praying for us. We are thankful for the Lord bringing us together.
For His Name and His Glory,
The Twigg Family
Colton, Tanja, Malaquías, Noé, Gedeón, y Jehía