Our Paraguay Team consisted of four adults and four teens. They traveled to Asunción to lead a VBS program for missionary children, while their parents attended annual conference meetings. Our pastor, Aaron Miller, was invited to be their keynote speaker. While they were there, they visited a remote village where the missionaries work, and the beautiful Iquazu Falls on the borders of Paraguay, Brazil and Argentina! This was an enriching experience for everyone on our team, and a wonderful time of encouragement for our missionaries. It was a double blessing for our teens and the teens from the mission field of Paraguay to be able to spend time together and form friendships. It was amazing to see how God brought all the details of this trip together, for His purposes.
Our Tanzania Team traveled to Dar es Salaam to help lead a VBS program for our missionaries’ children, while the adults attended annual conference meetings. While they were there, they visited a school and an orphanage, attended a Tanzanian church service, and went on a safari! They also made friends with some Tanzanian brothers and sisters in Christ. This was an amazing experience for our team, and a huge encouragement for our missionaries!
Our Brazil Team traveled to a remote village on the Amazon River, where our missionaries, Peter & Terry Rich had been working for many years. The purpose of this trip was to bring in the first completed New Testament, translated in their own language, and present it to the believers there. It was amazing to witness our brothers and sisters in Christ receive their new bibles! The believers in this village have grown into a mature church, and have since taken over leadership, and are sending their own missionaries to other villages along the river.
Our Mexico Team traveled to Chihuahua to help our missionaries, Monte & Gail Miller, with some building projects. Monte & Gail work at Rancho Siloé, which is a training institute for Mexican Nationals to prepare them to take the Gospel to unreached people groups in their own country and around the world. Monte oversees all new construction at the facility, and teaches classes. Gail oversees hospitality for the students and mission groups that come to help with building projects.