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Hagermans' Jan/Feb '13 Newsletter from Paraguay

Hagermans' Jan/Feb '13 Newsletter from Paraguay

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Published by Ken and Christie
Our report of the mission work in the heart of South America--Paraguay.
Our report of the mission work in the heart of South America--Paraguay.

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Published by: Ken and Christie on Jan 31, 2013
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The Hag er mans

Encar nacion, Par ag uay

We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.
1 Thessalonians 2:8

January/February, 2013

The World Comes to Paraguay
When we became full-time missionaries, I imagined we’d help out with short-term teams--you know those groups that come in for a few days or a few weeks. We’re smack in the middle of summer vacation here, and we have been quite busy with just that-short-term mission teams. But somehow, I imagined that these would be Englishspeaking American folks. This is one of a million times God has surprised me on the mission field! We have been involved with ministry teams from all over the world this past month, but there’s not been an American in the mix. They’ve come here from France, Brazil, Uruaguay, and Chile. We also had the opportunity to host long-term missionaries from El Salvador and Australia, and next week a family from England will be in our home. It’s amazing how God unites the nations in His work, and we feel so privileged to be a part of it!

We thank God for healing Caroline of dengue fever a few weeks ago. Her fever dropped instantly from 104.3 to normal, and her pain was gone.

Prayer Focus

The young men of the prison ministry Guidance in the plans for the youth center Physical healing and protection Financial provision God’s intervention in continuing legal battles

The prison ministry team included (l to r) a Chile this day an, a French man, a Para guayan, the chaplain, an the French man’s mothe d r, and, of co we represen urse, ted the good ole’ USofA.

ministry team from VBS with a children’s Paraguay Brazil, Uruguay, and

Big Plans for 2013!
We hope this newsletter finds you all fat and sassy, as we used to say, and enjoying the new year God’s blessed us with. It’s always refreshing to think of new beginnings, of “all things made new,” of fresh starts and good things around the corner. The more time we spend in Encarnacion, the more we feel sure about the vision God’s given us for starting the youth center here. We’ve been working on the details lately--all that fine print known as legalese. We are eager to share the plan for the youth center with you in person, hopefully in a few months. Christie has her (God willing) last surgery planned for February 5, when the doctors will remove the titanium plate and 9 screws holding her femur together. She’ll spend a couple months on crutches without being able to use that leg, then she can begin to learn to walk again, this time with hopes of a total healing. As soon as the doctor clears her, we would like to go to the U.S. for a couple of months and share the vision we feel God is giving us for this time, this place. At the same time that Christie’s surgery takes place, the court system will be reopening after the yearly “vacation” they take each January. At this time, we hope to get more information about the state of the legal case against us. We are still praying that justice will prevail, and that the truth of what happened in Christie’s accident will be stronger than the corruption and desire for money. Our prayer is that God will resolve this situation for us, as it looks very bleak in human eyes. We trust Him to come to our rescue against those who falsely accuse us, as He promises in Psalm 109. Please help us pray that all involved in this will come to know the Lord as a result. As God works in these situations, we go forward with plans for a trip to the U.S. when they are resolved. We hope to see you there!

Prison Ministry
Thank you again for journeying with us as we minister in this beautiful country. It’s only possible through your prayers, support, and giving. We appreciate your messages of encouragement and reminders that you’re praying for us. May God richly bless you for the part you play in the growth of His kingdom in Paraguay. Your partners in the mission, Ken, Christie, Camille, and Caroline
Donations through our local church:

Carolina Heights CoGoP
2900 Anderson Road Greenville, SC 29611

(Please write “Hagerman Missions” on check memo.)

Telephone in Paraguay: 595-985-782-928 Skype: 864-343-1731 Email: hagerman100@yahoo.com Webpages: www.hagermans.blogspot.com www.tapemissions.com

**(If you are receiving this through the US Mail and have an email address, please send it to us so that we can get our newsletter to you in that way.It is much quicker and more efficient. If you don’t have an email address, or if you just prefer the regular mail, don’t worry. We’ll keep sending it to you that way.)

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