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Young people are leaving Paraguay by the thousands. There are few jobs and few Christian leaders to cut through the currents that are leading Paraguayans to a state of hopelessness. Something has to change. We desire to raise up a new generation of Paraguayan leaders. Many young people want to serve God here in Paraguay, but they don’t know where to go from there. They are lacking the tools and the structure to learn about their gifts and how to apply them practically for God’s service. Enter Institute. This holistic training will focus on character development, leadership skills and Biblical training. Young people who are at least 18 years of age will be a part of the enriching classes such as the New Testament, personal finances, & time management. Since so many Paraguayans are unemployed it is crucial for students to learn a vocational trade such as woodworking, radio, agriculture and animal husbandry. Students will spend 50% of their time in the classroom and 50% getting hands on training in “the shop”. Imagine with us for a minute, thirty young people sitting around a campfire laughing and drinking mate while sharing about their two week winter internship serving in a church. Imagine with us a young man named Freddy who is the middle of seven children. He never knew his dad. He’s now learning to be a welder with Hugo, a godly man from the church. He’s learning about being a real man too. We believe in the young people that will change Paraguay with the hope of Christ. God is preparing us for this season of training up leaders, but we need your help. There are several items we need on site before we launch the Leadership School in March, 2011. They are, in order of importance: •
• • • 16 bunk beds with 32 mattresses 1 video projector 5 computers 15 computer monitors 30 desks 1 door/1 glass window for comp. lab 1 Toshiba Photocopier Pots, pans and utensils for cooking Dinnerware (silverware/mugs/glasses) 20 plastic chairs 2 Refrigerators 1 industrial oven 4 computer tables Reference books for library 4 Book shelves 4 metal stands for kitchen 1 solar panel $120 bed $60 mattress $600 $500/each $100/each $25/each $120 door $40 window $550 $220 $440 for 30 sets $15/each $380/each $900 $60/each $250 $55/each $45/each $1100
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Are we a little passionate and slightly crazy? Yes. Do we serve a God that can move mountains? Absolutely! Can you make a difference? You bet. Join us on the exciting journey to shape the lives of Paraguay’s upcoming leaders. You can give online to the leadership institute*: https://www.mvi.org/donations/onlinedonations
Serving Together, Norberto, Julie & Timmy Kurrle
(Please earmark your gift “Paraguay Bible School” and the specific item(s) you wish to help purchase.)