Greetings from the beautiful hills of Wytheville, Virginia.  Since our last update we have had 14 more meetings, and have traveled through Florida, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia.  It has been exciting to share our burden for those who need the gospel in Paraguay and to meet believers who have committed to pray for both Paraguayans in need of the Gospel and for our family as we endeavor to serve the Lord on deputation and then on the foreign mission field.
Last Sunday, Jim presented our ministry and gave his salvation testimony at the Airborne Artillery Memorial Chapel at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, NC, at the invitation of an army chaplain we have known for several years.  We received word that an unsaved lady in the service has contacted one of the chaplains to meet and discuss the Gospel.  We are prayerful that the seed which was planted will bear fruit in Kate’s life.
We did experience some difficulty with our truck on Monday as we were preparing to travel from Graham, NC, back to Fayetteville where we had left our camper for a night.  God’s timing is always perfect.  Our plan would not have been to spend a few hours in a mechanic’s waiting room and pay almost $700 in fixing the truck; however, we are so thankful that the truck didn’t break down while on a country road or it would have to have been towed.  We also were humbled to realize that the Lord had provided the monetary amount needed through love offerings just one day prior to the breakdown.  We did experience another hiccup while traveling on Tuesday to Wytheville and will be having the truck evaluated while we are here.
The new church plant in Villa Elisa, which we mentioned in our last update, continues to flourish.  There have been as many as 25 in attendance at the services.  Our co-laborer, Mike Wilps, has found property that is for sale for $100,000 in a prime location for the new church.  This is a great price for the size of the property.  He is also getting ready to look at a second piece of property that costs a little more but may be better suited based on pictures.  Would you please pray that God would give wisdom and to which land to buy and provide the funds needed for the land.  If you believe the Lord would have you give toward this need, please contact us and we will direct in how you can give.

We were able to spend a couple of weeks in Pensacola and travel to some of our meetings from there.  During that time, Kari’s mom received confirmation that she has ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).  While this is what Kari believed to be the diagnosis almost a year ago, it was hard to hear that it is so.  Would you please be in prayer for her parents, Glenn and Linda Kelley, as they face many changes in the weeks and months ahead.
Scripture states in III John 1:4 “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”  We had the privilege of seeing Amelia, our eight year old, place her trust in Christ for salvation while we were in Hilliard, FL, on March 3rd.  What rejoicing occurred in our home.
As Resurrection Sunday approaches, we once again reflect on the substitutionary sacrifice Christ made for us on the cross.  We are so thankful that HIS death isn’t the end of the story. JESUS conquered sin, death, and hell when HE rose from the grave, and now HE sits at the right hand of GOD to ever make intercession for us. What a SAVIOR!!!
Thank you again for your prayers and support.  We cannot be effective in ministry without the intercession of God’s people on our behalf.