Ciudad del Este, Paraguay—From January 18-22, 2019, the Paraguay Mission was held in Ciudad del Este, the border between Brazil and Paraguay. We were 220 volunteers from Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia, and California. Special mention must be made of the volunteers from Argentina, which included the Union officers, Bible workers, and all the Missionary School students from the Union Sud Americana. The caravan of volunteers coming from São Paulo was formed by two buses, with the presence of the Canto Nobre Choir. The caravan from Curitiba brought another bus of volunteers.
Studying, understanding, and practicing the principles of God’s Word are the essential pillars of a healthy Christian life. We are not talking about just reading the Bible but studying it under the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
The second pillar is understanding the Bible. Since the Scriptures were written by men inspired by the Holy Spirit, we need to be under the control of the same Spirit to understand it. Besides this principle, we need to follow other steps to enjoy the blessings of God’s Word.
“I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD.” Psalms 22:1
In order to give more time for the brethren traveling from abroad to attend the 2019 GC Public Meetings, the South Brazilian Union has kindly reserved some of the more comfortable accommodations specifically for the brethren coming from other countries.
Santa Barbara, Honduras—A Youth Camp was held in Honduras from December 25-28, 2018. Though the camp was held in Honduras, the brethren welcomed youth from all over Central America. Approximately 700 individuals from Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rice, Guatemala, Belize, and Mexico were present.
The venue was in Penalijo, Santa Barbara, Honduras. The theme of the youth camp was "Cristo es todo en todos" ("Christ is All in All"). Brother Rolly Dumaguit, GC Second Vice President, was a guest speaker at the event.
The last prophet of the Old Testament, Malachi, declares something very important concerning the essential reformation that must take place in the family of God’s people in these last days of world history:
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. Malachi 4:5, 6.