Oct 24, 2013

We are the Parada Family, heading to South Africa next June to be mid-term missionaries.  First, we will complete a one year Bible training course with Youth With A Mission in Worcester.  We’ll study such things as Family Ministry, Couples and Family Counseling, and of course Bible!  We’ll also be involved in local ministries targeting broken families and youth with the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Young people are instrumental in bringing spiritual and physical transformation to not only their own lives, but those around them.  We are committing to being in South Africa for at least 3 years, with the hopes of continuing longer.

FUNDRAISING UPDATE

We have raised 5% of our outgoing expenses, and 6% of our ongoing support.  This is encouraging!  Please prayerfully consider supporting our missionary efforts.

To make a one-time gift for our outgoing expenses or to make a recurring gift for our ongoing monthly support, please go to online giving.  Checks can be mailed to Park Street Church, Attn: Finance Office, 1 Park Street, Boston, MA 02108.  Please designate “Mid-Term Paradas.”

There are more detailed instructions on the giving page of our website.

 MISSIONS EMPHASIS WEEK “Whole Gospel to the Whole World”

Nov 1-10 at Park Street Church.  We’ll be speaking briefly during the 8:30 service on Nov 3, and sharing in the Parenting class after the service.  We are speaking at Cafe groups at the church on Tues and Wed nights. Alberto is sharing at the men’s breakfast on Sat Nov 9th. And we’ll be at all 3 services on the 10th.  Exciting week!

UPCOMING (SNAIL) MAILING

Yes, a physical mailing!  Look out for it!  If you have not updated your address with us, please do so!

As always, please contact Alberto and Joanna at any time!  Thank you for participating in our excitement as we prepare to share our passion for Christ with the nations! It is our privilege to go to South Africa.  Please keep our preparations in your prayers!

Informational SessionWe shared our vision for missions in South Africa and God’s faithfulness in leading our family.  We will do another informational session at Park Street Church in December, so watch out for details!

Sharing Session 

We have shared in 4 small groups in the last 2 weeks. We love doing this, so please email us to set up a time for us to visit your group or church!

Yard Sale

It was a success!  As we want to rent our house (unfurnished) when we leave, we need to sell/get rid of everything!

South Africa FactsSouth Africa is strategically placed to reach Africa for Christ due to the missionary potential of the immigrants who flood into the country each year looking for employment. Through addressing their physical and spiritual needs, disciples for Christ can be made.

South Africa has 11 official languages and many more unofficial ones. This colorful mix of cultures gives South Africa its nickname “rainbow nation.”