We had a wonderful visit tonight with the Kurrle family from down south, near the city of Encarnacion. You may recognize them from their blog, which I've been following for a good while.
He is a 3rd generation MK (missionary's kid), and his grandparents actually came to Brazil on a BOAT! He was raised in Argentina and Paraguay, then met his bride in college in the States. They finished seminary and moved here seven years ago, and are as Paraguayan as the mandioca (that's a saying here). He is starting a discipleship school after working in radio for a long time, and she runs a child sponsorship program.
They have the CUTEST little boy, Timmy, who will turn 4 soon. Caroline had a great time playing KNex with him, building boats and cars and motorcycles. She remarked several times that he's just so polite and as cute as can be. They're going through the process to adopt a Paraguayan baby, so keep their family in your prayers.
They were such a blessing to us tonight, sharing the stories of similar experiences, encouraging us in so many ways, and just being cool "normal" folks. It's always a little like meeting some movie star that I've known from TV Land when I meet someone I've known from a blog, but such fun. Thank God for the time we got to spend with these "stars." (Daniel 12:3)