Paraguay

paraguayParaguay is situated in a strategic geographical position to further the preaching of the gospel of the grace of God in South America.

It is a landlocked country in the center of South America — about the size of California — and shares a border with Bolivia to the northwest, Argentina to the south and southwest, and Brazil to the east and northeast. The total population is about 6,750,000 from both indigenous and Spanish backgrounds. In the census of 2002, 89.6% of all Paraguayans 10 years of age and older identified themselves as Catholics. The number of Paraguayans not identifying themselves with an established religion is quite low by worldwide standards with only 1.14% of respondents indicating that they have no religious identity. There are a number of indigenous religions and also Buddhist, Jewish, and Muslim communities in the country. Evangelical Christianity accounts for less than 10% of the population.

In 2013 Grace Ministries International initiated two survey trips to Paraguay where valuable information was gained concerning the country´s social, economic, and spiritual condition. Survey and ministry trips continued in 2014 to help give a better picture of what it will take to effectively do ministry there.

On June 4, 2015, Alex and Deltha Gulart began a new ministry in Paraguay. Pray for the Gularts as they are involved in evangelism, a Bible study, and marriage counseling in Ciudad del Este. Jerry and Sandi Bomers are missionary candidates on deputation raising their support with a target date of leaving for Paraguay summer/fall 2016,

 

Missionaries:

Jerry and Sandi Bomers Alex and Deltha Gulart Talo and Patty Vergara