Advent & Christmas 2016

 “A savior has been born to you, he is Christ the Lord.”  Luke 2:11

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In Zeballos Cue, one of the poorest districts of Asunción, Paraguay there are more than 10,000 children living in poverty.  With only three schools to serve the district, a lack of educational opportunity is a major challenge. 

Redeemer Anglican Church in Asunción is trying to change that by building a new preschool that will initially serve 100 children.

Here are two ways we can help them make a difference in the lives of these children:


Set aside a few moments each day during the weeks of Advent to pray.

Week One (11/27-12/3): Pray peace, protection and provision for the 100 preschool-age children living in poverty in Zeballos Cue. 

Week Two (12/4-12/10): Pray for provision of funds to build the school. 

Week Three (12/11-12/17): Pray for the ministry of Redeemer Anglican as they seek to share the Gospel in Zeballos Cue.


The total cost of building the school is $77,000 but there are specific goals we have for Advent.  We encourage you to ask friends, family and neighbors to contribute to your Mite Box as we seek to raise enough funds to:

  • Wire the school with electricity:  $2,688
  • Provide initial preschool resources: $3,000
  • Build three restrooms: $5,500  

With God’s help and your generous giving, we can meet these goals. 

Bring your Mite Box and donations to our Lessons & Carols service on Sunday, Dec. 18th.


Where is Asunción, Paraguay?

Paraguay is located in the center of South America. Asuncion is the capital city and home to more than 2 million people. 

Who is Redeemer Anglican Church?

Holy Trinity is part of the global Anglican Communion and Redeemer is one of our sister churches ministering in Zeballos Cu, one of the poorest districts of the city.  

What is ARDF?

Our global ministry partner Anglican Relief and Development Fund works with Anglican churches around the world to help them share the hope of Christ in word and deed.  The grass-roots project efforts are funded through ARDF's grant program. By giving thru ARDF we can be confident our gifts are meeting real needs and being used with integrity and efficiency for the furthering of the Gospel!  Read more.

What is the need?

70 percent (about 12,000) of Zeballos Cue’s population are school-age children, and there are just three schools to serve them − one owned by the government and two private schools.  That's one school for every 3,500 students. By contrast, Raleigh has one school for everyone 900 students.

How can we help?

Redeemer is raising funds to build a school to serve 100 preschool-age children and a community center to provide education for adults.  The total cost to build the entire school is $77,000.

Our goal this Advent?

To pray for the children of Zeballos Cue and raise enough funds to pay for:

Electricity:  $2,688
Preschool resources: $3,000
Three restrooms: $5,500  

Children, youth and adults can all pray and give! Help us collect change for change in Paraguay!

Detailed Project Summary

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Celebrating our savior

Lessons & Carols
Sunday, Dec. 18th   10am*
Telling the story of Christmas in story and song. 

Christmas Eve Family Service
Saturday, Dec. 24th  3pm*
Pageant, kids choir, and family friendly celebration.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services
Saturday, Dec. 24th  5pm* and 9pm
Worship and Holy Communion.

Christmas Day Service
Sunday, Dec. 25th   10am
Worship and Holy Communion.

*Childcare available (nursery-4 yr olds)