September 2021 Paraguay Update

Written by our friend Joy Varga:

September, the month of spring and youth at the New Horizon School. Like every year at the New Horizon Methodist school, we celebrate the arrival of spring with lots of enthusiasm. Our school is filled with colors and happiness. We give thanks, glory and honor to our loving God because this year we could celebrate all our activities in person which is a great and special blessing! The students from 1st to 6th Grade, held a beautiful spring parade and gave cheerful artistic presentations to welcome the spring season.

The students from 7th Grade and up (high school) had their special party for “Youth Day” – a fun day of competitions divided by grades and colors. It was a time of great joy and fellowship since they were able to be all together after a long time of separation due to the Pandemic. The activities started off with Word time: “Special time with God.”

The theme was “Young Influencers” where the students were motivated to be light and a positive influence in their environment. After that, they had their snacks and then ended the day with competitions and fellowship. They also had a painting competence called “Let’s paint our beautiful Asuncion.” Afterwards they had an awards ceremony for the best painting! We praise and thank the Lord for His protection and guidance at all times and also for His provision and faithfulness. *All the activities carried out by the institution are available on our Facebook page Escuela Metodista Nuevo Horizonte.

Annual Nuts Fundraiser – 2021

The holidays are approaching and it’s time for the annual Samaritan Hands Nuts Fundraiser! All proceeds will go toward funding the Hogar del Nino orphanage in Guatemala.

Orders will arrive before Thanksgiving. The order deadline is Sunday, November 7th. Information on pickup dates and times TBD.

To order:

– Visit Judy Russell in the Great Hall between services on 10/31 and 11/7. Please observe social distancing during this process.

– Call Judy Russell at (865) 984-9303. Please leave a message with your name, callback number and the number of bags of each type of nut you would like to purchase. Judy will follow up to gather additional information if needed.

– Email with your order. Please be sure to include your name, phone number, mailing address and order.

Payment can be made upon pickup/delivery and checks are HIGHLY preferred at this time. Checks can also be mailed to Samaritan Hands, PO Box 6016, Maryville, TN, 37802. Please put Nut Order in the memo and checks should be made to Samaritan Hands.

2021 Nut Prices:

* Large Mammoth Pecan Halves (16oz) — $12.50

* Pecan CHUNKS/broken pieces (16oz) — $12

* Small Pecan Pieces (16oz) — $12

* Fancy Mixed Nuts (16oz) — $11 (This includes: Toasted & Salted Fancy Pecans, Cashews, Brazil Nuts, Hazel Nuts, and Large Almonds)

* Sliced Almonds (16oz) — $9

*Chocolate Covered Pecans– $10