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SOLO CRISTO OVERVIEW
Solo Cristo, Spanish for "Christ Alone," (solo-cristo.org) is a grass-roots Lutheran Christian ministry Gospel-centered mission in the South American country of Paraguay and supported in part by Ascension Lutheran Church of Sarasota Florida. More information is further down this page.
"LA NATIVIDAD" - A FILM FEATURING THE CHILDREN OF NUEVA ALIANZA
"La Natividad" is the story of Jesus' birth as told by the children of Nueva Alianza, Paraguay. This was produced as a grass-roots community collaboration with various families in Nueva Alianza, Paraguay (including post production and soundtrack) over four days in July of 2021. It features many local children from the village of Nueva Alianza and its neighboring town of Yataity del Norte. A nativity themed VBS was led for the week prior to filming by visiting missionary Sherri Medico, who serves as the preschool director for Ascension Lutheran Church in Sarasota, Florida, USA. The film was filmed and edited over three days by Ascension member Kelly Warner, with production assistance and guitar music by Pastor Marty Mielke of Ascension.
ABOUT SOLO CRISTO
Solo Cristo, Spanish for "Christ Alone," is a grass-roots Christian ministry Gospel-centered mission in the South American country of Paraguay. Our privately owned mission house is located in the small village of Nueva Alianza, just outside of the town of Yataity del Norte, about three hours' drive east of Asuncion.
Solo Cristo's mission is to encourage and equip the people of Paraguay in soul and body that they may become proclaimers of Christ to their neighbors.
Founded by Paraguayan native Juliana Kennell and her American husband LaVon, together with the support of their home congregation Ascension Lutheran Church in Sarasota, FL, Solo Cristo's mission in Paraguay focuses on teaching English as a second language in public schools, training rural village Paraguayans in useful, long-term life skills that will enable them to better engage their regional economy, and building life-long relationships between the people of Paraguay and the rest of the world.
The Gospel of Christ is present everywhere in this mission. Worship services, Bible studies, and personal training provide local educators, pastors-in-training, lay assistants, and visiting WELS missionary teams opportunities to reach Paraguayans with the love of Jesus Christ combined with life-changing education. To God be the glory!
You can personally support the missionary team in Paraguay by visiting this link.