Paraguay is located in Central South America, northeast of Argentina.
After decades of military dictatorship, Paraguayans struggle to affirm their democratic government while military coup threats haunt them. The Disciples of Christ Church has been ministering in Paraguay for more than 70 years, not only through spiritual leadership but also through social service institutions. Many national leaders were educated at the International School, and Friendship Mission has offered health clinics and other related services for many years. Jack Norment Camp has the only ecology program of its kind and has been used by the government to model other programs.
- The Nurses’ Aid program of Friendship Mission trains nurses to serve the country’s rural areas.
- The camp leaders’ training program of the Jack Norment Camp of the Disciples of Christ in Paraguay helps develop leadership, not only for the churches in Paraguay but also for the churches in Chile and Puerto Rico.