HISTORY

How it all started...

In 1955,  Robert Goddard Sr. left his homeland in rural Nebraska, USA with his wife and seven children.
He could not get Paraguay off his mind after hearing about First Nations people groups with little or no access to the Gospel. His life had a direct impact on six First Nations groups, including the hostile Ayore of the Chaco region.

Only a decade after first arriving to Paraguay, two of his sons returned to Paraguay with their families. From their efforts, they were able to see churches planted among three ethnic groups.

THE STORY DOESN'T END HERE.

Expanding the vision...

Five of the grandchildren caught the vision and are today serving faithfully in their respective areas of calling.

John Windler married Barbara Goddard, one of the 5 grandchildren. They have had the joy of seeing many Pai Tavytera come to know Christ through their ministry and walking in obedience to God’s Word.
Mike Goddard married Trisha Jennett, a missionary kid from the USA. They have had the honor of working alongside both Latin and First Nations leaders to mobilize and equip the existing church to take the church where it is not.

Together, the Windlers and the Goddards shared a commitment to partner with local churches, organizations, and individuals  as they train, equip and mobilize disciples of Jesus Christ to reach the unreached with the Gospel.

On December 12, 2016, Partners for Paraguay Inc. was incorporated in the United States.

About Paraguay

Paraguay, located in the heart of South America, is landlocked by Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil. It is the home to almost 7 million people with very diverse, ethnic backgrounds. 
There are 19 First Nations groups, each with their distinct language and culture. The dominant population consists of the Paraguayan mestizo and immigrants from Europe, East Asia, North America, Brazil, and more recently, Arab countries, each with their own language, culture, and  beliefs.  
Spanish and Guarani are the national languages of Paraguay,  both  used interchangeably, though linguistically unrelated. The city Paraguayan tends to only speak Spanish,  while rural farmers may only speak Guarani. 
Paraguay is considered one of the least evangelized countries in South America, which is of deep concern to both the Association of Evangelical Churches and Association of Evangelical Pastors of Paraguay.