Paraguay Asunción North Mission Office Address Av. Santísima Trinidad N° 1280 c/Julio Correa Casilla de Correo 1871 Asuncion
Hermana Hafen is doing well! She has now been in Paraguay for 6 weeks and is loving it! She is loving the missionary life and the opportunity she has had to share the gospel! Here is a few of the things she has shared with us in her emails home:
- We don’t knock or ring doorbells we simply clap, sometimes I clap a tune hahaha
- Every female you greet you greet with 1 kiss on each cheek
- A bollo is like a donut, and this little cart goes around town with a song saying Bollo! Mil a bollo!!!!!
- The currency is in millions
- The siesta time is from 1 to 3 everyday, nobody answers to us, haha, even the dogs have a siesta!
- I’m like the ward pianist, and everyone wants me to teach them so the branch president asked me to do a class on Wednesday nights; soooo I’ll let you know how that goes lol!
This week has been really good! The work is good here in Concepcion! We work out in a place called Redencion a lot. It’s a very poor area, but the people there are just looking for something that brings joy to their life and that’s the gospel! The weather here is like Utah weather. It’s freezing then it’s so hot with the humidity then it’s freezing again!! But it’s all good, except nobody lets you in if it’s cold or they don’t come to church if it’s cold, but Heavenly Father has given me much success these first 5 weeks being in Paraguay! The people here are so accepting and the gospel is such a simple message for all! They really do feel the spirit!!! We met a new girl named Gloria and when we met her, she didn’t tell us until after the lesson, she told us that she’s seen us many times the last 3 weeks and wanted to call after us but didn’t… She was hoping that we would come to her house, and so we did! We just felt like we should go to this certain house and we found her! She’s awesome!
We had my first baptism yesterday. It was supposed to be last Sunday but Liz’s mom didn’t come last Sunday and Liz wanted her there. We postponed the baptism and her mom said she’d come but she didn’t come again this week. Liz said she just wanted to get it done because she’s been waiting!! It did turn out great, though we only had like 9 people there. The best part was when she came up out of the waters of baptism with the biggest smile. It literally brought me to tears!! She was so happy! Afterwards she just kept saying she felt so good! For the closing song we sang her favorite song which is La luz de la verdad. She sang so loud, it was a beautiful baptism and she was happy. I couldn’t even sing the song the spirit was so powerful! We were her first missionaries. She’s grown so much and she’s been so happy with the gospel in her life!
LOVE YOU ALL AND MISS YOU! Thanks for all the emails and support and prayers!