My trip to Paraguay was a total success. My leader Layne and I had been planning to surprise our YWAM team in Paraguay since November. It took everything within me to make sure it stayed a secret and we were victorious!  I arrived in Asuncion (the capital) on February 25th, a day before my team arrived. I made sure I was all rested up and fully ready to surprise my team when they arrived later on the afternoon of the 26th.  
Seeing the team was amazing. They were so shocked and after all the hugging, I was happy and satisfied. The next couple of days were a whirl of catching up, playing games, and celebrating Eric's birthday. Then we ended up on a 7.5 hour bus ride to a village where we stayed for the rest of the week.  It was awesome and I enjoyed all of it.  The people in the community we stayed in were so welcoming and loving.  We spent a lot of time with them, especially the kids, and I love the memories I now have there.  Enjoy these snapshots of our time in the village!!

Hannah Johnson

Spokane, Washington