Culture Shock Chronicles

Journal Entry #8 – “Business, but not quite as usual.” We certainly haven’t wasted any time since we have been here! We had a team meeting with the missionaries who have already been serving here in Paraguay. They filled us in on several things happening with the work, then each of them volunteered to help us with items needed for our transitional process. We are so thankful to have brethren who have previous missionary experience. We began by applying for cell phones and submitting papers for transferring ownership of the vehicle we purchased. We also started looking around for places to rent. It may look like “business as usual,” but things operate quite differently here. The key element: time perspective. We Americans may be in hurry to get things done, but the Paraguayans are not in a hurry to do anything. I am going to chalk this up as “Adjustment #1.”

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