On the third day of the Paraguay World Camp, in the afternoon, there was a music concert by the Gracias Choir at the Congress General Meeting Assembly Hall.
The music concert was strongly proposed by Senator Herminio Chena to the Chairman of Congress, resulting in a continuation from last year; by performing at the Congress General Meeting Assembly Hall this year. The 120-seat venue was packed with World Camp attendees, congressmen, government officials, and even the President of Congress Jorge Oviedo Matto and Margarita Moselli, the deputy minister of culture, whose attendance we were unsure of, were present and shined in their seats.
Prior to the music concert, during his congratulatory speech Herminio Chena declared, “I wish to give my great gratitude to the youth and to the sponsors of this event. We will continue to develop from here on out. That is why I hope the youth will open their hearts and learn faith through this World Camp. I thank Pastor Ock Soo Park and all of you.”
For the pre-concert performance, the fan dance by the Lincoln House students from Daegu, which displayed the beauty of Korea, amazed the attendees, and through Soprano Hae Mi Choi’s song the music concert by the Gracias Choir began.
Starting from 3:30 P.M, for the next hour the Gracias Choir performed soprano solos, duets, an ensemble, violin and marimba performances, a Korean song called, “The girl who gathers vegetables”, sang “In Paraguay” in Spanish and were applauded tremendously by the attendants for their various songs and performances.
After the performance, Pastor Ock Soo Park said in his congratulatory speech, “When my heart is not confined within myself, but leaves my heart and is sent to another person and his to mine; that is when my heart is joyful and rejoices. Due to this fact, when my heart is flowing I am able to know the other person’s heart, believe in him and will be able to taste his flavor. Everyone, each of you possesses your own unique flavor. When one is able to taste this flavor, then his life will become beautiful and joyful. Though you may be busy, treat people with your heart and I hope that your hearts may then flow. Open your heart. Treat others with your heart. I believe that the blessing of God will overfill in you. I thank all of you.”
After all the performances ended, Pastor Ock Soo Park presented a painting made by stone carvings by artist Kim Ki Chul as a gift to the President of Congress, and he in return gave souvenirs for the 200th anniversary of Paraguay as gifts to him.
As the event ended, the President of Congress asked for the Gracias Choir’s contacts as he wanted to send gifts to all members of the choir for presenting him with such beautiful music as a gift.