Noe and Keila Hernandez

Serving in Paraguay


We are Noe and Keila Hernandez and we are living and serving in Paraguay along with our children Magdalena (11), Santiago (10), and Eden (6). We love good coffee, good movies and good conversation. Our daughter Magdalena (Lena) is a budding artist and can often be found drawing in her notebooks. Santiago enjoys soccer, the Green Bay Packers, and is only sitting still when it is his turn to play on the iPad! Eden is a goofy girl and loves following her big sister and brother.

A native of Mexico, Noe grew up in a Catholic home and as a teenager moved to the United States with his family. At the age of 17 Noe gave his life to the Lord and felt a call to full time ministry. Keila grew up on a farm in Iowa and gave her life to the Lord when she was 10 years old through the ministry of a Christian radio station.

Both attended Crown College and were married in 2003. From 2005-2013 they worked in church planting and Hispanic ministries in Ottumwa, IA. Missions has always been something close to their hearts and in October of 2012 they began to sense God's leading down to path towards international ministry.

1. Pray for our family as we prepare for our year of home assignment. Our first term is drawing to a close and it is a bitter-sweet time. We will be returning to Iowa on May 15th and we want to finish well. Pray as we sort, pack, move out of our home, say goodbyes, and transition out of Paraguay ministries. Pray especially for our kids, they are excited to be in Iowa, but sad to leave friends behind. Pray also for smooth travel.

2. Praise the Lord for Luis and Olga Felipa who joined our team in January. Pray for a fruitful ministry in Paraguay. They have been a great blessing to us even in the short time they have been here so far.

3. Continue to pray for our friend "K" who began a relationship with Jesus several months ago and was just baptized this past month! Pray for her as she grows in her faith and that she would be surrounded by others who will encourage and support her. She has a hunger to grow and go deeper and also to share her new faith. Pray that she will be strong and courageous!

4. Pray for Lidia, Caro, and Zunilda. They are curious and have questions about evangelical Christian faith. Pray that God would bring people into their lives that will point them towards Jesus especially while we are away.

5. Praise God that we had a wonderful pastors' retreat in April! Continue to pray for the Mi Esperanza church, and also for the other national churches and pastors. Pray also for several Paraguayans who feel called to ministry and are pursuing training.

6. Pray for our other teammates Carlos and Lily Saavedra who are working in the Mi Esperanza church, and for Bob and Joy Brougher who will be returning from their home assignment in July.

Thank you for praying for us!!!


The Hernandez Family

Thank you so much for your prayers! If you would like to help with our ministry financially you may easily do so through this webpage. To the right you will find a few different accounts to which you can contribute. Right now our need is towards our work account. This money will be used for our ministries here in Paraguay. Thank you so much to those of you who support us in this way!



Updated: May 01, 2017

Children's Names
Home Assignment
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1109 Nebraska
Essex, IA 51638

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