Monday, February 22, 2016

Here's an opportunity you can't refuse!

 This beautiful house  in the country is available rent from April 3rd - August 3rd. If you are wanting to have a taste of need greater life, then this is your chance!
45 minutes by bus to Cuenca, which leaves several times throughout the day and will only cost you 75cents per person, This bus also passes the KH for service and meetings. 

 Everything is included in the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house including washer, TV, internet. If you are a dog lover - there is even the cute  family dog included (but this is optional).

The couple who own this house sadly have to go back to the States unexpectedly so they are hoping someone will come, not only to look after the house, but also to help in the group they serve in. There are 20 publishers in this group with 40 attending the meetings so they are sad to have to leave them and would love another couple or family to take their place for a little while. Of course  knowing Spanish would be preferable but maybe it is a chance for someone to start off their learning of another language goal.

For more details please email Maria in

Best life ever!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

We're on the move again

...But we are not going far. 

We are going to move house - going just around the corner. Sadly we are losing some friends from our cong that have to go back home to the States and the only good thing about them leaving is we get to have their house.

In the meantime - I have just opened an etsy shop. I made a few of these notebook covers for various grandies and friends, so I thought it may be a way of earning a few extra bucks to help us out financially. Check it out if you are feeling crafty.

I am working on some other patterns and will be posting soon.

Have a good one!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Rooms to rent ;-)

 So it's been awhile huh? I'm afraid so much has gone on this year and now that I am working - it's really really hard to get time to sit down and write. If you still want to follow our lives though (our very boring lives) - you can request to follow us on Instagram. Our user name is marcosybet. Anyway, occasionally I will get a request for photos of the room we have to rent - so this is it!
Bathroom - be warned, it has an electric shower!

View from the window
Also we have friends about to go back to the States for 3 months. Anyway seeking a place to lay their weary heads from September to November - check this out:

You can contact me, via the contact request, should you require details.
Have a great day!

Friday, November 21, 2014

International and Regional Convention of Jehovahs Witnesses 2014

I never got around to making a video of our awesome time in Houston - found this on YOUTUBE and it shows the awesome time we had. Brought back some wonderful memories!

Friday, September 26, 2014

I am so busy these days - with work, witnessing and siesta's that I really don't get a lot of time to write, so let me start off with saying a big sorry to my followers and if you are still reading this - Thanks for being patient.

One thing that is a little hard to get used to here is being stared at - it used to happen more than it does now, as Cuenca has a large Gringo population now, but right from the word go - I decided, well if they are going to stare they might as well say hola to me to. So that is my mission, when I am out and about, to get as many to smile back at me as possible. That sometimes leads to people (men) making inappropriate comments and I have had to become more cautious with whom I  smile at.

Today, though, a lady cracked me up by grabbing my hands and saying - "Why have you grown so tall"!- I could hardly respond for laughing but I finally got out - "Soy Gringa!". Yesterday, while walking home with a couple of bags of groceries. a lady insisted I come inside her house - she wanted me to see that she had a massage table and I was to tell my friends! 

The best times though are when they start talking about you, not realizing we are understanding everything that is being said now. I love to just turn to Mark and say something quite complicated in Spanish - and watch the culprits turn red.

That's it from me - hope it doesn't take another 3 months to write again. :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Chinese Group with the CO's (we had two last week visiting) and their wives.
Sweet spot for Public witnessing - since then it has been changed to another spot because the authorities weren't too happy with us being on the footpath. Now we have it at in front of a sisters house - but still having lots of success.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Love these videos

This little fellow (he's probably 4 years old) was with me the other day and after the kids had watched the videos - he proceeds to get out his Bible Stories book to show them - he even pointed out the right story ie Creation - after they watched the Caleb video on the same subject.
What a wonderful tool we now have in the ministry - I just absolutely love the Sophia and Caleb videos for the kids - they enthrall the young ones (which is always nice as it gives us a chance to talk to their parents in peace). I have a number of little ones that get excited to see not only new episodes, but also re-watch all  the others they have seen.
Also loving them for my adult studies. The "What happens at Kingdom Halls" video has been very useful on getting them interested in coming to the meetings. Of course getting them interested and it actually happen is a different story. - something always seems to get in the way.