Then on Sunday - it was voting day in Ecuador and everything gets cancelled including the meetings and field service. So we were invited along to go for a picnic with Mark and Becky and the Rulla family. It was a beautiful day and we all thoroughly enjoyed being out of the city. After eating a scrumptious lunch (southern fried chicken is delicious) we walked along the river, over a swing bridge and then back again - all the while taking silly photos or as Doug would say - NZ type photos- hah, he was the one that found the tiolet seat and put his face through it! Of course I had not check my batteries on my camera and I missed out on some good shots but hopefully I can beg,steal or borrow some one elses. We got home at around 6.30ish and Mark and Becky and Nicole (a young sister staying here from Los Vagas, who incidently her parents are at the moment hosting John and Loraine Wills in LV - small world) stayed for dinner which was a nice end to the day.
Mark has the talk this coming weekend - no he hasn't progressed that fast - it's at the English meeting and as it is his first talk in six months he will have to do some serious practice - not just wing it like he was able to do in NZ. He has a bit of a following coming to listen to him as it may be the only talk he gives in South America before we go back to NZ in Feburary. I'm sure he will do fine, only thing is he will have to speak very slowly because a lot of Spanish speaking brothers come as they are learning english.Will let you know how it goes.