Sadly Aaron could not be in the Kiwi photo as he was on security -
here he is looking very sad and lonely.
The sister in the photo who has obviously just been baptised is Donna, who last year came to Cuenca for an operation on her neck. She has a brother serving down here and came to live near him. Sadly she had a terrible accident and nearly died but the witnesses looked after her so well that she decided to look into the bible. I was priviledged to go on some of her studies while she was recuperating here and it was a real joy to see she had progressed to baptism. As you can imagine there is not too many that get baptised here (at the english convention) and those that do are usually younger ones of families serving here, so the applause when this sister stood up was thunderous. A buzz for everyone.
I cannot stress enough how upbuilding this particular convention is (the information is awesome and you will love it too, but I am really refering to the needgreaters english convention). We get to meet so many different people and they all have a story to tell about why or how they are here. We finally got to meet Tony Pratt, who many of you will know, and he was great to talk to. The other amazing thing is that all the speakers are incredibly easy to listen to - not that I am saying ours in NZ aren't but these guys are either missioneries, circuit overseers or Bethel brothers so the caliber of their talks is pretty awesome.
After being in the kitchen and construction so long, it really was just what we needed. We have come back with a new zeal - ready and rearing to go again. Sadly we still have a couple of days left of work before we can get out in the field again - but all good things come to those who wait eh?