Monday, November 2, 2009

Weekend in Guayaquil

Well we had a good time even though I felt pretty rotten. Turned out that I stayed at the hotel - not so bad really, the bed was about 10 foot wide and very comfortable! It meant I was able to tune into the program in Australia for Aaron's graduation so I was pretty happy with how it turned out.
Sunday - I was still sick but determined to be amongst the biggest crowd I have ever been in (witnesses that is) to listen to the special talk given by Brother Guy Pierce of the Governing Body. What an awesome experience - we sure felt quite humbled by it all. Of course we didn't know too many people but that didn't matter - everyone is your friend in the truth eh?
Loved the point Brother Pierce made about when we are talking to characters of old in the new world - they will be asking us lots of questions about what it was like living in these last days.
He said they won't be asking us how much money we had in the bank or mundane stuff like that - but what we did to help people learn the truth, will be more interesting to them. Food for thought!
After we got back from the stadium - after having walked for about 4ks looking for a taxi (which I have to say I was scared about taking as we are always warned by the branch not to flag taxi's down in the street because there are pirates among them and they will rob you)- we thankfully had a late checkout at the hotel and could have a much needed cold shower. Guayaquil humidity is a killer!
We didn't get home till about 9pm which made it a long day. I am home today because I think it set me back a bit and I have now just about lost my voice. Problem for no one but me!!


The Kinlocher's said...

well done you

AJ and Jordanne said...

I'm so sorry that you got sick ~ a real bummer for the big weekend. But it sounds like you had a great time regardless!
Congrats on Aaron - you two set a fine example for your children, and they follow it well!

Amanda said...

Wow 40000 that would have been very moving. What an experience to treasure.

Jeff and Meli said...

Hi Beth you don't know us but we are friends of Chad and Michelle we know them from P.A. We are serving as need greaters in Krabi Thailand in the Thai Congregation starting a sign group.We just wanted to say that you guys are great example and your blog rocks!!oh did Aaron guaduate M.T.S?

Elizabeth in Ecuador said...

Hey Jeff and Meli - nice to meet you. (We had heard about you from our roomies of course).
Thank you for your nice comments and yes Aaron did graduate MTS - he has an assignment in a small town of 5,000 people (not sure on how big the congo is but I am picking it's not huge). He is looking forward to it.
Keep up the good work in Thailand!

AJ and Jordanne - thanks to you too for your kind comments but our kids really have done this themselves - we've followed their examples!

Sara aka Jasmine said...

Thank you so much for that video beth. I got the chills just watching that..i cant believe what it would actually be like being there. Thanks again for always blogging about all the wonderful experiences happening there. :)

The Scottys said...

WOW didnt realise how much reading I have missed out on.
Been a very busy 2 weeks for us here BUT what an awesome lots of reading on your blog
Love the new song you had in your video beth and yes what an excellent organization we belong too.
My goodness looks as though you both are totally part of ecuador!!
So glad you got to enjoy the HUGE bed.
look forwrd to seeing you at the end of the month.