Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sorry I haven't posted for awhile!

Hi everyone - just a brief update to let you know we are still alive and kicking! We have an internet problem back at the farm where we are living so I have not been able to sign on for awhile. It won't be fixed until my techie son comes through from Taumauranui next week (hope he doesn't charge us mileage). In the meantime I have a few minutes while waiting at my Mums place to be picked up to go on another study so hear I am.
We have been just busy in the ministry this week (having had the CO last week which was very encouraging) and I have to say we are having quite a good time. People are really concerned with the problems of the world that they are opening up and allowing us to explain things from the bibles point of view. I have had two very good return visits this week that are definite potential studies so feeling very pleased about that. Also went to see an Argentinian lady the other day ( I used to call on her before we really learned any Spanish) and she was with a friend talking about how she knows her folks are in heaven - what magazine did I have in my hand - yep you guessed it "Do all good people go to heaven" We also made arrangements to go back and go through the chapters in the Que Ensena Book on what happens to the dead. By the way did I say that this was all in spanish? It was great to speak it again and what I really liked was that I understood them both!
Today I have been with a young pioneer on her study with a Philippino lady and it ended up being very emotional because she explained that she is here away from her 3 young children and husband because of the political situation in her country. Seems that people just disappear if they don't buckle under to the regime and it was quite eye opening. This world sure is screwed up in a big way - roll on the new system!
Anyway that's it from me - no word on the house selling but I really feel that Jehovah will make things work for us when the time is right. He sees the big picture after all and all we have to worry about is keeping busy in the ministry here. Still I can't wait to get back to Ecuador and our life there so maybe I just have to learn more patience. Hasta proxima vez!


Chad and Michele said...

Excuse me, but don't get too comfortable there in good 'ole NZ...we are missing you terribly here! Just kidding. Glad you are having some success in the ministry and practicing your spanish!

Chad and Michele said...

Just to clarify, I was kidding about not getting too comfortable, not about missing you terribly! hahaha

The Haines Family said...

Hi, people keep asking us "when are Mark and Beth coming back?" So you are not the only one that misses your life here in Ecuador, everyone misses you living it :)
Your right, Jehovah sees the big picture and everything will work out at the right time.
Miss ya

dwak said...

So good to hear from you guys. Thanks for the updates and nice experiences! Sounds like you're making the most of your time back home. Enjoy it! Miss you guys!