Wednesday, February 2, 2011
End of Spanish Lessons - what are we to do on Friday Mornings now?
So very sad we have finished our weekly lessons with Carl, Bill and Silvio. We were very priviledged to be in this class and we enjoyed it immensly. Everyone came back to our house after the graduation and we had a lovely afternoon together - the food that came in our front door was amazing. We will miss our time with the class. It was awesome getting to know other gringos from different parts of the world. We had people from Aussie, Canada- english speaking and French, England, USA, Germany, and of course New Zealand. How great Jehovah's organization is - such a big worldwide family. The video is in two parts - cause it is a little longer than other ones I have done.
I have also put a little video taken of Amanda's composition. She did really well and it amazes me how fast she is learning this language. How on earth the brain can switch from English to Chinese and then to Spanish so fast amazes me. I am sure my brain wouldn't be able to do it! She is doing so very well in this country.
I would like to take this opportunity to give a little needgreater plug. Amanda just had her Pioneer meeting as you know and some of the stats mentioned in that meeting are very interesting. There are 1700 Publishers - you have to know that means at least 3000 are attending the meetings. They had 177 new publishers this year with 48 baptised. Now with that many attending the meetings - it means a lot of work for the elders right? Guess how many there are in that circuit? No doubt you are coming up with a number like 150 - 200 but no there are only 37 - proving what a great need there is for reasponsible brothers. Carl and Bill mentioned they are hoping to have another language class in September - so if you are thinking of being a needgreater but it's the language thing that is holding you back - don't let it! Get yourself over here!