Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A few photos of our trip

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Well we have settled down a bit - it has been a crazy few days here, buying furniture and other stuff needed for the house but the biggest thing we did is front up to the visa office on Monday morning (we got in line at 7am). Its a funny system here - not sure how they work it out - we finally got inside the building after they had taken our passports and then after some time they announced that we could come back at 10am. This was good cause we needed to get passport photos taken and breakfast. When we got back the guy at the counter checked every paper and probably every word on our application and eventually we were called back up and he pointed out a few errors. One big error was that Aaron had a mistake on his official document saying he had left the country twice and the bloke thought that he would have to go to Quito to get that fixed up - what a pain that would have been - but after Aaron getting a little cross with the guy, he went and asked someone else who said no it was alright. Anyway, we still had to go and get the translation of Amandas birth certificate done again, get it noterized and come back to the office but shock horror -everything was right and our application has been accepted. In about a months time we will have a verdict. Exciting stuff especially for Aaron and Amanda because they have been to that office so many times over the last months sorting stuff out.
We also helped on Monday night in the construction kitchen (our congo has a remodellation of their KH going on) and on the menu was classic kiwi food - bacon and egg pie and custard squares - I think it went down ok but one funny thing is - along with the pie, mashed potatoes and salad - we had to serve up rice. If Ecuadorians don't get rice at every meal they think their world has ended.
The best part of the last view days (apart from the relief of getting our papers in) was that we caught up with our other kids, Chad and Michele. It was awesome to see them but seemed strange when it was time for them to leave and go to their own home - they should be with us still :(

8 comments:

JoAnn P said...

Hi
My name is JoAnn. I am looking for an area to move where they needgreaters..; D I love your Blog. I went to the DR last year to spy out the land and got to help build the Samana KH. Right now my application is in for the Intnl Convs..I put in for Greece and Ecuador. I have been praying for awhile..is there quite a need in Equador still? Thank you

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Elizabeth in Ecuador (de nuevo) said...

Hi JoAnn - nice to "meet" you - what exciting times coming up for you - hope you get to either go to Greece or come to Ecuador. Yes there is still quite a need here - fast growing congos need all the help they can get!

JoAnn P said...

Elizabeth,
I am confused..do you have the dog named Layla? I have a daughter named Layla. Is there a beach area that especially needs help? If I get accepted for Ecuador I would be looking for a place to live etc. I would be moving alone..Thanks for responding and so nice to meet you too.

Elizabeth in Ecuador (de nuevo) said...

No we don't have a dog - so not sure where you got that from :)
As far as coastal areas needing help - I couldn't really tell you but if you came for a visit and checked some areas out, I'm sure you would find your niche. It all depends what you are looking for because you need to be happy in your assignment.

JoAnn P said...

I would be happy anywhere ; ) And I already live by the beach so I get plenty of that. I just thought a nice dip in the ocean once in awhile...haha. Do you know of any JW's in Equador that rent to vacationer's?

Elizabeth in Ecuador (de nuevo) said...

Hey JoAnn - sorry I didn't reply sooner - been down and out with a stomach bug (something that happens frequently here, I am afraid).
Sorry I don't really have any contacts like that but will put feelers out.
Have a good day

JoAnn P said...

Thank you. I hope you feel better.