Friday, April 4, 2014

Hey hey - yes I am back, I know it's been awhile since my last entry, sorry about that, but as I mentioned in the last post, our life has been a bit hectic. Things are certainly a lot quieter with only 3 of us in the house - it does mean though that we have a spare bedroom with attached bathroom, should anyone be requiring accommodation - long term or short term. The room has a double bed and single bed so room for 3 and at the moment with Amanda gone, we have more space available if needed. You can contact us via the email contact request on the sidebar.

One thing that has been taking up my time too lately is I a,m now a working woman. I got a job teaching English online for a German company - Lingoda. It was a bit nerve racking to start off with but having had years of training talking to all and sundry, it hasn't taken me long to get into the swing of things. It's nice to be bringing some money in for a change - now I can keep Mark in the style he is accustomed to!

Laundry day - brrrrh!
Reporting on our little Chinese group - for awhile there, with everyone leaving - it was looking very sad! But Damaris found a lovely couple from Taiwan that have started studying and they are coming to meetings regularly along with their daughter and last night another girl. The couple met this family from Hong Kong and so told them about the meetings, so they brought the daughter with them to show them where the KH was - so we may even have that family attending. So exciting for us and gives me more motivation to learn this difficult language (gives me hope too the experience in last weeks WT about the 65 year olds learning it).

Talk about airing your dirty(or in this case clean) laundry

So yesterday when I was coming home from the dentist and the bus whizzed past the stop without picking me up (this happens a lot - the driver just looks the other way if he doesn't feel like stopping) - I decided I had better walk a little way to the next stop and it was actually really nice. Sometimes with the busy life we lead and everything becomes part of every day life - you forget to look around and enjoy the different culture here. So these are just a few photos from my amble along the river bank. Enjoy!

Obligatory drunk guy

Selling their wares

Gotta say - you have to be
 really strong to be able to wheelbarrow a load of fruit around all day! Take my hat off to them!


Normag said...

Thank you for your contribution. My husband & I have made it a matter of prayer to serve where there is a greater need. We watched the societies video Good news to every nation tribe & tongue. Last weeks study encouraging the 50+ friends. How can we say no to Jehovah when He has done so much for us.

Elizabeth in Ecuador (de nuevo) said...

How very true Normag - that was what we thought when we made this move - Jehovah has given us so much and of course will give us so much more in the future so stepping out of the comfort zone is one way of showing our appreciation. Thank you for your comment.
All the best for your plans to serve where the need is great!

Lynne said...

Funny the bus driver ignored you! On Tuesday I tried to get a taxi to bring me home - seven (7!) said no and whizzed off - they don't want to get stuck in the traffic out our way! I won't even think about taking a bus - they are death traps on wheels here.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Elizabeth!
Found your blog by chance and I like to read your experiences. We're a family of 5 serving in PerĂº. I'd like to know more about your job at Lingoda... and tried to sent you a message but it wouldn't work. Would you be so kind as to contact me? Thanks, may Jehovah continue blessing your service. Mary Carmen