Today was a full day, most of which was spent at the Dubberly's church, Noroccidente, where they minister. It began with teaching time. Dan and I sat in on Mike's class, which covered the basic tenants of the Christian faith. I was impressed with this five part series, which was comprehensive and incremental.
They have many newcomers to the church, and most are plugged into the studies early on. They not only lead to a commitment to Christ, but also to baptism. Today, besides the normal service, a report from a missionary from Ecuador, a baptism and the Lord's Supper, the four of us were giving our testimonies. They were to be translated by Mike.
The brothers and sisters at Noroccidente were very open and friendly, so we chatted in small groups during the break. Although we couldn't understand the language, we felt the love and desire to study God's Word throughout the service.
As we waited for Mike to finish his meeting, Kristina, and the four of us took a walk around the neighborhood, which was safe during the day, but not so at night. The church is about a 45 minute walk from their home, so, on occasion, when they don't have a car, they have an alternative.
Arriving home after 2pm, the ladies worked together to prepare Sunday dinner. Since their Internet has not been working, Dan, Mike and I drove to a friend's home to use the WiFi there. It was so gracious of them! We stayed about an hour, which was sufficient to upload our mail and send off my journal photos and entries. Back at home, we watched 'The Tales of Avonlea' which was a continuation of the 'Anne of Green Gables' series. It's one of the Dubberly's favorites, and was given to them by a missionary friend at Christmas and birthdays.
We were all exhausted, so, after the film, we had a small snack, and headed for bed!