What happened next

So I kind of left our last blog on a cliffhanger. I have been getting many messages for people eager for the next installment. Sorry to make all of you wait so long, we have been gearing up for our return to the states. Now that everyone is nice and eager, hopefully this isn’t disappointing.
Serving in an unfamiliar place, with an unfamiliar language, and an unfamiliar culture can be difficult as many of you know. A nice vacation can be very refreshing, and in our case it was. But the following week we returned to Cuenca for an English Circuit Assembly. Elena and I have been serving in a foreign language so long sometime we forget how much we need our own language! The program was absolutely amazing, it’s amazing how Jehovah provides at the right time. The assembly really focused on the benefit of Gods word. Study and bible reading is a constant struggle for me, but this assembly really gave me some great ideas as to how to make this more enjoyable, and more regular.
We also really enjoyed seeing all the other need greaters here, and it was a reminder that we are not alone. There are so many others that have sacrificed so much to be in a place where they can spread the good news more fully. It’s a great shot in the arm to see them all, hear there talks and experiences, and interact with them during the intermission. We were privileged to meet several friends that had read our blog and been influenced by it, and were now here in Ecuador! Thanks so much to all of you that keep reading, and for the positive feedback. We plan to keep this blog going once back in the states, and have plans for future blogs, so stay tuned!

The lesson for us came in going to this assembly immediately after our vacation that was so refreshing. We found that after both these events, the most refreshing was having a spiritual feast in the language of our hearts. We work so hard to bring others the message in the language of their hearts, we forget how important it is that we all get fed occasionally in our language. Between theses two events we were ready for our final few months in Ecuador. After this it was hard to think of leaving, but the law is the law.

At the Assembly Hall in Cuenca

At the Assembly Hall in Cuenca










6 thoughts on “What happened next

  1. Thanks so much for the encouragement!!!!!! I’m trying to find out all I can about our brothers who are serving in foreign lands, as that is my goal too. You’ve been so helpful, I’m ready to go! Keep up the good work!

  2. Hello Elene & Jeremy, we stumbled upon your blog while researching Equador as a place to go for the Convention. This has been very encouraging. You have sold us on Equador as a place to check out. It is obvious that you are a very spiritual couple. We are a retired couple who are exploring avenues to expand our ministry. Numbers 6:24-26. Jeri & Stew

    • Thanks for your interest in our blog! We have now returned to the states for a while, but if you have any questions, or are looking for contacts down there, please let us know, and we will be happy to help you out!
      Jeremy and Elena

      • Hi Jeremy and Elena,
        Thank you for your kindness. We were wondering if there’s a real need in Ecuador? The reason we are asking is because the Publisher to Population ratio is 1 to 187 In this year’s Yearbook. In the Spanish or English language ministry? And/or a need in the congregations? We are thinking about attending the English Regional Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Ecuador this year beginning July 31st. We are retired and would like to do more for Jehovah.
        Sincerely, Jeri and Stew

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