Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Circuit Assembly

We had an AWESOME Circuit Assembly this weekend! Even though it was technically the third time that I had heard it (and my head was still a little foggy from my never-ending sickness)...it still was wonderful! The baptism was the highlight, especially for our congregation. Out of the 18 baptized, 9 of them were from our congregation! The amazing thing is that only one of them was a young person who had been raised in the truth. The other 8 have studied and come into the truth right out of the territory! It was just such a wonderful day...we are so proud of all of them and their efforts. Nataly and Gonzolo, of course, were among those baptized...(I do have to say I will miss being able to count my time when they ask us their many Bible questions!) haha

What a wonderful program! They mentioned some statistics for the circuit. Cuenca recently formed a new circuit, so we lost some congregations. We have 8 congregations on our side, and our attendance was close to 1200. We have 150 pioneers in the circuit this year and have 3 new isolated groups. One of the groups has been having so much growth it is about to become a new congregation! It really gives new meaning to the talks where they stress that there is still so much more work to do in the territory. There are still people coming into the truth! So, keep up the good work in your respective congregations....

I put together a little video of some of the highlights of the weekend! Sorry, I didn't take as many pictures as usual because I was still feeling a little under the weather....
We miss you all very much and hope that you are all doing well.


3 comments:

Gringitos said...

Michele - that brought tears to my eyes - we so wish we could have been there especially for the baptism. How cool to see all our lot in the front row!
Hope you are feeling better now Chica - it's only 4 days till you are to be the hostess with the mostest! See you soon
xxx

mominlebanon said...

I'm so glad that you got that on video, not only because it was encouraging to us in the U.S., but also because it will encourage you for many years to come. You are acquiring wonderful memories that will be precious to you forever.

Lisa said...

How many C.O.'s in the U.S. play "round the world" with a YOYO after the assembly with your kids? By the way, the Ethan did not take the yoyo to the assembly, it was a gift from another gringo brother. His OCD dad would have killed him if he had taken a yoyo to the asamblea!