Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Memorial!!!!

Hey guys! Sorry I haven't been around, we have been without internet for about a week now. Doug has a portable internet device that he let us borrow, but we have been trying not to use it too much since there is a monthly limit! Hopefully things will be back online soon! But, just wanted to let you know that we had a record 443 at our memorial last night! We were super impressed last year when we had 350!! And now almost 100 more! There were so any people that I met that had come for the first time and were really nice! Too bad they were each already studying...I was hoping to score a new bible student or two!!!! Bummer! hahaha

Poor Doug lost his voice, so Chad had to pinch-hit at the last minute...he had only a few hours notice to practice the talk! You could definitely tell that his nerves were worse than usual (I don't understand why with only 443 pairs of eyes staring back at him), but he did well, and he didn't spill the wine, or forget to pray before passing the emblems, so all in all it was a success!...

Hope to be back online in a few days...missing you all!

8 comments:

papabear said...

hi michele and chad-grt to hear you did good on the talk son. so glad to hear of your great attendance, we at jersey shore PA had 108 in attendance with 55 publisher. many new ones too. miss
both you and miss the friends in Educador also.hope to visit soon.

Aggidio - JoAnn said...

Wow 443 is amazing!!! Awesome job on giving the talk Chad! Aggidio was super nervous when he gave that talk a few years ago - and he gave it in english with months to prepare! I am so glad I'm a girl and don't have to do that kind of stuff. haha!

Miss you! :)

mominlebanon said...

I can't think of anything that would make me more nervous than giving a Memorial talk in ENGLISH, let alone another language. Hurray for Chad! We had 167 at ours, which was about the same as last year, but we had the late shift this year...at 8:45, so some were unable to attend ours and went to the early meeting at 7:15. Thanks for the update...we were wondering...

Marlene said...

It's great to hear experiences from other places! Our congregation had a total of 235 with many special-edition Wathctowers handed out to those interested persons.

AJ and Jordanne said...

Go Chad!!! That is an amazing accomplishment, congratulations!!!

We had 226 (our typical meeting attendance is 130/140)...not too shabby, though we're no BaƱos ;)

Keep up the excellent work!!!!

Elizabeth NOT in Ecuador said...

Awesome Chad but we were so sad that there wasn't 445 in attendance - if only we could have been there to make that number!
No internet aye - did the wires burn out again? No wonder I have not been able to catch you online so we can have a chat. Been needing a dose of Michele's laugh to cheer me up! Never mind - let's hope we can hear the real thing in person soon.
Missing you guys - can't wait to get back!

Aaron said...

Good stuff Chad. glad you guys still there. keep on keepin on!

Aaron said...

Ok where is your internet connection? have not seen any update for nearly a month!