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In October, 1997, my husband Mark and I, decided to move to Ecuador. We settled in Cuenca, the third largest city. It is nestled in a valley surrounded by the Andes Mountain range. It has been an amazing aventure.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Farewell to Donna

Today we had a very happy and a very sad event. Donna, my English study, has made such a miraculous recovery that her doctors sent her home to Salinas. She was to stay at least another two weeks in the hospital. It is wonderful that she is better, but I am sad to lose her as a study. She will continue to study in Salinas with a sister.

The staff of the hospital came to give her a going away party. They brought balloons, streamers, gifts and everyone ate pizza. They even brought music to dance. It was interesting to watch even the doctors get up and dance. Can you imagine that in the USA? I don't think so. Everyone was very nice and they were all wishing her well. It was fun to see. Donna apparently made quite an impression on everyone at the hospital.

Donna promises to keep in touch and we will be communicating by telephone. She says she will leave the difficult questions for me to answer (funny). With tears in her eyes she thanked me for teaching her the Bible and giving her a foundation in the truth. Of course, we know all the thanks goes to Jehovah. I will miss her very much, but I am hoping I will be able to be present at her baptism at the English convention in Guayaquil. That is her goal. Wouldn't that be great? So, I guess is back to business and teaching again in Spanish. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted.


  1. Yep it is sad to see her go but roll on next year when we see her baptised eh? (oh so hope we are there too)

  2. Silly me I went to visit her with flowers in hand and found out she had already gone. Sad to see her go but great that she feels so much better.


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