Well for starters, one thing I haven´t mentioned yet is that on thursday night my group of friends threw a HUGE suprise party for Nadia! We all went out to one of the hippest restaurants in Quito, Boca del Lobo, and dressed up. Then a few of the girls went back to nadia´s house for a bit while the rest of us ¨went home¨ to do whatever excuses we could come up with. It took a lot of planning but it went so well! We held it at Heather´s ecua-mom´s workplace, which probably sounds strange but it was a really sweet place to have it. Nadia was so suprised and we had a great night – about 30 or so people came so that was awesome!
Friday and Saturday I went on a retreat with my church. There´s a lot to say about it… it was really intense. Let´s just say the format´s pretty different than like 3 messages and free time. It only lasted for a little over a day and there was 20 ours of powerpoint presentations on different spiritual topics (i.e., armor of God, pride, generational curses, sexual purity…etc), mostly geared towards brand-new Christians. It was really neat though to see about 100 teenage girls just going after God with everything they had. They weren´t there to socialize…they were so attentive when I was feeling really ADD. The weekend made me think about a lot of things. Why does it seem sometimes like new christians can come to God so much more easily than someone like me who has been a Christian my whole life practically? It also made me realize how blessed I am. There is a lot more to tell….but I will have to talk a little later because i am on skype with aaron!!!! my favorite!!!