We had an excellent Sabbath. Fernando picked us up at our hotel in the morning to take us to church. He had already taken his wife to the church salon as she had things to drop off at the salon, and there would not be room for all of it and us in the car.
We got there early as we wanted to fellowship with as many people as possible
We had a full house at services with 71 people. I think every chair was filled, and there were several people not there. One lady that I met was a co-worker of one of the members, and this was the first time she had come to church. I played my flute with the hymns. Doing this always helps me to be more relaxed when I play special music. I get the nerves out of the way during the first hymn.
I chose a piece of music that I knew and Noé was going to play the guitar with it
The Guatemala City Choir sang a church hymn for special music as well. They usually have two pieces of special music every Sabbath. There were about 15 in the choir.
Scott gave a sermon on Intercessory Prayer. It was well received by the brethren. The most important part is they said they could understand the message and were able to take something home with themselves.
After services, we had coffee and tostados. We stayed around until almost everyone was gone. Then Francisco took us to a restaurant near our hotel, where we could eat with Francisco, Hilda, Werner, Saul Noemi, Saul, Jr
Fredy is a recent graduate of university. He told us about how he got his job as a physicist with the government. It is a good paying job, and even though he only had the job for three months when he asked time off for the Feast, he was given permission for all the days. When he returned from the Feast, he was given a promotion with more learning opportunities. He said that God has really blessed him.
We were very tired after our long day. We returned to the room to rest and pack. After some time, we had a banana for a snack before bedtime as we were full from a late lunch.
A Sabbath to Savor
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Guatemala City, Western Highlands, Guatemala