Sixth Bethel visit
Laura and I teamed up to bring our Bible students, Yanyan and Yayan ( no they are not twins or even related, just similar names) to Bethel.
We were given a good tour by Darya, a sister from our hall. I think the girls were impressed that all the expenses to maintain Bethel came from donations.
Random facts to impress some people....
For those of you who have never been to New York Bethel, here are 2 stats about the Argentina Bethel:
# of magazines printed per hour: 32,000
Tons of literature distributed from the branch: 120 each month
If you haven't noticed already, I've been trying to cultivate an interest in statistics and numbers....ok, so 2 pieces of stats is not a lot but it's a start.
First Argentinian wedding
Finally, a chance to witness an Argentinian-style union! Analaura, a lovely sister in our congregation, married Ariel, a nice guy (yes it is a common guy's name not inspired by little mermaid). Since the wedding reception was 2 hours by bus away from Buenos Aires, we stayed with our friends near the hall of the wedding.
Yes, of course, I had to do something a bit different for the wedding. This time, my dear roommate Christine took on the task of making my hair into an updo. She also helped me put on fake eyelashes. Yes, I did feel like quite a Barbie!
|Makeover artist & awesome roommate|
|All the Single Ladies...except the one on the left and the one in the pink dress!|
The week before the wedding, Christine and I, plus another sister, volunteered to make 200 cupcakes for the guests at the wedding reception. The funny thing is, our oven could only fit 6 cupcakes at a time, so we were up until pretty late making those cupcakes. By Friday night, we were quite tired of all the butter and sugar flavor from the endless taste tests to perfect the frosting...
|Headline: Computer geek turns to expert cupcake froster!|
Lomas de Zamora
The day after the wedding, I stayed to hang out with the Lomas congregation, the only other Chinese congregation in Argentina. It was a very warm congregation of 40 publishers, mostly language learners. After the meeting, almost everyone went out for ice cream.