|A quick shot right beforehand in the backyard. Shelina went to 1 location in Masaya while Jocelyn and I went to another to listen to the tie-in of the meeting.|
|Not sure if you can see it, but here's us in the entrance to the high school looking at a projector screen up on the platform. The picture was not great and the video went in and out quite a few times, but I think we got the highlights at least :)|
One of the most interesting things Bro.Losch mentioned had to do with our associates. Here in Nicaragua, kids have the exact same class from kindergarten until they finish, so they become VERY close with their schoolmates often considering them lifelong friends. Also, it's no big deal to let your kids loose with all the other neighborhood kids to play everyday...it's just part of being "neighborly." Anyway, Bro.Losch mentioned that we have "classmates, workmates, and neighbors, but they are just that; they are NOT our friends." He also mentioned that since we would never have "intimate friendship" with someone who was not Jehovah's friends, we wouldn't promote that in our children either by sending them out to make friends with neighborhood children. I felt those were points that could really help us here.
In total, we had almost a million in attendance between Mexico and all the Central American tie-in locations. I'm hoping we get another meeting next year :)