10 de Agosto Holidays Travelogue (? – because we didn’t really travel.. haha) Part 2
Sunday 9 August 2009
When Singapore was celebrating its 44th birthday, halfway around the world, Ecuador was celebrating its 200th year of Independence! Woohoo~!
Luis had told us that during this hols, you could go visit all the museums in the Centro FREE! Zero entrance fee. 🙂 But ST and I were feeling a little lazy that day so we spent the day resting and reading. We also took the chance to visit another church to learn from them. The church is called Dios es Fiel (God is faithful) and they’ve grown to 1000 pax in 3 years! Praise Jesus! The service was pretty good, teachings were sound and we enjoyed receiving the Word of God (our first time in Spanish at an Ecuadorian church) and entering the presence of God! There were quite some things we could learn from them, including preaching and leading praise and worship as they have quite a developed team already. We also took the chance to speak to the pastor and ask for advice. 🙂 Thank God for the experience and encouragement!
On our way to the church, we caught a little of the celebrations along Av. Rio Amazonas. one of the main streets here in Quito. They had closed off one part of the road and set up stage. The entire day, they had performances. I mean the entire day, from morning till nighttime 9 or 10pm (we could hear them still at night!) and that is quite rare because usually in Quito, we don’t see much night activities. It can be pretty cold and at times dangerous. But 200 years is a great cause for celebration. 🙂
There were street stalls and dancers and singers and check out the pics below, there were also some young graffiti artists spray-painting the wall of Eugenio Espejo Building (the govt dept that sponsored the celebration at Av. Amazonas). Beautiful art. 🙂
May more and more people in Ecuador seek the Lord and God bless Ecuador towards economic progress, political maturity and purity, strengthened family and marital ties (protect the family unit) and being a better, more stable, joy-filled nation!