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(this was supposed to post Thursday, April 5.  sorry for the delay.)

How do you measure what makes a man great?

Is it his power, wealth, physical abilities, intelligence, contribution to society?

There are miles and miles of history books filled with stories of great people.

One historian, H. G. Wells said a man’s greatness can be measured by “what he leaves to grow and whether he started others to think along fresh lines with a vigor that persisted after him.”  Wells was not a Christian but he acknowledged, “By this test Jesus stands first.

Jesus did not just teach the importance of showing love, he demonstrated by his own life.  “Just as I have loved you, you also love one another.”  (John 13:34)

He also said that the way to salvation is open to “everyone exercising faith in him.”  (John 3:16)

People of all different backgrounds are curious about Jesus and have varying opinions of who he really was.  This article (starting on page 4) takes questions about him into consideration.  (the link is a PDF file)

  • Was Jesus really a historical person?
  • Is Jesus actually God?
  • Was Jesus just a good man?
  • Was Jesus the promised Messiah?
  • Can we really believe that Jesus was resurrected from the dead?
  • Do the answers to these questions really matter?

I enjoyed it and I hope you do too.

Today is the annual commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ.  It is a special event observed by congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide.

The Witnesses consider this occasion, known as the Lord’s Evening Meal or the Lord’s Supper, to be the most important event of the year. The ceremonial observance conforms to the description in the Gospel accounts of a special meal instituted by Jesus Christ that would become the model for memorializing his death annually.  Last year, 19,374,737 people attended in 236 countries.

There are 114 million people that live here in Mexico.  Last year, 2 million of them attended this special event.  The Kingdom Hall we go to has 2 Spanish congregations and 1 English.  The 2 Spanish congregations have a combined number of 185 witnesses.  They had over 600 at their Memorial!

Here is how our day went…

Picking bird of paradise flowers for the bouquets

Picking up the ginger flowers & vases & other flowers to make bouquets

While in the plaza we bumped into brothers & sisters from the local Spanish congregation inviting people to the Memorial

Picking out some perfect calla lilies

Getting down to business

Our little Kingdom Hall is all ready

PS- Finding flowers to make arrangements with here in Mexico was NOT as easy as one might think.  But I think the end result came out quite nicely.  We made 2 arrangements and a single vase.  (note:  all these flowers cost less than $20 -pretty cool)

And here are our annual family photos taken while we are all “spiffed up.”

We had a friend attend with her 4 small children -Vanessa, Carlito, Tonio & Baby Melanie.  It was the little kiddos very first time in a Kingdom Hall.


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  • Jill April 7, 2012, 9:19 am

    You guys are amazing!! Love the dress Camille and you all looked great! We had 252 at ours and although stormy, many showed up. I keep forgetting to take pictures of Cam and I and this was a good reminder to do this often.

  • DAD April 7, 2012, 9:29 am


  • Elly April 8, 2012, 2:58 pm

    Camille, loved your dress! The material looks just like the little jacket that goes over the black sleeveless sheath that I wore today for the special talk.
    The flowers looked fantastic! No wonder they call it “Bird of Paradise”. It looks just like a little colorful bird!

  • Debbie Mojica April 22, 2012, 3:33 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us. The pictures are beautiful! And I wanted to tell you a special THANK YOU! for getting the flowers ready. India, you’re awesome!

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