Valentine’s Day the Latino Way

Foto:  Serenata Igesia Allianza MaranathaAt 11:45 pm on Friday night, February 13th, I was just getting to bed, when our doorbell rang!  Jeff went to answer the door as I got dressed.  I heard some music coming from the street, and when I got to the door, I realized that the music was for me and Jeff.  It was a “serenata” by the youth of our church, complete with violin solo.  They traveled with amplifier, mixer and computer.  Our whole neighborhood got a serenade that night.  Three songs later I was snug in my bed thinking how nice it was for the youth to take the time to come and sing to us and wish us a happy Valentine’s Day.  We were just one of many that were serenaded that night.  I suppose this is one of the reasons Loja is considered the arts and music capital of Ecuador.

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