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Here at the Soquel Seva Ashram, we have a pretty big community. Sometimes we all take our Godbrothers and Godsisters for granted as we see their smiling faces every day. Many say, "You never know the value of what you have until it's gone," and that is exactly how we all felt on this particualr night. Rajaram Prabhu, his wife Srimati Revati Devi Dasi, and their daughter, Bimala Devi Dasi, are very dear to this community as well as to His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj. Their dedicated service and Rajaram Prabhu's beautiful kirtans have always brought much joy and liveliness to this community. On this specific event, many devotees gathered at Madhurapriya Devi Dasi, Sita Devi Dasi, and Nityahari Prabhu's house to bid them farewell.

Rajaram Prabhu and his family lived near the Soquel Seva Ashram for several years after having purchased a beautiful Temple un Quito, Ecuador (which Sripad Janardan Maharaj recently visited). Their desire is to simply satisfy His Divine Grace and they felt that it was now time to more intensely please him by establishing and strengthening the mission in Ecuador by moving closer to South America. The next day, the family started off on their long drive to Miami to hopefully open a new center and be in closer proximity to the devotees and the mission in Ecuador.

It was a beautiful dark night and more and more devotees began arriving.

Soon, the entire house was filled with devotees as they awaited the arrival of Rajaram Prabhu and his family who were at the Ashram saying goodbye to the devotees there.

While we waited, Kailindi, Madhurapriya, Sita, and Laksmipriya Devi Dasis prepared exquisite snacks and savories.

A Venezuelan preparation called 'arepas,' made of deep fried corn flour filled with cheese, tomatoes, etc.

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