Jumping Through Hoops

August 7, 2018 Daily Life, Travel

Part of being a needgreater in a foreign country is making sure we are fulfilling all the legal requirements to remain in the country, even when that comes with considerable inconvenience or expense.  In all truthfulness we have had it fairly easy here but we recently had some stressful times in this regard where we felt like we were just running around, jumping through governmental hoops. The Guyanese government grants only a set number of visas for each religious organizationRead More

Houses of Guyana

August 3, 2018 Daily Life

While in the ministry here in Guyana, we have a lot of opportunity to see the local houses and yards. One of my favorite things to do is to dream up my ideal Guyanese home from all my favorite bits that I’ve seen. It is also interesting to learn what these homes teach us about the different ways people live. Some houses in our territory are small, one-room wooden structures on stilts.  Many of these will have an outside kitchenRead More

Family Visitors & Convention

July 22, 2018 Special Events, Travel

Last month we had our second set of family visitors: Sarah’s parents. They had heard about Guyana for over 20 years so it was so special that they were finally able to come! It was a short visit- just six days- but it was so nice. We did our best to expose them to a variety of local foods and experiences. We took them in the ministry, on our Bible studies, and to the meetings. My father even gave theRead More

Dealing With Homesickness

July 13, 2018 Daily Life

Homesickness is a natural response to being away from family, friends, or the things that are familiar to us.  It could be even that your assignment is far from local congregations so you are more isolated from association with others.  There is no shame in having negative feelings.  But while sometimes the best way to get over something is to go through it, there are also ways to make it easier. Missing things If what you are missing are theRead More

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