August 2018

Trip to Orealla

August 22, 2018 Travel

This past weekend we traveled to visit an isolated congregation in the interior. Our friend Jessica is visiting from New Mexico for a few weeks so we all wanted to take this side trip to see a new area of Guyana. Guyana has 7 isolated congregations, many accessible only by rough roads, planes, or rivers. Orealla is the closest one to us. Traveling there requires taking a car to the furthest point east, to a town called Skeldon, and thenRead More

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

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