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

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

A Trip to Georgetown

January 25, 2018 Daily Life, Travel

Early last week we traveled down to the capital, Georgetown, in order to take care of some business and to see some friends. Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, was once one of the most beautiful cities in the Caribbean and was called the Garden City. But as a result of decades of mismanagement and a poor economy the city has gone downhill. However, you can still find beautiful examples of Colonial architecture and there are some new businesses opening which create someRead More


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