Trip to Orealla

22nd August 2018 Ministry, Travel, Visitors

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

7th August 2018 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

A Trip to Georgetown

25th January 2018 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

Three Months in Guyana

26th December 2017 Ministry, Travel, Visitors

It is now three months that we have been in Guyana. I honestly thought I would write on this blog more but we have been working so hard to settle in that I haven’t had enough outside perspective to write about the experience.  I’d always secretly grumbled about needgreaters who started off strong with blogs and then stopped but now I understand! We also have recently had a busy few weeks. We took a trip to Barbados in order toRead More

On the Move

30th August 2017 Travel

Today, we are moving. We are moving from the house where we started a married life together.  A place which we have appreciated every day for the last four years.  But now, we’re leaving and it’s no time to be sentimental. One of the simplest and yet most difficult questions we have been asked has been, “When are you leaving?” What the person is really asking is, “Will I see you before you leave?” And while our flight isn’t untilRead More