Monday, April 21, 2014

MEMORIAL SEASON 2014


Was it the last Memorial ever? Time will tell but I wanted to share some shots I took during another eventful Memorial season.  With 1 day to spare we finished our VERY large territory. Our congregation of about 91 publishers had a combined attendance of 323!!  I say combined because for the first time ever, our rural group that's trying to form, San Francisco, had a Memorial.  They have 19 publishers and had 82 attending!  In Nindiri we were 241.  Needless to say we were pleased since the year before they told me there was about 250.
First day of invitation work we were like ants invading the neighborhood
Cleaning day the Sunday before. There's me, um, talking and not cleaning. Hey, I did SOME work, I promise.

Some of the hard-working brothers who dedicated so much time to making sure San Francisco had a dignified place to celebrate their Memorial. Many years ago a loving sister left this piece of land to the congregation with the faith that one day there would be a group in her territory and they would need a KH. Won't she be happy in the new world to know her dream came true!

For the 1st time, I had the privilege of preparing the unleavened bread for the emblems. Unfortunately, I found out about my assignment the day before. It was a little stressful, but everything came out great.  Even if my bread was more like a pancake than a cracker. Oops!

My student, Jamileth, came for the 1st time in years. She brought her husband, little brother, and daughter.  She was very happy to attend. About 7 years ago she was an unbaptized publisher. We've been studying about a month and she's determined to get herself back on the bandwagon. I'm very proud of her.


17 comments:

  1. You looked great! And that's wonderful about the San Francisco group, and the sister who left that land. How sweet. We drove though San Francisco once trying to get home from a pioneer meeting when the highway was all closed down! Good times! Maybe I'll get to see it in the daytime some time!

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    1. Right now they're meeting on Sundays at 10 am but in May they're going to start doing their own service meeting too!

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  2. Thanks for sharing! It's always exciting to hear about other needgreaters and the areas they are serving. I loved your pancake looking bread! hahaha. It turned out well. Btw, that color blue looks great on you!

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    1. Thanks, girls, that's my "special occasion" dress here :) Maybe if they let me do it next year I'll get it right. Supposedly it turns out better in an oven that in a skillet but it was like 90-something degrees and I just couldn't be bothered to light up that oven!

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  3. Wow what a turn out! How exciting for you all! Ps Love the Blue dress!

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  4. Howdy Shawn. Good to see you, as always.
    Love from K&L

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    1. KEVIN!!!!! I love and miss you guys :(

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  5. I know Jehovah teaches us not to be jealous and covetous but ... As I'm currently out of the Need Greater work and wanting to get back to it ...

    Yeah ... we're still sinful.

    I'm jealous.

    LOL

    :^)

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    1. You'll get back...someway somehow...maybe even within your own territory you'll find a need Jehovah will help you to fill. Just keep praying about it and something will work out.

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  6. Hola Shawn. Tal vez no te acuerdes de mi pero nos conocimos cuando estuviste en Cape spanish con Meli y Tami. Me gusta tu blog y que privilegio el que tuviste en la conmemoracion. Que honor el que puedas servir donde se necesitan mas publicadores espero que muhos podamos simplicar nuestras vidas y seguir tu ejemplo al ayudar a otros.

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    1. Como no voy a acordar de vos?! Gracias por interesarte en mi vida loca :) Ojala voy a estar en Cape en Junio o Julio para vernos en persona. Por favor mandas mi saludos a los hermanos alla especialmente Chela y Meli y Tami.

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  7. Wonderful sister, thank you for sharing.....I love learning more and more,,,I know beginnings of 7 languages. funny on the bread.....I've never tried.....I live in US. State Washington. 27 years now, I have interesting experiences, and am one myself, I hear. Agape..

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    1. You should start a blog to document your interesting experiences

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  8. Love your Nica pose next to the emblems this year! I didn't get mine because of lighting issues. Fantastic turn out for you and San Francisco! I know you'll miss the friends supporting them, but look at the potential...outstanding!

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    1. It's true, Shelina. That's why I keep you around...to help me look on the brighter side of things :)

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  9. Hello Shawnie, I love that dress! And the hall looks different...Did the brothers painted it in a different color??? Yamileth looks really pretty with her family, say hi to her in my behalf. Remember about our plans next week?? Are u still coming on Thursday ??

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    1. Yes! The C.O. recommended we paint it before the Memorial so now the inside and outside are kind of mamon colored. Was I supposed to come Thursday? I remember we have plans but I was thinking of coming Monday when I'm off. Love you! Still waiting for your Memorial pictures...

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