I have exciting news! The rural group we have been trying to start for a long time is now going strong with their very own Kingdom Hall! A few weeks ago, I blogged about the construction they were frantically doing to get ready for their Memorial. Well, now I have some shots of the finished product. It's very simple, but very beautiful.
It's not an official group yet, but has 23 publishers including 3 ministerial servants, 4 pioneers, and for now, the elders are taking turns attending to the needs of the group. The brothers there have told me that they usually have close to double the publishers in attendance! We're hoping that during our next circuit overseer's visit, they'll be named as an official group. They now have all of their meetings separate from us, although we'll continue to all share the same territory.
If you are looking for a place to serve where the need for Kingdom publishers is greater, do you think this could be the place for you? If so, feel free to send a private note using the new "contact me" box to the right of this blog post.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I know you guys love these so I wanted to share some recent field service shots...
|Here's the Sunday group for service in front of our (newly painted) KH. We don't have cars for service here...we have motos!|
|The service group in front of one of our territory vistas. Beautiful, isn't it?|
|Three hardworking pioneers finishing the Memorial invitation work in our neighborhood at about 7:30pm|
|One of our rural service groups during the Memorial campaign|
Thursday, May 15, 2014
As you can see from these pictures, I definitely am NOT a dull girl :) I've been able to mix a lot of work and play (sometimes at the same time) recently....
|This is what happens when you go in service with boys...|
|I had another great pix of Jocelyn about to drop under the weight of a toddler-sized papaya, but I lost it!|
|I haven't joined a gang. But I HAVE learned that if you want to ride in the back of someone's truck without eating your hair for lunch and burning your scalp...wear a kerchief.|
|Shelina and I having fun on the way to one of her studies one day. How amazing that this is the view, right?!|
|Laying claim to a pineapple field|
Monday, May 12, 2014
|From the Big Apple to cowboys and cattle|
|I think we did a good job of helping her see how need greater's relax after a long month in service :)|
Nindiri congregation and territory greatly benefited from Jocelyn's sacrifice, and I'm trying to work hard to cultivate the seeds she planted here. Check out this amazing video where she talks about what motivated and her to come and some great tips for others planning the same thing.
|Can you locate the pineapple? This was a massive field of them!|
|Jocelyn's last meeting :(|
|Jocelyn with some of her new Nindiri friends|
One of the most helpful things she said while she was here was some advice she received a few years ago. Some brothers were in her state of New York showing slides of their time in Nicaragua and after the presentation, she greeted them and explained it was her desire to serve here one day. They told her that she has a great goal but...it's more important to reach a goal than have a goal. Now that she's been here and sees how much help we need, she understands the advice. Can you help us too?