Monday, May 12, 2014


Part of my job is to encourage others to join us here in Nicaragua where the harvest is great but the workers are few.  Thanks to Jehovah, we recently had a very responsible young person with us for a month, Jocelyn Moreno.  Jehovah's organization is amazing how through friends of friends she got rooming with us and we felt fine welcoming a complete stranger into our home.  It truly was a joy to have a ministry partner for a month and make a lasting friendship.
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'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?


  1. Shawn, LOVE that dress! What can I say....looks like she had a great time while she was there. I also love that advice , wish I would done this long ago.
    Talk to you soon!

    1. OMG I got the Andrea stamp of approval! I even wore a corresponding belt, Andrea! Thanks for keeping in touch :)

  2. The saddest thing is that I wasn't even there when most of these pix were taken. I want more time with Tushi!

    1. Me too! I was hoping this blog post would guilt trip her into returning.