Sunday, July 10, 2011

Our New Publishers

Great news...we have 7 new deaf publishers in our congregation and it's so exciting I couldn't keep it to myself. Plus the group in Nandaime have one new publisher as well. 6 of ours and the one from Nandaime are pictured below our CO farewell.

6 of the 7 are all brothers and sisters in one family. Parents not studying but have permitted their children to learn and teach others about Jehovah. You can't imagine what it's like to see such a family progress.

These girls above are from Nandaime and the young man below is their new publisher.

Minus the first and last pic all other pictures here were taken by my young deaf friend in the pink striped shirt on the right in the first picture. She loves my camera and she did a great job getting lots of party shots. Goodbye AP & EP we're going to miss you lots.


My Visit to the Dentist

I got to the point where I needed a filling done and on the recommendation of friends I found this dentist office in Granada. Got my work done for right around $7.

They are very personable and speak a bit of English and now thanks to me a little bit of sign language too.

Thanks AP for the use of this pic of the dental team.


Friday, July 1, 2011

What you can get for less than $5 in July

I've rediscovered my love of veggies this month. Here's some of the goodies I picked up for less than five dollars. If they all look all kind of large it is not your imagination. They are the average sized veggies there is smaller and larger for all that you see here. Hmmm...yummy. Going to have a nice big salad for dinner tonight!


Santa Clara/San Fernando

Diana, Melissa and I went for a visit up North to Santa Clara to visit a couple of Special Pioneers serving there.  Santa Clara is located in San Fernando four hours walk from the Honduran border. The air is much colder at night and in the early mornings there are many more trees and so much green up there it was amazing. This sisters hosting us were exceptional hosts and took us through all the exciting things you see below...

Here is my "preaching in distant lands" photo. 

 Here's my post card for the day.

Look mom, no road!!!
 Lots of crops of "frijoles" and corn in this part of Nicaragua.

Here I found a little moo moo. So cute! I love seeing all the well fed animals in this part of the country. They seem to like the climate just fine too.

 Oh yeah, we had to cross this little river to get back home.

Off with the shoes and up with the skirts.

Yep, an outside shower. It started to rain two seconds after this photo was taken. I can't tell you how much more fun an outdoor shower is while already bathing :)

 Something stung me and I was given this leaf to help with the cure. It didn't hurt as much as itch. Not a mosquito though I had plenty of those get me this was different but no ill effects. Just a big ugly mark. I think it's a bee sting, feels like one I've had before.
 Here is my lovely nurse helping me out. Squeezing out a little of the milk from the stems to draw out anything that might be under the skin. Nothing there...whew!

A night of Coke, corn bread and a movie.


Some Fun Stuff

I know I post a lot of pictures from the Laguna but I always feel like each experience is unique and this one is no exception. So went to the Laguna with the guys...(no snide comments please). It was perfectly fun and then I got invited to play poker, eat pizza and drink pop (The Tremendous Three Ps).  No pictures of me winning at poker but let's just say for my first time I did all right. :-]

 They like to do things like dump each other out of kayaks...yeah, it's fun I admit it!

 Guys are funny and they do funny things like stand up on a tippy kayak. No one was seriously injured during the filming of these stunts :)

This little stunt was performed while waiting for a green light! Like I said guys like to do funny things.

Oh yeah these guys got my money. I'm a sucker for fire Jugglers!


Assembly in June

So I completely missed posting for June. Lots of pix for June though so I'll post them for July, who cares?

So here is what happened to start off the month...

 Watched some of my close friends during the two day assembly.

Then grabbed my packed lunch and hit the blankets with the crew.

Helped out the cleaning department and learned a few new words for everyday things I use around the house...escobas, trapo, limpiadores, pall, bote de basura. Very fun!

Made some new TALL friends...whoo hoo!