Friday, May 25, 2012

A Tale of 2 Lunches in Granada

So funny thing, I think I talked about this before, but in Nicaragua they have a kind of fast food called Vigoron (yuca, fried pork and cole slaw served on leaf). I don't care for it myself because I don't like yuca. Well, some friends from out of town in for the assembly wanted to get together and have lunch. Guess what everyone wanted today: Vigoron. Well, at least I didn't end up at the same place twice. 

This corner is a block East and North of my home, very close. In the background you can see the bus I take from the market in Masaya back to Granada on shopping days. 

Right now in Granada there are tons of people visiting from Mexico for the Route. They are passing through going to various locations and everyone wants to try Nica Vigoron.  Sometimes it's not about the food but about the people you're with.

Vigoron for lunch: place number 1, located in the market. Very well priced location just a little bit cramped. Not really restaurant more of a pick up and take with you. The seating is optional.

Smiles Coffee is a new restaurant in town that offers a variety of food options and wi-fi. The unique thing about it is that the entire staff is deaf. The menus and decor as seen above is all designed to facility communication with your wait staff without the need for an interpreter. Yikes, there goes my job :) 

One of my bible studies at his place of business.  He's working on making hammocks.  His boss is also the owner of Smiles Coffee.

All the sign language folks just loving this place!

Yep, coke in a glass bottle, mmm, mmm, good.
Over all a great day for lunch in Granada.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Video Witnessing

The best time in service, ever! For the first time, in the over 20 years, I got to conduct a bible study in sign language and bring my best friend Christine along via Skype. 

It just so happens, that I was going to Skype my friend in Wisconsin and catch up, when my bible student showed up.  (I know, that never happens right?!)

So, this evening, Jehovah provided me a companion for my study in my friend Chris, and for the next hour we laughed as we learned how fun a bible study can be even with two people about a six hour plane ride apart.

This is one of those times when I really appreciate the technological strides that make things like this possible.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Circuit Assembly LSN 2012

Five new brothers in sisters, yay!!!!

Zzzz...David...wake up it's time to go back to the assembly.

 I see you too Dona Marta :-P


 Just baptized and already hard at work making Jehovah's house go, Jorge!

 Working hard or hardly working?

Testing uno, dos, tres...

I see you...Isbela! Stop distracting me :)
Noelia, my friend from Chinandega is visiting in Santa Clara this month on the Route. Hope you're having fun girl. Can't wait 'til you pass this way again. (Notice her hair cut it's one of my favorites.)
Hey, hey, hey...not at the assembly you two!


Memorial Granada LSN group 2012

Here are some shots from this year's Memorial. We had 13 folks with us.  3 young deaf that I have had the pleasure to teach were among them. One of whom was on crutches. It's nice to see people who appreciate the day as much as we do. In all we had 6 deaf attend this year in Granada.

It was outside of the Kingdom Hall that is closest to my home. Having it outside was a new experience for me. The weather was pleasant and comfortable.

This will be little "princess" Sharon's first Memorial. Her parents live downstairs of me and are also Jehovah's Witnesses. Isn't she precious? Since this picture was taken she's started smiling and laughing and bringing joy where ever she goes.