Monday, April 29, 2013

Mango Season Coming To An End

It's a sad time in Nicaragua when mango season ends. I don't like to think about it but I figured I better post this ahead of time because, when it happens I'll be too sad to post this.

In memory of all my lovely mangos from this year...


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

El Gran Sultana

My friend's dad just opened a new restaurant! It's called El Gran Sultana! Granada is often called el Gran Sultana so it fits for the location. We liked the food a lot. It's a 'date' place = meaning the prices are on the high side but the presentation and food were fabulous.

Dad is the owner of the restaurant.

Shrimp with a chef made alfredo & vino sauce.

Appetizer platter

Hamburgers for the kids.

Shrimp Cerviche

Monday, April 22, 2013

RIT Comes to Nicaragua

When you're preaching here to the deaf you need to know that the sign language differs a bit from ASL, as does the culture. You get used to speaking a certain way about being one of Jehovah's Witnesses and you're comfort level adapts to the people you speak to.

In the states, I admittedly was sometimes shy about talking to the deaf that I met about my beliefs. I don't like mixing my business with my business. So, I wasn't in the habit of leading with my volunteer activities, but all that's changed now. Take a look at these fine folks I met visiting on spring break here in Nicaragua from RIT.

I can't tell you how exciting it was to socialize with these educated deaf from the states as they met the deaf that I work with here in Granada. They asked a lot of the same questions that I asked when I first arrived. Best of all I had a chance to share my faith with them. What a fun experience. They did everything that Nicaragua has to offer in a about a week all on their own. Reminded me of the potential the deaf have here and it got me excited all over again about the work I'm doing here. Unconvinced? Come down and see for yourself!


Wednesday, April 17, 2013


I can't believe how late I am getting this out there. So here's the highlights.

Total Attendance: 57
Deaf: 30

+Nandaime/Malacatoya (our territories) = 5 deaf

My current pioneer partner and four studies


Monday, April 15, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

To Motorcycle or No?

For all those wondering if I'm going to get a motorcycle, here is a partial answer.

I've always wanted another bike but wasn't sure about getting one down here for two reasons. 

  1. It's been a while since I've ridden.
  2. I live on the second floor and we don't have a lot of space in the entry.

Well, that last one isn't true anymore as you can see from the picture below. It fits!

No it's not mine but at least now I know.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Step Over Into Nicaragua: Nicaraguan Sign Language

Check out this great post by one of our brothers visiting in the Chinandega Sign Language congregation. 
Great plug for us. If you're not convinced check out this great picture straight from the blog.

Step Over Into Nicaragua: Nicaraguan Sign Language: Hey everyone, Yesterday, I got the chance to go out witnessing in the Nicaraguan Sign Language congregation with my good friend and neighbor...