town of Leon.
Two Fridays ago, we went to a little beach town about 45 minutes away from Leon, called Puerto Sandino. It is much smaller than Leon but has a large population of people from Bluefields which is on the eastern coast of Nicaragua. Many of the people from Bluefields are descendants of runaway slaves and speak an English Creole as their first language.
We met many people who are interested in studying the Bible and we hope to return in a few weeks. Here
are some pictures:
Chelsea, Cheyenne, Cali and Renee.
Two Sundays ago, Desmond had another outgoing talk to Chinandega which is 45 minutes away from Leon towards the border of Honduras. Here are pictures of the Kingdom Hall:
One of the couple's looked familiar....
The friends in the congregation were so hospitable, Steve and Elkie (Australian) took us to a nice restaurant.
And most of the congregation came along:
At the suggestion of the Circuit Overseer, last week our congregation set up a table at La Union, a supermarket owned by Walmart, that a lot of foreigners shop at.
The table was setup from Wednesday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Some literature was placed and four people requested a bible study. Here is me (Shannon) and Brad (one of the elders in the congregation:
Each week the brothers will be moving the table to different locations, to see which has the best results. It's nice to be able to sit for a little while!
This past month we had a lot of visitors:
We also had six sisters from Indiana who visited for a month:
Above: Skye and Cali and their fleshly sister Ashlee (who lives here) and niece Lily
They also had an opportunity to do demonstrations before they left.
Chelsea and Cheyenne demonstrating the presentation for the Watchtower and Awake.
In order to show them our appreciation and say bye, we had a dance party!!!
It was a lot of fun!!
Both Desmond and I are enjoying our trip so far! We have really been developing our skills in the ministry especially our teaching skills. We are becoming really attached to our students (3 each) and will hate leaving them in a few months.
Thanks everyone for your love and support!!