Friday, December 27, 2013

Back in Leon!!

We have been back in Leon for the past two weeks! Due to some unexpected circumstances we will only be here until the end of February.

When we returned we saw a lot of new faces. Although the congregation only has 32 publishers, meeting attendance has been 60-70 because of the many visitors that have come and helped out over the past few months.

Most of the remaining visitors will be leaving at the end of the month, but here are some pictures of these self-sacrificing friends.

Percy and Ember from Atlanta, GA-stayed one month

 Shane, Cindy, and Michael from Atlanta, GA
staying 2 weeks

 Audrey and David- Nazareth, Pennsylvania stayed two weeks

 Taylor and Devin from Pennsylvania stayed 2 months

 Avery and Asia from Tennessee stayed 1.5 to 2 months

 The Gayle family sons are 9, 11, and 14 from Atlanta, GA and stayed 2 weeks

me and Dez pictured with Gene from Tennessee he stayed about 10 days.

Anastasia and Nina, their family relocated to Leon and they have been encouraging within the congregation. They recently became unbaptized publishers.

Simona and Chris from Sweden who are visiting for a month.

Forest from Atlanta, GA who hopes to make his home here permanently and Erion who has been supporting the congregation for the past 4 months.

Pirjo and Jeffrey who spent the last few years in Spain but are originally from Australia are now planning to stay for the next year at least.

There were many more visitors but the majority of them left before we returned to Leon, but they really helped us to cover our territory. 
Last week, Marcus, our acting Service Overseer, told the congregation that we covered 95% of our territory for the recent tract campaign in November. That was in large part due to the visitors who were so zealous in the ministry!

Thanks to everyone!


  1. Welcome back to Nicaragua!!!!! Hopefully we'll see you at the English Circuit Assembly.

    1. Thanks! Looking forward to catching up!

  2. Aww yay! I've been looking forward to your posts!

    You guys jumped right back in like you never left. I love it :) Amazing that all of that territory was covered!

    So proud of you both for reaching out!

  3. Thanks so much for posting this. Between these photos and the photos in this Weeks WT Study, I really miss getting to serve where the need is greater with friends from all over the world. Its such a privilege. Enjoy!

    1. We miss ya down here too! Come and visit soon!

  4. Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures. It's so encouraging to see the faces of our brothers and sisters who are making such efforts to serve Jehovah where the need is greater. They could have done other things with their money, time off of work, and energy, but chose to give it to Jehovah. Great examples for the rest of us!