Saturday, July 6, 2013

Pearl Lagoon, Nicaragua - July 5, 2013

Jean informal preaching in Raitipura
This has been a great week in the ministry for us. The sun has been shining and we've been getting almost everyone at home.

While Honorio is away Pat has taken on a number of his bible studies. One of them is at the far end of Haulover and we identify it as the house that has the monkeys. Not only do they have monkeys but they also have a number of cats, dogs, birds and kids running around. The fellow that Pat studies with is called Nimrod. During the study on Tuesday his wife indicated that the sister who used to call on her hasn't been by in a few weeks and she really would like to continue her studies. So, after looking into the situation I offered to continue the studies with Maritza. Like many around here her reading isn't very good but she does manage to get the point of the Good News from God brochure. Both husband and wife have indicated a desire to attend the meetings but are concerned about the distance. We have encouraged them to try and make the Sunday meeting since it is in the afternoon and therefore they would be able to return home by the time it gets dark. They have also asked that we study with them twice a week - so we are going to be very busy indeed!

Another highlight for Pat is that he is conducting a study in Spanglish, I mean Spanish. Again, with Honorio away Pat is looking conducting a study with Luis. Luis does know a little English and so Pat has had to scrape up every little bit of Spanish he knows in order to conduct the study. So far things seem to be going well - or at least that's what I've been told.

We recently received our latest shipment of bible literature and in one of the boxes was a Miskito Bible that I had ordered for a study in Awas - Miss Adelia. When we went to call on her on Wednesday morning we found her at the home of her mother, Miss Hazel (who also is studying). They were all thrilled with the bible and a couple of them took turns looking through it. There were 7 family members in attendance during this study. I've noticed that over the last few weeks more and more of the family come and sit in the vacinity of the porch during the study - they don't say anything but they all seem to be listening.
Miss Adelia and Miss Hazel with the Miskito Bible