Our Field Service Experiences

Trip Start Apr 19, 2007
Trip End Nov 02, 2007

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Friday, May 11, 2007

Hello Everyone!
So we finally have been able to put pictures up. You may want to look back at previous entries to see the pictures relating to that entry. Mo and I have had a very spiritually fulfilling week here in servicio del campo (field service). The quality and quantity of the Bible studies here are amazing. The people are so humble and are searching for an answer to many of life's problems. We are privileged to bring them hope from the Bible. They are also very patient with our elementary Spanish. I read my presentation from a piece of paper yet they are still so willing to listen.
Mo has already been put to good use here in the congregation. After the Circuit and District overseers visit they said that the congregation needs to put their territories on actual cards and that they have to keep track of not at homes. This is a big deal since there is only one brother here who knows all the boundaries of the territory in his head. So Mo has been working with him to draw maps of all the territories.
I have been assisting Melva, a pioneer sister who moved here with her husband from Escondido, CA , with her Bible studies. It has been a blessing to be able to meet these people. All of them are prepared for their study and you can see the truth taking effect in their lives. She has me read a lot but my Spanish is not quite there to throw in my own comments. But I am definitely learning a lot from her. I also come in handy to assist with all the children and babies. The mothers will hand me their screaming babies and somehow they fall asleep in my arms.
Wednesday, we went out in service in town with the San Isidro Congregation. Brother Sandi a local brother was directing the field service preparations and then he said it was time for prayer. He looked at Mo and asked if he could say it. I don't think Mo quite got it, so we all bowed our heads and their was just silence....until Mo looked up and Brother Sandi was just staring at Mo "why aren't you saying prayer?" he was thinking. So Mo said "me?" and Brother Sandi just nods yes. As nervous as Mo was he did a great job. Even the Tico's could understand what he was saying. He made us gringos proud!
Another great experience is going to the public talk and watchtower study in Cajon. This is where we have the beginnings of a group. All we need is for an elder to live in the territory. At this last Circuit assembly one was baptized from the Cajon group. These are faithful Bible studies. They make the meetings very regularly and aren't even baptized yet. They have such an appreciation for Bible truths.
It is a beautiful day outside and so I am going to go enjoy it. Until next time.... adios
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