Preaching at 11,555 feet
10.22.2012 - 10.24.2012
A small group from my congregation, went on a small trip to Calacoa, to support the upcoming CO visit. Calacoa is a pueblito about 4-5 hours away from Moquegua. It is the part of our territory that has the most need, because as of now there are no publishers there! Brother Diro and his wife were living there for the past two years before they went back to the states to work. Their zealous efforts, produced much fruit because there are at least 12 eager bible students and many other interested ones that we have the chance to visit.. It is the responsibility of my cong, San Antonio, to go up and continue the disciple making work..
We arrived this past Monday afternoon...
Because it's campo... (countryside, outback, open land, or the middle of nowhere...) and very isolated; It´s a calm place to visit. I found it fascinating to see that we were completley surrounded by mountains.. Looking off into the distance, you wonder, are there more people out there? These days we enjoyed clear night skys unpolluted by light from unnatural sources, so it made looking at stars quite easy. But, the weather felt like Michigan in October! I think it was about the same.. 19 degrees or so... In addition to Calacoa, we visited a town one more hour into the dusty mountains, San Cristobal.. Well enjoy the pics and captions below...
With Yomira y Allison.. ready to head out!
Scenery and Wild Llama along the way
Me with Isabella Gonzales
Most everyone brings home the bacon.. or cuy... working in their personal chakras... they live almost solely on what the land produces.. potatoes, wheat, corn, different squashes, their cows and pigs along with other simple things... A great majority hasn´t learned to read, or can´t read well so we enjoy the opportunity to use our brochures ´´Listen to God´´, or ´´Listen to God and Live Forever´´.
This is the house were we held the meeting.. We pay rent for the room every month.. So it was quite surprising to find a senora living in it when we arrived.. They had broken the lock and entered without our permission within a months absence.. uh oh.. but thanks to Jehovah at the end we were able to hold the meeting...
Preaching in San Cristobal
This man saw us and came running for his magazines.. We gave him the new set, and he said, “This is all you have?” He ended up leaving happily with a nice stack of magazines to read.
Jimmy and Isabella
From the left: The circuit overseer Br. Milton Guevara and his wife Patty( on the phone) and Elizabeth Gomez. They arrived the day of the meeting. The CO visit in a group is just one or two days. One day of preaching and then one public talk. The attendance was great! In the end we were about 20 or so.
This is right after the public talk and watchtower study.