Os voy extrañar!
12.01.2014 - 05.16.2015
Just finishing up my 4th and a half year here in Moquegua. It's been great living the best life ever! "The best life ever", means giving of yourself to others, and doing the maximun you can for Jehovah! Of course we can live the best life ever in any part of the world, but here's an idea of what its like in Moquegua, Peru!
The Most Important Work
Although we cover our territory once a month, we still find an abundance of interest! Our last CO visit made us all aware that more than half of the congregation is not conducting a bible study! Since our territory has so much potential, we are all working hard to support and encourage everyone in their efforts to make return visits!! This Memorial season our attendance at the meetings has been increased greatly! We are just about 80 publishers, but for example this past Sunday we had an attendance of 155! We bought more chairs so that during the Special Talk we would have less standing. It's so good to be in the company of so many bible students! Jehovah is speeding up the work as promised! (Isaiah 60:22)
This year I was able to travel a little and do lots of fun things with the family in San Antonio! Here's some pics of the assembly,
and our trips to the beach, the park, Chile, and Lima!
Parque Ecologico! Usually when there's a feriado(holiday) we go to the park!
Food and Vole!
Camping on the Beach, Pozo de Lisa, in Ilo!
My homeade peach pie!
Picking the best, sun warmed peaches in Cinto with Monica
Punta De Coles
Punta de Coles, or Coles Point, is a rocky biological reserve that sticks right out into the Pacific Ocean on the coast of Ilo. A group of us went to this nature reserve which protects and preserves the marine and coastal ecosystems of this area.
We were able to observe from a safe distance a large colony of South American fur seal, which is one of the largest on the coast of Peru. I had no idea there are penguins on the coast of Peru also but we saw a few from a distance.. Que lindos.
Chile for the weekend!
Something fun to do while in Moquegua is... travel to Arika! Ha ha! Yes, in just 4 hours you can cross the border into Arika, Chile. A country refreshingly distinct from Peru. Arika is a bit more modern city with beaches, shopping ,movie theaters, sushi, and McDonald's! It was time to renew my visa, so I headed out with Isaac, Yuki, and Sonia. We visited our friends, Sandor, Karen and Nico!!! Here's some pics!
Lima- Special Meeting with representative from World Headquarters
It was an awesome experience to attend for the first time the Special Meeting in Campoy, Lima this year with 6,500+ of our brothers that are serving in this country. Most in attendance were in the special full time service. What an upbuilding trip! Before the program began I was able to chat with Br. Larson, the visiting speaker, and his wife. Que guay to find out that he is from Troy, Michigan! They seemed very happy to be in Peru, and speak with someone from Michigan. It was great to be able to met them both, and hear his encouraging bible discourse. After the program a sister from France organized a gathering at her house and invited a great number of the foreigners over. It was an awesome exchange of encouragement because it's rare that so many of us are together in the same spot! It was like an International Convention making friends form Austraila, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, the US and Sweden. Our organization is amazing! Our real brotherhood is one of my favorite things!
Special greetings to Eleaonora and Alberto! What a huge surprise to find that they had read my blog while looking for information about serving in Peru, and knew exactly who I was because of it! What a joy to find out that they are living and serving now in Cajamarca! Que alegria poder conocerlos, que Jehova les siga bendeciendo, y que nos volveremos a ver!
Miraflores, San Miguel Y Betel
Public Witnessing in English with Allison from Florida!
A quick tour of Bethel with friends, Pilar from Lima, and MariaEugenia from Columbia
214 in attendance!
Besos! See you soon!