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8 YEARS in Peru!

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I have spent the best time of my life here in Peru! Moquegua specifically, had really become my home. Serving where the need is, and helping the congregation helped me to learn so much about myself, about teaching people of all different personalities, and the brotherhood. It's been a pleasure feeling "en familia" with my brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents, and sons and daughters in San Antonio.
Last year, como no, my Samsung Note kinda blew up on me, so I've lost hundreds of pictures :( That's a little why I've neglected to post as well. The memories are still vivid though, but here some pics of the past year or two, most from mid-2017. Some pictures of the ministry in the Quechua group in the beautiful valley of Moquegua that I called home. in no particular order.

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20170422_161755.jpg My custom of starting the morning off informal witnessing in the plaza of San Antonio20170427_132819.jpgMy Twin study

My Twin study

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Memorial Campaign 2018 QUechua Group


That day we walked for hours from Chen Chen to San Antonio and ended the day taking in a gorgeous view

That day we walked for hours from Chen Chen to San Antonio and ended the day taking in a gorgeous view

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Studying with Erika :)

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Last student assignment in Spanish. When our pre-group became a group, we began demonstrations in only Quechua

Last student assignment in Spanish. When our pre-group became a group, we began demonstrations in only Quechua

Good Times with mi Familia Moqueguana

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IMG-20180102-WA0011.jpg Pioneer School #3 January 2018 (I lost most of my pictures from Pioneer School :( )
IMG-20180313-WA0026.jpg Our service group Quechua 6 after watching the month's Broadcast at Pedro's

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Assembly Moquegua 2017

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When Go and Junko, an excellent example and zealous couple left Moquegua after 7 years of service

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Trip to Chile to visit friends
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Celebrating 2 years of marriage with Hugo y Yomira

Celebrating 2 years of marriage with Hugo y Yomira


Tapas at Isaac's house with our Japanese friends

Tapas at Isaac's house with our Japanese friends

Canadian breakfast at Kassandra's (sister who joined the congregation from Canada

Canadian breakfast at Kassandra's (sister who joined the congregation from Canada


Lunchecito after watching the months Broadcast with Grupo Quechua

Lunchecito after watching the months Broadcast with Grupo Quechua

Papa Rellena anyone?

Papa Rellena anyone?

After meeting with Sonia, Loida, Miho, and Kassandra

After meeting with Sonia, Loida, Miho, and Kassandra

After the meeting we would stop at "Starbucks" and drink street tea in a bag, emolientes.. yum!

After the meeting we would stop at "Starbucks" and drink street tea in a bag, emolientes.. yum!

2017 Memorial "All the Single Ladies" lol

2017 Memorial "All the Single Ladies" lol


Pollo a la Brasa after the assembly- April 2017

Pollo a la Brasa after the assembly- April 2017

Celebrating Kassandra and Josue's Engagement

Celebrating Kassandra and Josue's Engagement

Pioneers of San Antonio

Pioneers of San Antonio

Pancake dinner with the girls

Pancake dinner with the girls

Lunch with our awesome Super, C.O

Lunch with our awesome Super, C.O


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Going Away... Bye for now, Moquegua!

I moved!

As of November 2018, I have relocated to Ayacucho! Since visiting 5 or 6 years ago, I remembered enjoying the feel of Huamanga, Ayacucho. I remembered it being cozy, and that it had an ancient small-town feel but at the same time a little modern touch. To me, it's kind of like a mini-Cusco. The locals haven't detached themselves from their culture, you can hear Quechua being spoken in the streets, and like most departments in Peru you see typical dress being worn and sold around town.

Jehovah has taken care of me in a way I hadn't felt, before taking the leap. But since I did, back in 2010, I haven't looked back! And the goal is always to do more! So, moving to Ayacucho will allow me to do just that. There is a Remote Translation Office close by and like I said, the people in this town use Quechua regularly. So it's been great to hear it being spoken with more frequency.

I am currently studying in a local Center of Education to maintain my student visa, Operacion de Computadoras, Computer Operation, which right now consists of learning advanced Excel that I didn't know how to do. The teacher and Director of the Center are very understanding about the fact that I am here for the ministry and won't be spending much time in the center.
I am working for a company right now based in Germany teaching English classes to adults, I have a few more months sure, but we'll see what happens after that.

I love the change of scenery and getting to know the brothers and sisters has been refreshing...

I'll write more about EYE-YUH-COO-TCHO later. Hope you enjoyed the photos from the not so distant past.

Talk soon!

Posted by TenekaCJ 12:09 Archived in Peru

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Hey teneka i happyfor you keep the good work may jehovah be with in service

by Donella moore

your assignment in peru how are u been doing think about u i miss u i love u are u doing okay peru do have conavirus in peru too i cant wait mess over it

by Donella moore

Thanks.. this was very encouraging may jehovah continue to bless you and all you do in his service. You left us encourged and we miss you ..so ty for keeping in touch..keep up the good work ...many of us are housebound and this really made my day ..can't wait til we're all doing the same work in fast approaching new world love you ❤ hasta luego

by Mattie Moore

I love all these pictures. I am so proud of you for returning where your heart is. Jehovah will always keep you busy and your life will continue to be full of adventure. You are such an inspiration for me. I love my life in Peru and I want to keep on serving in an area where there is truly so much need as this country has shown us.
Love you Tenika keep the posting. You are the blog queen!!

by Melody Kelley

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