We had our assembly last weekend. It was held in a school in the town of New Amsterdam. Peak attendance on Sunday was nearly 1,000! There are 2 circuits in Guyana. It was a wonderful assembly (the same one given in Oregon earlier this year). The friends opened both mornings with loud and lively discussion and even louder singing. What a wonderful international brotherhood we are apart of!
As you can see, an assembly hall is badly needed in the country. The bathroom has no running water so you can just imagine how pleasant it was by the end of the day.
This is outside of the school. The main sitting area visible to the stage is not large enough so many are sitting in other classrooms (sitting at desks) around the school just listening.
This is the stage they made for the occasion. Pretty huh? The brother in the center of the picture is our new CO, Brother Rainee. Him and his wife were missionaries in Guyana before circuit work. They are very very nice and a huge blessing. We look forward to their visit (our first in Guyana) the beginning of Jan.
Here is the rest of that same room where the stage is. Find a seat!
From right to left: Chris Hayes ( need-greater elder in our cong), Melissa Coza (missionary sister from nearby cong), Kaylee Budden (special pioneer in ASL), sister on the stairs is Naomi Hayes (Chris' wife). Those are Guyanese brooms in their hands.
Michelle and Tom talking with 2 young sisters we met at the assembly. Very nice!