Anyway, we left from Georgetown at 9:30 pm. It’s a 14 hour bus ride through the jungle of Guyana to Lethem. There were 10 in our group from Berbice.
While waiting for the bus to arrive, we ordered a pizza! Which is a really big treat for us who live out in the country!
At 4am we finally crossed the Esequibo River. Tired but it was great to see the Sun!
We arrived in Lethem at about Noon, and I kid you not, we were at the Ice Cream shop by about One that afternoon. Priorities are everything right? I think we all just had the idea of cool, homemade Ice cream in our minds for so long, why wait?!
Brother Rainee mentioned the account of Gideon and his 300 Men. How these few men had the task of chasing after and annihilating over 100 thousand men! This would have taken incredible exertion and work, yet as Judges 8:4 said they were “tired but keeping up the pursuit”. Our lives may not involve warfare but we are in a fight nevertheless.
We also appreciated an analysis of Isaiah 40:27-32. In Verse 27 Israel is quoted as thinking that “My way has been concealed from Jehovah, and justice to me eludes my God himself’?” The Israelites got to the point where they thought even Jehovah couldn’t help or save them. Yet this thinking is obviously foolish, as we read verse 28, Isaiah’s tone is almost sarcastic… “Have you not come to know or have you not heard? Jehovah, the Creator of the extremities of the earth, is a God to time indefinite. He does not tire out or grow weary… He is giving to the tired one power… those who are hoping in Jehovah will regain power. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not tire out”. Sometimes we may forget that nothing is beyond Jehovah’s power to fix or resolve, whether its money matters, work, family or health problems. But its up to us to allow him to help us. The primary way we do so is keeping up our spiritual routine, no matter what difficulty comes our way. Although everything and everyone else in life could fail us, if we fully put our lives in Jehovah’s hands we can never fail or tire out.
After the meeting a group of us went to “the Brazilian” for dinner. The meals consisted of Chicken, Beef or Pork BBQ Skewers with Beans rice or noodles. Personally I think the Beans made the dish.
The Ministry that week consisted primarily of the invitation work for the SAD. The brothers made up some small flyers and we helped to distribute them all over Lethem!