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|The Red Square indicates the area where we preached|
|A Close up of the area we preached. Our Route is highlighted in Yellow.|
|From Left to Right - Tom, Doirun, Walter, Esther, Matt, Lara, Me|
|Our Driver - Walter|
|The start of the loading Process... So much stuff... So little space|
|Matt looks a little too comfortable!|
We woke up barely after sunrise and headed out again, but since it was a cloudy day, Matt suggested that the girls try riding in the back for a little bit, just so they could say they had tried it. So they jumped in back and got comfortable and for awhile they were having a great time! At least until we came into the jungle part of the journey...
|Sure jump in back... its really fun...|
|Dead Deere in the Jungle|
|Walter told the girls that if they saw a Jaguar to throw rocks at it...|
|Kufa is in the Brown shirt. Our "Ride" is to the left.|
|Testing my spiffy camp stove!|
|Eating Grapefruits, Delicious!|
After gorging ourselves on the fruit for awhile, we got all of our stuff up to the benab and set out to preach the village.
|Avid Bible Students|
|Kids eating a fruit called "Whitie" yes that's what they call it...|
Tom really wanted to have a meeting in the village this time since we didn't get to last time, so while we preached the village we told everyone to come by the Benab at 5pm for a bible discussion.
|Our Literature Table|
|Ridiculously narrow road|
|Pushing the Truck...|
|Pushing the Truck...|
|Looking at the truck...|
|Pulling the Truck! Success!|
Multi-Purpose Building / Multi-Problem Building
|Lara Making Coffee in the Morning! |
You can take the Girl out of Portland, but not the Portland out of the Girl!
|Theo Griffith with the bible Tract he found|
|Lara and Esther studying with the girls|
|Group Pic afterward|
- - Other Preaching Pix - -
|Students reading their new Bible Stories book|
|Teaching about Jehovah in the School, Fun Fun!|
|Leaving Awarewaunau at Night|
We got into Maruranau (Sounds like Ma-roo-run-now) about an hour later and set up our hammocks in a small building with a thatch roof. This building was much better for setting up but it was also infested with large spiders! Disturbed by this the Sanders set up their hammocks outside the building at a nearby Benab. Little did we know that this area was a grazing ground for Cows, and since the benab had no walls, the Sanders were awoken early by the heavy breathing of a Cow inspecting the strange visitors to their area. We had a few laughs about it later but other than that the night went well.
So it was bad and good in a way, bad because people were going to be preoccupied for most of the day, but good because instead of going out to all the distant houses, the people had come to us! We ended up viewing it as a blessing since we later realized the village was so huge and spread out that we could never had covered the whole thing in one day, so it turned out for the best. The Toshao even made an announcement during the lunch that there were missionaries visiting and sharing bible literature! So we set up a literature table on the tailgate of the truck and many people came to get literature. It was like a "Public Witnessing Cart" but Guyana Style!
We got a real kick out of the relays that the villagers were participating in, it looked like a lot of fun! They had three legged races and large sandal races for the kids. Then the Adults had several races including a wheelbarrow race, and even an eating competition!
|Three Legged Race!|
- - Aftermath - -