Mutual Improvement Day, Kingston

Saturday, June 15th saw the annual Mutual Improvement Day in Kingston, Jamaica. Believers from all over the island travelled by mini-bus for up to three hours to meet together in the Kingston ecclesial hall. The day was well supported, with over sixty brothers and sisters present.

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Visits to Peru and Chile, plus a baptism in Argentina

It was a joy to visit the brethren and sisters and friends in Lima. In the course of 3 public lectures and memorial service, we were happy to welcome 23 different adult visitors, along with 14 children and the support of 9 of the 10 baptized members. Most visitors attended for several sessions.

Children at public lectures in Lima
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My First Trip to Jamaica

Going to the Easter Youth Camp in Jamaica was full of firsts for me. It was my first time on a plane, first time experiencing a new culture in a different country, and the first time I taught a kids’ class by myself. I was terrified before the trip and a big part of me didn’t want to go. I was scared that I would be lost and confused in this new country. I didn’t know if I would be able to teach a kids’ class and I didn’t know what the people were like, which is very scary for me personally. 

Easter Camp US team enjoying a few days in Negril
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The Bahamas Fraternal

On Friday February 1st, 2019 we (Bro. Ted and Sis. Karen Hodge from the Hamilton Book Road ecclesia) arrived in Nassau, Bahamas and were warmly welcomed by Sis. Penny Cates.  Sis. Penny now widowed, lives on the island with her daughter Tami close by.  Her home was cheerfully opened for the Bahamas fraternal which included accommodations for Bro. Kemraj and Sis. Chandra Ramnath who travelled on Saturday from Grand Bahama.  Sis. Penny provided pickup service from the airport, accommodations, and lots of great food. We were joined by Sis. Maudelin December’s son for part of the Saturday fraternal (Sis. Maudelin lives in Guyana and attends the Georgetown meeting) and Sis. Vanessa Sue-Hang for the memorial on Sunday. 

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48th Guyana Bible School

Bible School is held every year in Guyana since Easter 1969 when it was first held at Eccles Hall. This year should be the 50thyear, the year of Jubilee if 1973 and 1974 had not been missed. The Kilcoy Ecclesia, the host ecclesia for this year, have joined the other ecclesias in 1979 and ever since it has become a 4 years Rota which has continued uninterrupted since then, thus making this the 48thfor  Guyana and the 10thto be held at the Kilcoy Hall.  This year the Bible School was held on the Easter holiday from April 19thto 22nd2019 on the theme:“… He that shall endure to the end, the same shall be saved” taken fromMatthew 24:13

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