Monday, November 17, 2008

Field Trip!

Our congregation had completed our tract campaign, so we offered to help out a small congregation about 45 minutes from us, in Deleg, with their campaign. They live way out in the rurals and live up even higher than us in the mountains. ALL of their territory is climbing hills and bad roads. They have 27 publishers and one elder. They did not even have a Kingdom Hall before, but one of the brothers built a new house and built a small Kingdom Hall onto the front of it for them. It, of course, is very small. So, when our group of 80 people showed up yesterday to help them with their territory, they were shocked!
We had 13 cars and 2 buses that traveled up there to Deleg. If you did not have your own transportation, you had to put your name on a list with the Service Overseer and he had the exciting task of assigning each person to a car! Needless to say, the morning was a little bit chaotic. Our friend Doug (who is serving here from Georgia, USA) likes to call it the "fruit basket turn-over"....it's like a fruit basket tips over and there is fruit rolling around everywhere! But, we made it there, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the special day with the congregation.
It was a great witness for the locals because they never see such a big group of witnesses and I think we covered the territory by 2pm!
We loved it! Although, we were exhausted because of the altitude....
there is even less oxygen there than here! Cuenca has an altitude of about 8500 ft above sea level, Deleg is about 10,000 ft above sea level. Just to put that in perspective, I think Mile High Stadium in Denver is about 5200 ft above sea level.
But all it all it was a VERY good day!
We have also attached a short photo segment of some of the pictures from the day.
Hopefully you should just have to click on play and it should play!
(But you never know with our crazy skills.....)

video

8 comments:

Mom Judy said...

Great Job!

Big Fan said...

I am big fan of the new blog.

Deb & Doug said...

Cool blog! Great job! Looks like you had a wonderful day in el campo. We'll look forward to more adventures.

jamner said...

this is a great. looking forward to more.

Dustin said...

Party in the bed of the truck. Oh a little bumpy though!!!!

Sara said...

Hey I think you have some very good blogging skills!! :) video was very cool, keep up the good work :)

Mark and Beth said...

What do you mean you have no blogging skills - that was cool - great to see the same stuff through anothers eyes. Looking forward to the next post! See you at the group mis amigos!

Rebecca McCleskey said...

You done a real fine job...(imagine that said with a southern accent). Really this is great! I will tell my friends to look you up.