Trip Start Jan 09, 2008
8Trip End Feb 06, 2008
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Many of the deaf in these areas do not know LESCO, so first the friends teach them the alphabet and basic signs using the brochure "Apply yourself to reading and writing". Something that impressed me so much is that before, they would do whatever they could to try to communicate with their families and friends, but now they are all learning how to sign to eachother, which in turn helps the family bonds. In addition to the practical value of it all, they also are able to then learn the Bible
Yesterday, they invited me to come up to attend their bookstudy. They're currently studying the Greatest Man book, so I went up and it was nice to reunite with all the friends in the congregation. I was able to make a comment, although halfway through I completely forgot what I was doing! But it was ok, they were kind enough to help me out :)
This weekend again is full of activity, tomorrow we're going in service in Nandayure, I may go to the meeting in Hojancha, then Saturday friends from San Jose are going in service with us in Barra Honda. Sunday we're planning a little day trip to Chira Island - it's the 2nd largest island in Costa Rica, located in the Gulf of Nicoya. I think there are around 2,000 inhabitants, but no congregation. Despite that, the brothers have sent 4 temporary special pioneers there to the island to preach and try to get things started. So we're going on Sunday to meet the friends and see the island. Sounds like another adventure!