Friday, April 06, 2007

It feels like forever since I have posted something. Just been busy lately.

Anyway, I guess it's time to announce the good news: 'The kingdom of the heavens has drawn near.' (Matthew 10:7) Here are other good news:: After almost a year from coming back from Florida, I have recieved an assignment to serve in a itty-bitty town called Sonora, here in Texas.

Located there is a small congregation of about 40 publishers in a town of about 3000 peeps. So that means there are 75 Sonorians for every Jehovah's Witness. It's very exciting. A bit scary, because I'll be away from home for a long period of time for the first time. The school was only 2 months and I stayed with brothers, so this will be a bit different. But I know there is nothing to worry about, since the brothers and sisters in Jehovah's organization, anywhere you may go, will always take care of our own. Whenever I get scared or wake up at night screaming for my mommy, I think of that and it covers over me like a warm blankey.

When I read the letter (one of my most exciting moments) it was like I was being sent into battle: "You're ready for this. You've trained for this. Trust your fellow brother and you'll get throught this." [Of course, it's a different kind of battle.]

I depart from my home of 25 years, the land of Ur, at the end of May. What am I feeling, you ask? Excited, nervous, anxious... all rolled into one.

So as the time comes, I will see what I can do about an internet connection, or I could always go to the S.C.L. (Sutton County Library) and use the window to the world to let you all know of my experiences there and more.

Sutton County Library

Oh, gosh! It'll be swell! But, of course, I know exactly why I'm going. It's going to be a lot of work, but with Jehovah's help, I'll be able to do the best I can to serve there.

What gave me more encouragement were these sisters. They left to serve in another country for a few months and one is still there. The other two have plans to return when more funds are raised. But when the two came back, they were just glowing and so happy to have served in that way. Of course they had they're ups and downs, but Jehovah encourages us in so many ways.

Well, I guess this does it for today. I just want to give a 'shout out' to my bro Jerry, who is currently in California for the MTS School. Go Jerry!

Until next time.


  1. Mily said...
    For a minute I thought you were going to Sonora,Mexico. Long drive there. Sonora, Texas that's little closer to home. Congrats on your new assignment. Be sure that Jehovah will bless you and help you on your new assignment. Just think even if your a little nervous, I'm sure your family and friends are very proud of you. Plus think of how many others your encouraging and will be motivated to reach their own goals.
    Anonymous said...
    Hey Roy,

    Please send my best to all the brothers back home.

    Yes, California is a big state, but that also means there is a lot of nice brothers out here. They all have been treating us (the students and instructors) very nicely here. Especially the brothers and sisters who come and prepare for us breakfast, lunch, and snacks here at the school. They are just too kind.

    The brothers in Sonora will be ready and eagerly awaiting you, so continue getting ready for your new assignment.

    Laters my bro!

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