Twice within one week I spoke for the Blueberry Hill Church of Christ, howbeit, those two occasions were at separate congregations hours apart from each other. My alarm sounded at 2 a.m. on Saturday, February 27. It was time to rise, dress, eat and begin the journey to the next in a series of nationwide seminars across Guyana, South America. Brother Nigel Milo and I left Linden in his automobile and drove to Georgetown. There, we crossed the Demerara River Harbor Bridge, a concoction of metal plates welded together and resting on anchored barges. After intercepting and adding to our happy band, we three proceeded to road’s end at Parika on the banks of the mighty Essequibo River. Unlike on past occasions when we rode speedboats to cross the 20 miles or so to the other side, this time we boarded a car ferry. The innermost seating area resembled the interior of a jetliner. An hour later, we disembarked at Supenaam, whereupon we hired a taxi to take us to the Blueberry Hill Church of Christ in Underneeming. Some of the most interesting and many odd-sounding village names dot all over Guyana.
The meetinghouse complex is commodious and clean; it is apparent that the brethren meeting here take good care of their facilities. The second floor is populated with a couple of beds on which two out of three of us rested briefly from our long, early morning trip. Refreshments, too, were awaiting us upon our arrival. The annex is a fenced, brightly colored pavilion, which I’m sure serves the double purpose of classroom and fellowship meal hall.
All morning and all afternoon, brother Wilbur Vyphuis and I presented lessons about and encouraging evangelism, which we have been teaching at each seminar site throughout the country. Brother Nigel Milo concluded the sessions with a narrated PowerPoint presentation to acquaint brethren with the church meeting throughout the nation; he also charged brethren present to arise to the occasion of evangelizing Guyana, beginning where they live and worship.
Several congregations from the region were present; about 85 persons participated in the seminar. The brethren concurred that such a seminar was needed, and another congregation in the area volunteered to host the program next year. Every seminar so far has concluded with another church taking responsibility for hosting a seminar next year.
We hope that all who attend these programs leave having been edified greatly. I know they enjoy fellowshipping with each other and eating together; brethren everywhere certainly like eating. Probably, we three presenters are as much or more edified than any of those who attend the seminars. May God be glorified and praised.