Friday, July 12, 2013

Boy Time Flies!!!

I can't believe it's been two months since my last post! Sorry everybody.  A lot has happened in that time! A brief overview: two of my best friends (Rachel and Joanna Knox) came to visit for a weekend, my Dad came down again, we had the Circuit Overseer's visit, and we are in the final days of the District Convention Invitation Campaign.

Where to start....

The highlight of May was definitely Rachel and Joanna's visit.  It was so nice to have my friends from home come visit.  They came down for four days and got to go to my meetings as well.  I thought it was quite funny how they were entertained by the comments of the friends in my hall and their accents.  Down here in small halls, the friends are very expressive and share personal experiences, which are often funny. While Rachel and Joanna were here, we took them on the hike I usually do 2-3x weekly.  They thought I was trying to kill them. I guess I've gotten a little acclimated to hiking in the mountains, though by no means am I an expert! I also got to take them to Breaks Interstate Park, which is called the Grand Canyon of the South.  Afterwards, we went to "town," Pikeville.  They got to see just how far it is to a Walmart! Here's some photos from their visit:
Me standing on Pinnacle Rock

Joanna and I at an overlook
Rachel and I the overlook

Joanna and Rachel at the overlook

Rachel and Joanna at Pinnacle Rock

Rachel, Joanna and I at the meeting

Another exciting thing from May was that I had a snake invasion in my house.  I had laid down to take a nap and was woken up by my puppy, Gatsby, barking at the snake.  It was a black snake and it went under my refrigerator.  Let me just say that I hate snakes, they give me the creeps! This just happened to be a day that all of the brothers who lived nearby were out of town.  I had to call an older sister from our hall.  She brought her grandson up to my house to get rid of the snake.  Let me just say her grandson found it entertaining that both me and his grandmother were afraid of the snake!
This is the snake in my kitchen.

In the beginning of June we had the visit of our Circuit Overseer. How exciting that was! Down here, when the C/O comes we all have lunch at the Kingdom Hall for everybody that goes out in service.  I really like that because we get to spend time together and its a great opportunity to share experiences.  I don't know how many of you have had your C/O visit recently, but on Sunday we were shown an amazing video entitled: 
Good News to Every Nation, Tribe and Tongue.
What a wonderful video! We had many visitors attend to see the video.

My dad came down for the weekend of our C/O's visit. Its so nice to have visitors even just for a weekend. While Dad was down we also went to the Breaks Park and Grundy, VA.  Dad was quite intrigued by the Grundy Walmart and their cart escalator.  Here's some pics.

So that's a little update for now.  I hope everyone is enjoying summer! It sure has been hot and rainy down here lately.  More to come soon!!! 


  1. It is so great to hear of your stories and experiences. I am so glad you are doing okay. I was a little concerned when I did not hear from you. A cart elevator at Walmart the place must be huge. I have to say that the video was awesome Bro. Jackson was here the first week in July. Take care can't wait for your next blog.

  2. Kiersten,

    Thanks for the update. Continue to enjoy your sacred service!


  3. Hey Hun,

    Great to hear from you. Love the pics! A picture is sure worth a thousand words. It is so encouraging to see young ones like yourself giving their all for Jehovah. Thanks for sharing.

    Joe and Julia Green