Tuesday, November 25, 2014

St. Cuthbert's Mission with the Carters

January 4, 2014

St. Cuthbert's is an Amerindian Village somewhere between the Lindon Highway and Mahaicony on the East Coast of Guyana.  They have a big celebration there on an Amerindian holiday.  We missed that celebration with dancing, crafts, and food, but it was still an interesting place to visit.  We had talked about the fun time we had going there with Elder and Sister Bird, so Elder and Sister Carter invited us to make the trip with them.  There is barely a road to get there.  It is more like a wide trail.  On the fourth of January, during the rainy season, there were patches of the road covered with deep water.  Once we got going we decided to keep going because there was as much water behind us as ahead of us.
This was a momentous trip because we saw a black jaguar.  It quickly crossed the trail ahead of us and disappeared into the tall grass.
We had a fun time with Elder and Sister Carter and stocked up on hand woven grass baskets and crafts.
The water came 4 or 5 inches up on the bottom of the doors.  We prayed for dry weather for trip back out from the village!
Sister Beecher, three Amerindian Craft ladies, Sister Carter and Elder Carter
Beautiful orchids
The actual road is under water. We drove along side of the road for a short distance.

Elder and Sister Carter

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