Photo Gallery

2010 Guyana Mission Trip
Calvary Church main gate
Calvary Church main gate
Calvary Church, where I'm staying and working while in Guyana.
Calvary Church, where I'm staying and working while in Guyana.
Calvary Church parish hall.
Calvary Church parish hall.
The parsonage. I'm staying upstairs.
The parsonage. I'm staying upstairs.
Another view of the parsonage
Another view of the parsonage
Late night barking culprit #1: "Fluffy"
Late night barking culprit #1: "Fluffy"
Lat night barking culprit #2: "Rex"
Lat night barking culprit #2: "Rex"
Local street scene. Note the old German-style motorcycle helmets!
Local street scene. Note the old German-style motorcycle helmets!
Calvary Church compound. Church on left. Parish hall on right and in front. Parsonage is the building behind the parish hall on the right with the screened-in veranda on the second floor.
Calvary Church compound. Church on left. Parish hall on right and in front. Parsonage is the building behind the parish hall on the right with the screened-in veranda on the second floor.
Just off the market near Calvary Lutheran Church in Geoergetown
Just off the market near Calvary Lutheran Church in Geoergetown
Just outside the church compound, looking south along Alexander Street.
Just outside the church compound, looking south along Alexander Street.
Edge of local market
Edge of local market
Regent Street on a lazy Sunday afternoon when not much is going on.
Regent Street on a lazy Sunday afternoon when not much is going on.
Yup, that's the mall.
Yup, that's the mall.
Edoe, a vegetable that's pretty tastless
Edoe, a vegetable that's pretty tastless
Nice lady selling local rice
Nice lady selling local rice
Scene at local indoor market
Scene at local indoor market
Meat market
Meat market
Market scene a couple of blocks from the church
Market scene a couple of blocks from the church
Gentlemen, are you sure that you really, really, really have to go?
Gentlemen, are you sure that you really, really, really have to go?
Gotta love this one
Gotta love this one
And now from the other side. Almost every vendor like this has sayings painted on their cart.
And now from the other side. Almost every vendor like this has sayings painted on their cart.
Gotta find out the story behind this one. Fascinating.
Gotta find out the story behind this one. Fascinating.
This was the image on the other side of the front door.
This was the image on the other side of the front door.
View of sanctuary
View of sanctuary
Babsie Pierre, the deaconess at Calvary Lutheran
Babsie Pierre, the deaconess at Calvary Lutheran
Calvary Church: refreshments after church meeting
Calvary Church: refreshments after church meeting
People filling out their "Vision Worksheets" and enjoying snacks
People filling out their "Vision Worksheets" and enjoying snacks
Classic church ladies!
Classic church ladies!
And now for a close up!
And now for a close up!
Folks relaxing after church on Father's Day
Folks relaxing after church on Father's Day
Calvary Lutheran Church, Georgetown
Calvary Lutheran Church, Georgetown
Pulling up to the wharf to cross the Demerara River
Pulling up to the wharf to cross the Demerara River
On the river
On the river
Going with some church members for worship at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Sand Hills
Going with some church members for worship at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Sand Hills
heading upriver
heading upriver
Jungle on both sides of the boat
Jungle on both sides of the boat
Pulling up to get one more passenger
Pulling up to get one more passenger
Along the Demerara River
Along the Demerara River
Pulling in to Sand Hills. 
Mt. Zion Church is up at the top of the hill. 
Quite a steep climb, actually!
Pulling in to Sand Hills.
Mt. Zion Church is up at the top of the hill.
Quite a steep climb, actually!
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church
Paul ties us up to the dock
Paul ties us up to the dock
Mt. Zion Lutheran was completely refurbished a few years back.
Mt. Zion Lutheran was completely refurbished a few years back.
Front of church...in the rain!
Front of church…in the rain!
Church with abandoned water tank next to it
Church with abandoned water tank next to it
Mt. Zion
Mt. Zion
View from the church entrance back down to the river.
View from the church entrance back down to the river.
Kids coming to church
Kids coming to church
Inside Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Sand Hills
Inside Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Sand Hills
Pastor Richard Young with congregation members after worship
Pastor Richard Young with congregation members after worship
Next door is a community health center with outhouse and waiting shed.
Next door is a community health center with outhouse and waiting shed.
Several small shacks just to the side of the church
Several small shacks just to the side of the church
Huts near the church
Huts near the church
This kid hung around me a lot.
How does he manage to button his top button in this heat?!
This kid hung around me a lot.
How does he manage to button his top button in this heat?!
Pastor Fred with Paul
Pastor Fred with Paul
At the start of a short jungle walk
At the start of a short jungle walk
Fresh water spring in the jungle
Fresh water spring in the jungle
The spring
The spring
Paul and the kid
Paul and the kid
Another fresh water spring, with a walkway across it
Another fresh water spring, with a walkway across it
These little red fruits were about the size of a jackball. I couldn't understand what the name of it was. Tasted okay, but not that appetizing to me.
These little red fruits were about the size of a jackball. I couldn't understand what the name of it was. Tasted okay, but not that appetizing to me.
The Amerindian-inspired meeting place that was used for the meeting of the Non-Aligned movement in the early 1970's when Guyana was in its Marxist phase.
The Amerindian-inspired meeting place that was used for the meeting of the Non-Aligned movement in the early 1970's when Guyana was in its Marxist phase.
A little neglected on the outside right now
A little neglected on the outside right now
Inside Umana Yana
Inside Umana Yana
Large mural as backdrop
Large mural as backdrop
Standing outside the Umana Yana, the NW corner of Georgetown, looking across High Street to some of the beautiful old colonial buildings.
Standing outside the Umana Yana, the NW corner of Georgetown, looking across High Street to some of the beautiful old colonial buildings.
Government buildings along High Street
Government buildings along High Street
Almost every house is old, wooden, and beautifully made
Almost every house is old, wooden, and beautifully made
Notice the interesting "demerara windows"
Notice the interesting "demerara windows"
One of the little buses that run along certain prescribed routes
One of the little buses that run along certain prescribed routes
more buildings along high street
more buildings along high street
The famous "Red House," now home of the Indo-Guyanese political party.
The famous "Red House," now home of the Indo-Guyanese political party.
The Red House
The Red House
Note the windows with a wide edge at the bottom that used to hold blocks of ice (shipped in from Canada) to cool the room!
Note the windows with a wide edge at the bottom that used to hold blocks of ice (shipped in from Canada) to cool the room!
Now on Main Street
Now on Main Street
Not every home is in great shape. 
Lots are weather-beaten like this one.
Not every home is in great shape.
Lots are weather-beaten like this one.
Just about every street has an open gutter running along it for drainage.
Just about every street has an open gutter running along it for drainage.
Looking along the canal toward the Demerara River.
Looking along the canal toward the Demerara River.
Looking the other way along the canal
Looking the other way along the canal
Digicel "Free Zone" woman that I keep hearing and seeing on TV. Would you like "free weekends"?
Digicel "Free Zone" woman that I keep hearing and seeing on TV. Would you like "free weekends"?
Prime Minister's residence. I'm told that this particular kind of palm tree is imported from Madagascar.
Prime Minister's residence. I'm told that this particular kind of palm tree is imported from Madagascar.
Lots of religious messages on the car windows
Lots of religious messages on the car windows
Huge tree right in center of town
Huge tree right in center of town
downtown traffic
downtown traffic
St. George's Cathedral, reputedly the largest (tallest) wooden structure in the world (143 feet).
St. George's Cathedral, reputedly the largest (tallest) wooden structure in the world (143 feet).
outside St. George's Cathedral
outside St. George's Cathedral
Besides the heat and humidity (and the fact that it's wooden and not made of stone), it could be any Anglican cathedral.
Besides the heat and humidity (and the fact that it's wooden and not made of stone), it could be any Anglican cathedral.
Amazing wooden roof
Amazing wooden roof
Altar area
Altar area
Guyanese flag to the right
Guyanese flag to the right
Notice the florescent tube lights
Notice the florescent tube lights
Looking up Regent Street when not a lot of traffic was coming
Looking up Regent Street when not a lot of traffic was coming
Another government building (forgot which one)
Another government building (forgot which one)
At Kaietur Falls, one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world.
At Kaietur Falls, one of the most powerful waterfalls in the world.
At Kaietur Falls: Look Mom, no railing!
At Kaietur Falls: Look Mom, no railing!
Another view of the falls.
Another view of the falls.
Our plane that landed us on a jungle landing strip
Our plane that landed us on a jungle landing strip
Baganara Island, located in the middle of the Essequibo River, one of the largest rivers in South America.
Baganara Island, located in the middle of the Essequibo River, one of the largest rivers in South America.
Ariel view of the heart of Georgetown
Ariel view of the heart of Georgetown
King of Glory Lutheran Church, located on the west bank of the Demerara River
King of Glory Lutheran Church, located on the west bank of the Demerara River
Playing dominoes at King of Glory after worship
Playing dominoes at King of Glory after worship