Villa Gonzalez


We had a fairly good size earthquake in the DR this morning. While I didn’t feel it in Fantino. It was felt from Via Gonzalas north to Puerto Plata.

Magnitude 4.3
Date-Time 22 Nov 2013 23:24:47 UTC
Location 19.719N 70.816W
Depth 13 km
Distances
• 4 km (2 mi) SSE of Imbert, Dominican Republic
• 15 km (9 mi) WSW of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
• 18 km (11 mi) NNE of Villa Bisono, Dominican Republic
• 19 km (11 mi) N of Villa Gonzalez, Dominican Republic
• 160 km (99 mi) NNW of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Villa Gonzalez Assembly hall of Jehovahs Witnesses

Villa Gonzalez Assembly hall of Jehovahs Witnesses

For many the main reason for coming to the Dominican Republic is to help people improve their lives and have a better hope for the future. The bible education work is a principle part of the lives of Jehovah’s Witnesses that come to the DR to work as Missionaries or Need-Greaters. Often the highlight of their visit is going to an assembly either in one of the native languages of the Dominican Republic like Spanish and Creole or in one of the other growing foreign languages of the DR like English, Russian, Chinese and French.

There are two Assembly halls or Salón de Asambleas in the Dominican Republic for the Jehovah’s Witnesses or Testigos de Jehová in Spanish. One is in Santo Domingo and is attached to the Bethel Branch office and the other is located in Villa Gonzalez near Santiago.

Getting to the Assembly Hall

If you are taking local transportation to get to the assembly hall you will likely be arriving into Santiago using one of the GuaGua companies like Expreso Quinto Patio, or one of the larger tour busses like Expreso Vegano or Caribe Tours. The smaller guaguas will normally drop you off at various locations. Ask them to drop you off at the “Parada de Villa González” at “Treinta de Marso”. This is the GuaGua bus stop that heads out to Villa González and will pass right past the assembly hall.

Assembly hall entrance from Highway 1

Assembly hall entrance from Highway 1

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