Monday, March 7, 2011

African sunset

Elder Visser looking on as Elder Norton and Elder Lambson say goodbye. Elder Lambson was leaving to go to Liberia. They entered the mtc together in Ghana in July of last year and this is the first time they will not be in the same area. Don't worry elders, you will see each other when you fly home together in July of 2012. And maybe before that.

Transfer day; Elder Adjei waiting for his new companion Elder Tippets to come in from Bo. Elder Guza waiting for his new comp. Elder Assumang who just arrived to the mission field the day before and his companion Elder Dogbatse.

Saying goodbye to Elder Eshun and Elder Nyarko as they leave to go home to Ghana after serving faithfully for 2 years here in Sierra Leone. We will miss them a lot.

Elder Visser and I saying goodbye to Elder Njaga on transfer day as he left to go to Liberia.

Elder Jenkins hugging his packages!!!

Bro. Doe; director of Facilities Management for the Church here in Sierra Leone. I never did ask him why he was wearing this African clothing. He is usually wearing a white shirt and dress pants. He does have a thing about shoes though.

Elder Dickson (1st Co. in the Africa West Authority Presidency) and of the 1st Quorum of 70 and Sis. Dickson were here this past week for a mission tour and to preside over a District Conference. This is all the elders serving in Sierra Leone both the Freetown and Bo zones. along with The Dickson's, Pres & Sis Roggia and Elder and Sis. Neves. Elder Dickson also met with the missionaries and gave instruction along with Sis. Dickson and Pres Roggia.

Elders Lowe, Massey, Jenkins and Emanuelson after setting up chairs for the District Conference for the East side of Freetown. All the elders worked hard to get the rented hall ready for the members that morning.

Sister Dickson, Sister Roggia and Sister Neves (sitting). Sis. Dickson gave us a class on the updates to new family search after which we had a little lunch and watched a fun dvd "How to Train your Dragon". It wonderful to just be able to visit and have some "girl" time.

This is Georgetta and Woma. They are part of sis. Massaquoi's family. Sis. Massaquoi sends the children to the mission office with banana's and pineapples and potatoe and plantain for us. She has a little stand where she sells these things that are brought in from the providences for her. She will not let us pay for them. So I buy bread or make things for her. She is so grateful that the gospel has come into her life. She is a great member- missionary. She has brought 6 members of her family to the waters of baptism. She is an amazing lady.

The elders in the Freetown District recently killed this cobra on their front porch!! It had just finished eating a frog and after they killed it, they slit its stomach and the frog fell out. it was dead, but whole!! The Elders were so proud of themselves.