Saturday, April 23, 2011


The Easter Bunny Factory

Tomatoes grow into interesting shapes here in Sierra Leone.

The Assistants (Elder Grabau and Elder Smoot) with two new missionaries ( Elder Bangura and Elder Mansaray) and their families prior to their (the new missionaries) departure to fly to Ghana and to the MTC. President Roggia had just set the new elders apart as full time missionaries.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Elders are all so willing to help anyone in need. This day at the beach they saw some fishermen bringing in their huge nets from the ocean and so they all went down to help.

We all "pulled together" and helped some fishermen get their catch in!

PRE-Easter Dinner!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

A P-day at the beach with the Elders. The Elders played "futball" while us more mature "Sr" missionaries watched. In this picture Elder Hickey and Elder Visser are jumping off a small berm.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Discussion in the mail/copy/break room

Elder Patterson and Elder Massey having a discussion while Elder Jenkins rummages thru all the mail to make sure he didn't miss something!


Meeting the new elders who came on March 29th. Five from Nigeria; Elders Egbo, Iyiewuare, Iheanacho, Opuene and O'binna; and two from Australia: Elders Beckwith and Appleby.

Goodbye Elder Ewudzie

saying goodbye to Elder Ewudzie

Elder Ewudzie

Elder Ewudzie and Elder Hickey waiting to take Elder Ewudzie to Government Wharf and Lungi airport to fly home to Ghana after his 2 yr mission in Sierra Leone. He had dinner that night in Accra with his twin brother (who was also being released from his 2 yr mission) and his brother's mission president (Ghana Accra Mission). We miss you "brother" Ewudzie.


Beautiful sunsets; captured this on the way up the hill about 6:30 one evening after leaving the mission office.



a few of our favorite things

A few of our favorite things... (if your picture is not on here -- you didn't send us one).

Thursday, April 7, 2011

James Abdul Sesay opening his mission call to the Ghana Cape Coast Mission. He reports on May 13th.

An early morning view of some homes on the hillside.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

There are no open burning laws in Sierra Leone. So as the ladies clear the papers and plastics from the roadside they burn it.

Dozens of women gather each morning to "work" their way down the hillside road picking up the plastics and paper and dead leaves to be burned in order to beautify the roadside. They work very hard and are doing a great job. We clap for them as we drive by each morning.

Parade down Main Motor Road celebrating "Pick a Plastic Day". To get ready for the 50th anniversary of Sierra Leone's Independence on April 25, the people are cleaning up the town of Freetown. Pick a Plastic refers to the millions of plastic and paper wrappings that are thrown on the ground everywhere. Everything does look nicer now.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

this is Jessie Wallace; what a little cutie!!