Monday, August 29, 2011

The newly dedicated building in Kissy and the new District Offices for the newly created Sierra Leone Freetown East District

Future "priesthood holder" helping to set up chairs outside the Kissy building for the overflow that was sure to come for the District Conference .

The 3 Zones in Sierra Leone with Elder & Sis. Sitati; Pres & Sis Roggia; Elder & Sis Neves and Elder & Sister Patterson.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

All the Elders shaking hands with Elder and Sister Sitati after the group picture

Elders Moss, Kenner and Vaughan providing the musical number for the Tri-Zone conference with Elder Sitati

Friday, August 26, 2011

President Roggia, Sister Roggia, Sister Sitati, Elder Sitati, President Bunduka just prior to the dedication of the Kissy Building , Sunday Aug 21st

Monday, August 22, 2011

the new Kissy Chapel after the Dedication of the Building and prior to the District Conference Session.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

After the meeting of the Kissy Building Dedication and the 1st Session of the newly formed Sierra Leone Freetown East District. Approximately 1000 people attended this session.

Inside the Conference hall after the meeting on the West side in the "U" Building. There were over 1,000 people in attendance.

This is a picture of the new Sierra Leone Freetown District Presidency. They drove to the water taxi at Government Wharf to say goodbye to Elder Sitati. We had to leave immediately after the closing prayer to get him to the water taxi on time and there was no opportunity for pictures at the conference venue. Elder Sitati was actually taking a picture of them and so I got one too. Pres' Swaray, Turay and Yoripoi

Sunday, August 14, 2011

There is not a lot of traffic on Sundays, so after Church today we decided to take a little drive down to Lumley Beach. We drove by some little wood carving shops that I want to go back to on a Monday sometime, if I can talk Elder P. into it! We stopped for a while on the beach and walked along the sand. It had been raining hard during church but it was only a little sprinkle while we were walking and driving. Not long after we got back to the apartment, another torrential downpour came again. It was so peaceful at the ocean -- just the sound of the surf :) .

Saturday, August 6, 2011

A "rare" sight -- driving cattle to market! Usually we see goats being taken to the market. Nice to know that when we ask the butcher "what kind of meat is this"? and he says "cow" that he is correct!!!

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? As we were driving up the hill one evening to return to the mission home, we see this car coming down the hill. Ok, are my eyes playing tricks on me or is that car coming down backwards?? Yup, backed all the way down and past us. Still can't figure out why!

this is Andy Smith - he is a return missionary and works with the ERC at the District. He also helps sometimes us with our internet problems at the mission home. So this night he came up to see why we have no connection, and we gave him some chips and salsa. He liked it quite a bit - although it could have been a little more spicier for him.

Elder Patterson in the background as Elder Jenkins (who "just happened to be" at the office when Elder Laneri and Hilton came into Freetown the day before they were to leave to go home) was able to say goodbye to them.

The "Fab 5" (Elders Hilton, Smoot, Massey, Laneri and Hickey) in the suits that they haven't worn since they arrived in Freetown 2 years ago!! We will miss these outstanding missionaries - they represent great leadership in the mission (as Zone Leaders, Assistants. They will be a great asset to their wards at home or at school.

Waiting to board the ferry. three of Elder and Sis. Neves' children were here for a week and were going back to the airport in Lungi on the same ferry.

At the airport!

Sister Roggia caught me in this picture taking a picture of all the elders as we were on the ferry crossing the inlet!!! (check out her blog: ; for pictures of the elders and the ferry ride)