Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sis. Greding brought some cute little dresses made out of pillowcases (her stake in California made them) to give to who ever needed them. So we gave a few to some of the little girls in our branch here in Freetown.

Humanitarian missionaries, Elder and Sister Greding, recently traveled to Sierra Leone to check on some water projects that they had started a few months ago. They visit about every six months to check on their current projects and look for sites for new ones. They are amazing people who travel all over West Africa for the church to scout out and find areas where wells are needed to provide clean water for communities.

The 13 new missionaries to Sierra Leone all need Residence Permits; and we had 7 elders who have been here for a year needing their Residence Permits renewed; plus we had one elder with a Visa that had expired in August. So this is the pile of paperwork that goes with applying for and renewing all those things. this and a check for 4,630,000 Leones!!! Pres Roggia was in Liberia, so I took the opportunity to lay these on his desk -- my desk is a mess (as anyone who knows me can picture) !Glad to have it all done as penalties are imposed if the permits are submitted longer than 30 days after arrival into the country.

Monday, September 19, 2011

some of the dresses and wooden car that the Greedings brought on their visit

Thursday, September 15, 2011

13 of our 19 new Missionaries arrived to Lungi Airport on Tuesday, Sept. 13th. Pres. Roggia and The Assistants took the three elders going home from their mission to the airport (see below posts) and picked up these 13: Elders: Adah, Baffoe-Appiah, Donaldson, Essego, Osifo,and Stewart, Wuthrich; sister: Akpanumoh, Arthur, Ashmah-Davies, Lamwaka, Togba and Usen. They all loaded up into the Van and Pres. car and went to the ferry for a relaxing trip across the bay and then dinner and the mission home.

New MTC arrivals straight to Monrovia from Ghana: Elders Fiufau, Nickle and Martin; Sis Edem and Notayo and Elder Taylor. The adventure begins!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Elder Visser and Elder Amoa-Ohenakwah, last day in mission. the two of them and Elder Chikwendu all going home today. You are great Elders and we will miss each one of you.

Elder Goncolo saying goodbye to elder Chikwendu who is leaving for home and Ghana after his two year mission.

Pizza with Elder Visser and Elder Akwah. Great day Elders, we are glad you took us with you.

Saying goodbye to Elder Visser -- we will miss you. See you soon.