Sunday, September 17, 2017

 6 September 2017  Just some randon pictures of our missionaries on transfer day.  I love having all the missionaries around.  Top the Elder holding the picture of Christ is Elder Mehlo.  What a cute group of missionaries.  Elder Wheelock is in the back and he is one of our AP's.  Elder Badoo on the right is the other AP.
 Elder Sarkodie and Elder Badoo.  Most of the missionaries love to have their picture taken, but especially these two.  I had to post Elder Badoo in the one below.  What a cute young man. 

 Another group of missionaries around the mission office on transfer day.
Below, Kids will be Kids.  Elder Vamanrav jumped in with the sisters and was being silly.  He is from Tonga. 

Sister Freeman, Sister Monesa, Sister Abakah and Sister Konan.  Cute Sisters!  They are so fun. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017

 3 September 2017  Farewell Dinner for Elder St. Mars.  He requested Taco Salad and it turned our great.  Below is Elder Wheelock, (AP) Elder St. Mars Elder Badoo (AP) and my good looking companion.  It was a really nice evening.  The Clawsons were able to join us later.  They traveled home from Bo. 
 Elder St.Mars was suppose to go home on the 4th of  September, but there was a problem with his flight and so he ended up going home on the 5th.  When I told him he was staying another day, he said, "Sweet".  He was a very good missionary and served faithfully to the end and then some.  He is also our last missionary to return home that came from another mission to help open Sierra Leone Freetown mission.  

This is the new group of missionaries we welcomed 5 September 2017 They are all from the US.  Several are from Utah and one is even from Orem. What a small world. 
 14 August 2017 Elder Ayabowie and Elder Ukandu are returning home.  The missionaries here really like these scarf's and have them made locally.  Below Elder Cluff is between them and Elder Sarkodie has the coat on.  He was cold this day, it was only 89 degrees. (I love his boots)  Elder Badoo is far right.  He is one of our AP's right now. 

Sunday, September 10, 2017

 These two pictures were taken Sunday 27 August 2017 on our way home from church.  You can see the red truck in the top picture just pulled in to dump the sand in the back of his truck and blocked traffic both ways.  This happens often, the only thing you can do is just sit and wait.  We were stopped for about 10 minutes this day. 

 These pictures were last Sunday 3 September 2017 on our way to Church.  We were traveling  down Pademba road.  It had rained most of the night Saturday night and into Sunday morning. 

 This is the intersection where Pademba meets Dundas street and it was a river going down Dundas.    Some of the taxi's turned around because it was too deep for them.  We were in one of our trucks and Brent just went slow and we made it through just fine.  When it rains here it pours sometimes. 

 A couple of Saturday's ago some workers came and cut down and trimmed our bushes and plants out front of the mission home.  Brent and I think it looks very nice and clean.  The hibiscus plants flower all year round here.  
 We love this colorful bush Brent is standing by. 

 Brent is picking an avocado in the top picture.  He has a long pole and hit it down.  That is how they pick them. This avocado tree is right next to the mission office.  We have several trees in our compound.  They call avocado's 'Peers". 

 These trees are next to the church building in our compound.  They are cutting them down.  They used machete's to cut the trees down. 

 Charbel Khoury, Brent and I, above.  Charlel is one if the owners of Serra Motors where we buy the mission vehicles. He and Brent have become very good friends.  He invited us to his home for a Lebanese dinner and you can see the beautiful food.  It was a delicious meal.  He is from Lebanon and has invited us to come and see him in Lebanon anytime we want.   He told Brent he could invite up to 4 other couples to come with us, but we just invited President and Sister Clawson, pictured with us below.