Water. This is the time of year where water is precious. Water is a basic need for baptisms, too. We have had 139 converts enter the waters of baptism in November...
We, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, believe in following the example of our Lord, Jesus Christ, by being baptized by immersion for the remission of sins by one having the authority of God. It is the gateway on the path home to our Heavenly Father. These wonderful people in Sierra Leone and Liberia are embracing the gospel and genuinely are born a new.
Above are just a couple pictures of baptisms that have taken place. First picture is Elders Hickey and Gunderson with recent converts. Second picture is Elders Ditsi, Dogbaste and Kitson-Dodoo (kneeling) with four faithful women desiring baptism.
We were grateful for the ferry that took us across the River Moa....lots of water there! It was a beautiful river and it made us think of the Chattahoochee River in Columbus, Georgia. The trees were just as majestic hanging close to the water. We are just climbing aboard the little ferry in this picture with the other passengers looking on.
More water--on the road to the ferry and after---the road most of the way looked like this--only some of the holes were much wider and deeper...President was driving and wasn't able to enjoy the scenery like me and the camera...:-)
A well was dug near the Mission Office in August. Since the water at the Mission Home is very low, we can transport water from this well. Usually we get a large water tanker to fill up our water tanks at the Mission Home. When that doesn't happen, we can fall back on this well. April will bring more rain.