Wednesday, November 9, 2011

News About Liberia and Catching up on snaps...

For everyone's information, all the missionaries in Liberia are safe and sound.  During the elections, they are staying inside and no one goes out.  We fly into Liberia Friday to see everyone and have Zone Conferences to conclude the rest of our Mission Tour with Elder Mensah.  We have two District Conferences as well.
Elder Taylor showing a letter from Elder Ballard, of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles.  He was so surprised!  Elder Ballard had seen his brother before he returned home from his mission; so, sent a letter telling Elder Taylor.  We told him to keep the envelope and everything!  It just shows how individual and important each person is to the Apostles and the Lord.
 Sister Kirkham lovingly giving a haircut to Elder Nickle!
One of my favorite pictures...Elder Taylor and Elder Nickle with an eleven year old who chose to be baptized with his family.  We invite all to come unto Christ-- 8 years to 100 +.   Anyone under 18 has to have parental approval.
Elder Tims and the other Elder Taylor in Liberia a few weeks ago.  It was heavy rain and they were modeling their rain gear. (Elder Tim's camera)
Elder Tims and Elder Ogama with members of the Duala Branch and baptismal candidates. Brother Cooper, in the center, was doing the baptizing. A sweet work...
Elder Taylor, Elder Ogama, Elder Tims and Elder Ameworlor after a baptism in Liberia.
All West Africa Clean-up day.  The yellow shirts say, (with hand prints on the back) "Mormon Helping Hands".
 Way to go, Elder Tims! Bushrod Island Zone leaders showing the way..
 Muddy shoe and pants...
Elder Guzha had no problems crossing.... :-) hmmmm...
Monday, Elder Boye-doe and Elder Norton, Freetown Zone Leaders, on their way after Zone Conference.
Speaking of crossing water...  We are putting our life vests on as we embark on the Echo Water Taxi to get to the Lungi Airport. And, President Roggia on the phone.  It is almost a grafted part of his ear...
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Coming back on the water taxi. The waters were rougher on October 23rd.
This is for Bucky in Butte, Montana, who is a Green Bay Packers fan.  We are waiting to get on the Echo Water Taxi bus to shuttle us to the Airport.

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Going to the Airport (oops, videos are not in order) The waters were calmer heading to the airport.  This was October 11th.  (President Roggia answering emails as we travel.)
For my 95 year old Mother...her missionary is doing fine!  This is outside the Ghana Accra Temple.
Mission President Seminar in Accra in October.
During the Sisters meeting... We were taught by Sister Dickson, Sister Sitati, Sister Curtis and Sister Gavarret.  So very uplifting and inspiring for us all.... Elder and Sister Fife, Africa West Area Medical Adviser, spent so much time answering our questions about medical care for our dear missionaries.
 All of us on a bus going to an Indian Restaurant. 
Bus broke down on way to dinner...mission presidents pushing it out of the middle of the road... We were 'rescued' by several vans... 
 Just love these "fan" trees outside the beautiful temple..
We were blessed to have four General Authorities of the First Quorum of Seventy: Elder Dickson, Elder Sitati, Elder Curtis and Elder Gavarret.
In Elder and Sister Fife's doctor's office....very nice map showing all the mission presidents in West Africa.
 Nice display in the Ghana MTC cafeteria.
One of the classrooms in the MTC...

No, the phone calls and emails on the blackberry don't stop for any mission president.
Beautiful butterfly near the temple in Ghana.
 Flowers in a compound that we might rent for couples in Bo.
 Bright orange!
 The rain drops are still on it...
 These were very red and notice the shells in the cement...one of the construction guys did it one by one.
 Pretty, pretty.
 Shell by shell...He did a really nice job.
Papaya tree on possible rental.

1 comment:

Julie said...

I love your photos and stories. Thanks so much for sharing your mission. I have been quietly lurking for months, but I thought I'd let you know you have a faithful reader.