Saturday, December 31, 2011

December 6th Arriving Missionaries plus Mail

Elder Coffie
Elder Asiedu
Elder Animba
Elder Osei-Kissi
Sister Squire
Sister Lemah
For those of you whose missionary is in Liberia, there is a post office box now and works very well for packages and regular letters or cards with 98 cent U.S. stamp.  It is:
Missionary Name
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Horton Ave & Capital Bye-Pass
P.O. Box 1905, 1000 Monrovia
10 Liberia

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Service Projects, Baptisms, and More

Sister Missionaries working hard 
Bo East and Bo West Zones after finishing about three hours of brushing grass and weeds at the Government Hospital for their Christmas Service Project.
We came back to the Njaboima Chapel and played water balloon volleyball.

Poor President Roggia had a little bit of a challenge getting his companion to hang on to the towel!  Drat!  Lost both of them and we were so close too!
The Freetown East and West Zones went to the hospital and sang Christmas Carols to the patients.  The nets cover the patients during the night.  Some are on the floor with a mat and some are fortunate to have a bed.
The missionaries said it was a wonderful experience for them to share Christmas with those in the hospital.
We see lots of children playing with wheels and a stick.
A baptism (Elder Taylor) in Sierra Leone (thanks to his family for the pretty photo)
 Baptism in Harbel, Liberia
 Elder Kirkham with baptismal candidates prior to baptism in Harbel. (Kirkham's photos)
 Freetown baptisms
New members in Freetown
Baptismal candidates at Sinkor, Liberia.   Our purpose as missionaries is to: "Invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end."
Oh, Elder Priddis, we work you too hard! He was totally snoozing on our way back from Liberia a couple weeks ago.
 Elder Wood shows how he and Elder Priddis spend the night while on the road.  They always take their net.  Hopefully there is an extra mattress or blanket.  Absolutely no complaints from them-- ever. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Freetown Branch and Christmas Dinner.

Lots of new changes for Markus, our former mission driver.  He was sustained as the Freetown Branch President on Sunday, December 25th  and December 1st, he  began his new job as a Church Employee  (Facilities Supervisor for the mission.)
This is his lovely family on Sunday.
Christmas Dinner with Elder and Sister Randall, Elder Priddis and Elder Wood, the assistants....Sister Randall made a yummy strawberry jello salad.  I made penne pasta with finger biscuits plus a key lime pie.  We were too full to eat the pie; so, we divided it up for later.
Clean up! Clean up! President Roggia washing dishes (he does every night after supper).  Elder Wood is drying and Elder Priddis was putting everything away in the china cabinet.  Sister Randall and I, with Elder Randall taking the picture. Many Hands Make Light Work!   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas with the Freetown East and Freetown West Zones

 Elder Boye-doe and Elder Norton...Freetown West Zone leaders
Elder Wood gently telling these little girls to find their primary class last Sunday in Kenema.  They loved to just stand and talk to him.

 Elder Afadi trying to figure out what that white round thing was....pour water on it and it becomes a wash cloth!  Very clever.  He loved it.
 Thanks to the Colbys in Hawaii and Twitchells we had Christmas stockings, bubbles, lollipops, kaleidoscopes and candy canes for all the missionaries.  And some left over for next year.
A Great Big Thanks for the 200 ties from the Denver North Stake with testimonies attached.  We took them to all the zones!
 Br Doe provided the Christmas Feast for both the Freetown Zones!  Thank you Br. Doe.  We all loved it!
 Elder Pabie, (Freetown East Zone leader with Elder Kotey) and Elder Priddis washing dishes after the feast.

Christmas with the Bo West and Bo East Zones!

Elder Emanuelson and Elder Milton, Bo West Zone Leaders.

Elder Stott and Elder Ellsworth Bo East Zone leaders

It was my birthday.  The two zones surprised me with a cake.  Elder Priddis is carefully carrying it in the truck.  What a sweet gift!