Sunday, January 29, 2012

Today in Sierra Leone Freetown Mission

For President Roggia's mother...
We went to Lumley Branch today.
Elder Priddis checking the outside font.
 Looking out of the compound at our parked vehicle...  
New Lumley Branch President Sahr Doe (center) with his counselors
 President Sahr Doe and wife.
Elder Wood and Elder Priddis taking care of things prior to Sacrament Meeting.
In Bo yesterday, waiting for interviews with President Roggia.
 Missionary sisters coming in for interviews with President.
Assistants on preparation day visiting with a family.
 Elder Inyang's first taste of cassava leaf....he is from Ghana 
 This is actually Elder Inyang AFTER eating cassava leaf...made him sleepy.
Sister Deen (branch missionary who has a mission call to Nigeria leaving in March)  and  Sister Ashma-Davis serving in the Freetown Branch.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Monrovia and Bushrod Island Districts and Zones

New Monrovia District Presidency with Elder and Sister Curtis.
These little boys just had to have their "snap" taken.
One of our former missionaries and his family.
These sisters were showing us their dresses when the gentleman in the t-shirt also stepped into the picture.  The little boy in front was not too excited however.
Bushrod Island District
Missionaries in the Bushrod Island Zone
Bushrod Island District Presidency with Elder Curtis.
Belated Christmas card...
Yep, Momma Nickle, he is eating cabbage!
Elder Guzha (goes home next transfer---still in Liberia) with President Roggia having a little heart to heart discussion.  He is smiling, so it must be good.
 Checking out the transfer map from a few days ago.
That all for now....

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Mission Tour complete: Monrovia

Elder and Sister Curtis visiting the Monrovia Zone and Bushrod Island Zone.  More to come tomorrow...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Leaving and... arriving on a jet plane....

 At the Mission Office prior to driving to the wharf...Elder Kotey, Elder Saxton and Elder Afadi.
 At Government Wharf...
 The sun was so very, very bright today.  We took the picture next to the van instead of the flag.  First time with their suits on---it was so hot for them!
Arriving missionaries: Elder Aniabre, Sister Sampson and Elder Inyang.
 Elder Inyang
Sister Sampson
Elder Aniabre

Monday, January 16, 2012

Returning with Honor January 17, 2012

Elder Saxton, Elder Afadi and Elder Kotey on Leister Peak prior to our Good-bye Dinner tonight.  We will miss them all.  We love you!   More pics tomorrow, then on to Liberia to continue the Mission Tour with Elder and Sister Curtis.  We will be posting those pictures next week.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Couples and Conversions

 Eco Taxi coming in on Tuesday with our new senior couple.
 Elder and Sister Schlehuber have arrived!  They will go to Bo and be the Senior Couple there with 30 missionaries.
Elder and Sister Greding, Humanitarian Couple, coming in for a couple weeks to work on wells and latrines.  They have been here many times and do a great work!
 Elder Animba and Elder Afadi with their conversions and families today.
Elders with families that were baptized today, also.
Elder Asiedu and Elder Wuthrich with a dear sister prior to entering the waters of baptism.
Filling the important element of the Doctrine of Christ: Faith in Jesus Christ and his Atonement, Repentance, Baptism by immersion, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end.
Up on Mt Aureol looking over Freetown-- Elder Animba and Elder Afadi, who returns to Ghana after serving honorably for the last two years as a full-time missionary.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

January 2012

New Missionaries from Sierra Leone who left for the Ghana Missionary Training Center (MTC). Two were going to Nigeria and one to Ghana to serve for two years.
Had a leak in one of the water tanks at dusk so Elder Randall and the guard lifted the water out and....
President Roggia poured it in.  These tanks are our only source of water.  In the dry season, water is trucked in.  In the rainy season, we collect rain water for daily usage.  We have a water-filtering system for drinking water.  So, water is precious...

 January is President Roggia's interview time with all the missionaries.
Elder Harris trained by Elder Hill who was trained by Elder Norton (grandson, son, father..... :-)  )
More interviews at the Kissy Chapel... this is the guard with Elder Stewart and Elder Taylor
President Roggia taking a few minutes... (the green round plastic on the back of one of the missionaries is a fan.  They cost about 1000 -1500 leones or about 25 cents. and most just tuck it into their belt when not in use)
Office Elders finishing reports...
This tree flowers then leaves come...