Monday, April 30, 2012

Mission Presidents Interim Seminar in Accra

Where we stayed... 
Dinner outside after meetings at the Area Office.
Server on roller blades at the outdoor cafe'.  Fun to see!
Part of the breakfast was a big "wow" for us!
The room where we were instructed in the Area Office.
Elder Fife and Sister Fife, as Area Medical Advisers, serve all ten missions and about 900 missionaries. They are excellent!  We can call anytime with any issue and they are there for us! How many from the Sierra Leone Freetown Mission can you find in this collection of photos?
 This is a picture Sister Fife took of Elder Priddis and Elder Goncolo in February. One of my favorite pictures. 
They are using it for the cover of a disk they created for all of us too.
 There just isn't anything more fun than to be with my dear husband.
Ghana Accra Temple.  
After pictures and saying our good-byes.  It was wonderful to be taught and to rub shoulders with such good, faithful, kind, gracious, honest, consecrated men and women who are all doing their very best to serve the Lord in His Vineyard all over the world. October will be the next seminar and we eagerly await more uplifting messages and instruction.
Sunset at Lungi while waiting for the water taxi after the flight landed from Accra.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Liberia and Interviews

We flew into Monrovia this time.  The Kirkhams picked us up and the Krumms took us back.
Bushrod Island Elders
Food, always a hit!
Elder Smith and Elder Liufau with Elder Ekpo in the background.
Baptisms that morning...
Mother so proud of her sons...
Elder Essego and Elder Appleby
Along with food, the missionaries love to see the transfer sheet and find where everyone has moved or not moved !
Sister Missionaries looking at transfer sheet.
We had 250 youth ages 12-18 attend a YM/YW Bushrod Island District Conference.  It lasted most of the day with classes and a final talk by President Roggia.  It was very well organized and a great success!
What a great bunch of youth!!
The Liberians call this a "bird nest" tree.  I understand why.
On the Duala market....looking for pots and pans?
We see so many unusual things carried on motor this man carrying a radiator.
Orange and pink flowers on the same tree.  Amazingly beautiful.
 The last four pictures were at the couples' apartment in Monrovia.
Elder Taylor and a branch missionary he is training.
Elder Boakye and Elder Raymond
Elder Taylor and branch missionary
Elder Harris
Elder Krumm, Senior Couple, with some the Monrovia Zone missionaries
Elder Raymond and Elder Harris
Flowers next to the Sinkor chapel.
Elder Kirkham's birthday.  Sister Krumm made a yummy lemon cake and Elder Kirkham bought Shark's strawberry ice cream.  The "match" on top was the candle for him to blow out.  lol
Elder Nickle...his hair is getting almost white in the sun.
Elder Opuene and Elder Nickle
Elder Vaughan and Elder Willis
Avocado tree... at the Paynesville Chapel.
Leaving Monrovia...
Arriving Accra, Ghana.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

At the border and the road

One of the trucks returning to Freetown after the jungle-road--to-the-Liberian-border-and-back trips yesterday... Elder Randall is getting ready to have it washed.
Clean up! Clean up!
Elders Lambson, Kirkham, Ameworlor and Mazani waiting at the Liberian side of the border for the other trucks to arrive from Bo.  They were playing Book of Mormon trivia.
Elder Lambson with Elder and Sister Krumm at the border.  The Krumms and Kirkhams are the Senior Couples in Liberia.
We took six missionaries out of Liberia to Sierra Leone and took five into Liberia from Sierra Leone.  It is quite the logistical plan to make it all work; but, it is His Sweet Work falling in place.
Exchanging luggage and bags...  (All border pics from the Kirkhams)
Elder Purcell made a big Welcome sign for Elder Burton and Elder Richards arriving in Kenema!  
From Elder and Sister Randall's view in the van as they went to Kenema with Elder Richards and Elder Burton.
Kenema has lots of cattle...
At the Kenema apartment... (last four pics from the Randalls)
Elder Norton with Elder Lambson: the Assistants
Elder Akwah and Elder Emanuelson, Freetown Zone Leaders
This is Br. Coker who left Friday for the Ghana MTC and will serve his mission in the Nigeria Port Hartcourt Mission.  It takes lots of faith for missionaries to leave from Sierra Leone and Liberia.  Almost all have never been on an airplane or in an airport.  Most have never traveled on the water taxi across the water to the Lungi Airport.  We admire such faithfulness and courage to serve the Lord for two years.