Sunday, July 29, 2012

Ball, Baptisms,Byes and Beauty

In Monrovia, Liberia, Bushrod Island District had an activity day.  The elders played volley ball and soccer.  Each of the nine branches also had teams.  The Bushrod Island District rented uniforms for the elders.  
The cheering section with Sister Kirkham sitting at the guard shack.
The elders were the champions in volley ball!
 Hill Station Branch, Mt Aureol Branch and Belliar Park Branch members with those who chose to follow the Savior and were baptized as He was.
Family joy...
Hill Station Branch with families.
Elder Ngerem and Elder Sumrak waiting to be witnesses of the baptisms. 
President Roggia was asking the young man about preparing to serve a mission.
This new elder from Sierra Leone is going to Nigeria Enugu Mission leaving his family.  He recently became an uncle (to his right).
More good-byes to family. Another from Sierra Leone leaving to serve in the Nigeria Enugu Mission.
It doesn't matter where you live. Leaving home to serve a mission for two years and saying good-bye can be tough on everyone!  And, both had never been on a water taxi or an airplane.  It takes a lot of faith to do this... It can be scary.
Beautiful orange and pink bowties...
found in the center of the flowers at the Sinkor Chapel grounds in Liberia...
Our view of Freetown from the water taxi last Thursday as we returned from Ghana and Liberia.

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