Monday, July 16, 2012

Grafton, Bo and Kenema

Had to smile at this taxi on our way... It was pouring rain. 
President Roggia and Br. Doe looking at the new font at Grafton Chapel and yes, lots of water now!
Pretty flowers around the chapel
Lovely... All things testify of the Christ.
Simple and colorful...
This time of year brings out the flowers.
The missionaries who live in the compound get to see all this beautiful flora every day.
Reds, yellow, orange, white...this is a blossom that is way above my head.
Checked out the "charcoal grill" at the Grafton missionary apartment.  All apartments in the Mission have little propane stoves with four burners and an oven.  Yep, it is true.  Sometimes when propane runs out or the stove isn't functioning properly, they will use charcoal.  :-) 
 Elder Narteh and Elder Jones...personal study time prior to President Roggia's interview. Note the nets...
Elder McDonald and Elder Asiedu studying.
Elder Wuthrich waiting while his companion was interviewed.  Missionaries are interviewed by their Mission Presidents every third month...and/or whenever it may be needed or requested.
Elder Wuthrich drew this and it is hanging on the wall in their room...Moroni in the Book of Mormon, the writing is in Arabic.  Took lots of notebook paper and taping...
Elder Nwaokonko now waiting for Elder Wuthrich...
Elders at the Grafton Apartment...all interviews complete!
President Roggia and Markus loading a freezer/fridge to take to the Kenema missionary apartment.
Our Bo East zone leaders, Elder Iheanacho and Elder Dyngee with Elder Schlehuber, Elder Turner and Elder Donkor at Sewa Road Apartment in Bo.
Elder Wooton and Elder Serafine in Bo.
Elder Wootten and Elder Despain
Waiting for their interviews...
Elder Tawiah and Elder Svongwa, Bo West Zone Leaders, coming into the Schlehubers compound for President's interviews.

Elder Svongwa getting zone mail out to distribute.
Elder Hill enjoying the Liahona...
Leaving to go find the true in heart.
Some of the sisters waiting for transport

Sister Missionaries leaving after interviews with President Roggia
Elder Egbo and Elder Animba saying good-bye to Sister Schlehuber
Elder Okeke and Elder Anibre leaving
Elder Burton and Elder Weller in their room at Kenema and very happy to get mail.
Elder Stewart and Elder Richards checking mail. And enjoying theirs...
President talking with Elder Weller for a few minutes outside IDA Chapel.
We brought extra peanut butter/jelly sandwiches (on bread that Sister Schlehuber made--yum!)

A picture for my mother to see her missionary, too. 
Elder Richards and Elder Stewart thinking of "only" questions to ask President Roggia... no statements.  They were role playing.
Elder Weller and Elder Burton
A young woman taking care of her little 6 month old brother.  He was laughing so hard.  So sweet
Find the bird?
Coconut tree...almost ready.
This butterfly was so amazingly beautiful!
A yellow "Eggplant" in the Schlehuber's compound...it has a local name but I can't pronounce it.
The rain is heavy today.  The Pennisula road was muddy but the streams and water falls were lovely.  Sierra Leone is beautiful!
We were up and on the road by 6:30 a.m. to return to Freetown.  This is the Grafton Road getting close to home.  We fly to Liberia this week.  President Roggia will be doing interviews with each missionary. Look for a post around the 27th of the Monrovia Zones.

1 comment:

Annette Jensen said...

Sister Roggia, I have to say you have a great talent for seeing the beauty in nature. Your photos of the greenery are amazing. I would love to hear more about the backgrounds we see around our Elders, if possible. I liked that you said the elders see this everyday. I just like anything that helps me feel a part of the experience there. And your mom will LOVE your self-portrait...you are a great daughter.