|Watering the lawn at the Lubumbashi Stake Center.|
|Monument at one of the roundabouts downtown|
May 5 - We drove Elder Ngoy to the airport. He has finished his mission and his family lives in Kinshasa. He is actually flying to Nairobe, Kenya where he will be released by a stake president there. He is being married on Saturday to Sister Wamalwa who finished her mission here in January. They met in the Ghana MTC. Next Tuesday they will fly to Johannesburg to be sealed in the Temple. Then they will fly to Kinshasa where they are going to live. It is a little different here where there still are arranged marriages. He will be marrying someone he has never been on a date with or even been alone before.
|Elder Peterson, Elder Nick Ngoy, Sister Peteson|
The following pictures were taken coming from the airport and driving into the city. We are coming off a small hill so we can see a little of the landscape of the city.
The children love their pictures taken.
We got to "Hangout" with my Mother, Betty Wood this afternoon. She is an amazing 90 years old and still very active. Love her with all my heart. Only 6 1/2 weeks until my sister Vickie and her husband Steve are released from their full time mission. It will be much easier for Mom to have one of us back home.
May 6 - On our morning walk we passed a charcoal stove that had been started. Someone is getting it heated for their breakfast.
|Charcoal (charbonner) stove|
|Birds flying north for the winter. Remember, we are opposite here.|
|Look at the little fog coming off from the river|
|Interesting shaped tree|
May 7 - Saturday morning. This morning we went on a long explore, two hours long instead of the usual one hour. We started going the same way as yesterday morning.
|Mist over the river again|
|Sunflowers inside a former brick home|
|Anyone need a painter?? Creative advertising sign.|
|The man on the left asked us to take his picture with his family. He is a money changer. The women had peanuts and other things for sale.|
|This looks like the beginnings of a bridge over the river-- never finished.|
|Coconuts at the top of this tree|
|This Mack truck isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Not only flat tires but the middle section is only rims--no tires.|
|This used to be a big billboard sign we would run to. One man said a car ran into it; another said the person renting the ad space didn't pay his bill so the owner of the sign frame cut it down. Who knows the real truth??|
|A torch was taken to this portion of the sign to cut it off.|
|Sunflowers all down this wall|
|Tree with orange blossoms|
|Close up of the orange blossom from the tree|
|Men with their garbage cart|
|Sister Vance with Primary children|
|Sister Vance and Sister Cook with an older member of the Ward|
|Elder and Sister Peterson with a young adult from the ward|
|Sister Cook with ward members|
|Chicken with her chicks that just crossed the road in front of us|
|This truck needs an emission inspection.|