Sunday, May 8, 2016

May 9 - 15, 2016 - Granddaughter born this week

May 9 - Driving home with Sister Vance from the Distribution Center

Man watering the lawn--getting water from a bucket and throwing water from small container

Woman filling buckets from a spigot a couple of gates down from ours.
May 10 - morning walk
They started burning the brush. Ruined our sunflowers. Glad we took pictures last week.

Road still muddy. Water pipe still broken
May 12 - Sarah and Trent add a daughter to their family. They went to the hospital at 6 a.m.(2 p.m. in the Congo) They called through FaceTime after her water was broken and she was settled.  We talked on and off during the evening here until 9 p.m. (1 p.m. in Utah) Then I went home to sleep for a few hours. Trent called the phone around 2 a.m. I dashed over to the office and called through FaceTime. Trent clipped Sarah's phone to the side bed railing. So I was sitting right by her at her head the entire time. Lynden was born about 20 minutes later. Was able to hear her first cry and see her right away. What a blessing technology is. I don't know how I could have endured not being with them at this special time. Elder Peterson joined in after she was born.Stayed on FaceTime for about an hour with them before going home for a couple more hours of sleep.

May 13 - Morning walk with the Peterson's. Explored a new section of neighborhood to the west of us, across a main road where we usually turn. 

Usually on either Friday night or Saturday night we go to the food court for some dinner. A chicken burger, a hamburger, pizza. Tonight Elder Peterson tried the half chicken with fries.
Beautiful sunset as we were preparing to leave for dinner at the CarrFour

May 14 - Saturday morning walk with Sister Cook. The Peterson's did not go. Got a text saying Sister Peterson was not feeling well.
Love these gates

New construction

A broken water pipe caused this mess in the street. It reminded us of what it looked like during the rainy season.

Painted mortar around stones

Anyone for lunch??

Around 11 a.m. Elder (Doctor) Peterson gathered us and the Senior Sisters for an "information meeting." Sister Nancy Peterson had trouble all through the night with severe pain. He took her to get some tests at a lab downtown. The CT scan was sent through the Internet to Belgium to have the results read. She came home hooked up to an IV. We started a fast for her.

The Petersons were on the phone with Elder Jubber in South Africa and a doctor in Uganda discussing what to do. Later in the evening Dr. Jubber wanted to air-med her to South Africa. Sister Peterson did not want to go. She was afraid they would send them home. Finally, Dr, Jubber said they would wait until morning. Sister Nancy Peterson felt better during the night. Apparently she passed a gall stone. So all is well with her.

May 15, - We took President and Sister Thomas to the airport. They are going to Johannesburg and then on to Capetown, South Africa for the mission president's seminar.

We attended the Kisema Ward. It was created about 6 weeks ago.
Little girl at church

Bishop Steve and Matilde Mutombo

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