We enjoyed a light supper and Family Home Evening at the Mission Home. It was nice to visit with these couples and get to know them a little.
February 21 - Picked up the Assistants and drove them to the bus station. They are going to Likasi for two days to meet with the stake president and also to look for new apartments for missionaries.
Worked on the upcoming departure packets for March 21.
We were invited to the Karavia Hotel for dinner with the Humanitarian couples. Elder Peterson and I both ate fish. It was very good.
February 22 - We drove with the Humanitarian couples to a village about 20 kilometers away. Population is between 800 and 1,000 people. Eastmonds had been there last week with President Mwinkeu, 1st counselor in the mission. The village children attend school in the church. The village has built a three room school that is ready for the roof, doors, windows, etc. They need help to finish it. What they have already built shows initiative and that they are willing to work to complete the school. It appears to be a good project for the Eastmonds to start with.
|Trusses in the Church|
|Students having school in the church|
|Pews are 2 rows high of bricks|
|3 room school with walls almost complete|
|Front view of one room|
|Inside one room|
|Elder Scott holding heavy brick|
|Village leaders discussing project with humanitarian people|
|Mother hen with some of her chicks|
|Church in background|
|House with thatch roof|
|Well - water can only be used for washing|
|People gathered under canopy|
|Bucket dropped down well to get water|
|2 village leaders|
|2 village women|
|Goat eating leaves|
|Well with broken pump|
|Amazing the loads that can be carried on their head.|
|Village homes extend out a ways|
Spent the afternoon putting together the arrival packets for March 21.
February 23 - On our walk today we saw crows in this dead tree.
|Elder Eastmond clapped his hands and they flew away|
|Elder Eastmond and Elder Peterson walking up the steps near the small hyper pisaro.|
Friday, February 24 - on our morning walk
|Rose in our front yard - notice the HUGE raindrops on the leaves|
|Water falling into the ditch|
|Plant with spider webs all over it|
|Close-up of the spider webs|
|Green spider on leaf covered by a thin protection film|
|HUGE water drops on leaves|
|4 lanes coming at us|
|Elder & Sister Eastmond, Elder & Sister Peterson, Sister Bennett|
|Elder & Sister Peterson, Sister & Elder Bennett, Sister Eastmond|
Emmanuel who has worked for the mission for several years is transferring to Mbuji-Mayi to help the President in that mission. He and his immediate family will be leaving on Tuesday to fly to their new home.
|Emmanuel's extended family|
|Marline, Emmanuel and their children|
|Black butterfly with white spots landed on the yellow flowers|
|Elder Sebahi with his little amis (friends)|
|The used car lot on the way home from the stake center|
I am not sure why this picture won't come in the correct way. This is where the eclipse should have been in the sky.