January 23 - President and Sister Shumard flew to Kolwezi early this morning, going for interviews and a zone conference.
January 25 - On our way to the airport to pick up President and Sister Shumard, we saw 3 young boys hitch a ride on the back of a tanker truck. They rode until the main large intersection by the Hyper Pisaro where one boy leaped off. The other two were still on, but we passed the truck so we are not sure how far they went.
|Notice the contents of the truck-- DANGER ACID|
January 27 - We went to the Lebanese Restaurant tonight for dinner.
January 28 - The Mission Home freezer died. Sister Shumard brought over a sack of frozen bananas. I made Banana Muffins with chocolate chips. Gave some to the Bennetts and the Eastmonds.
|Wearing Sister Vance's apron|
Bennetts came down from Likasi to get the inspection sticker for their truck. We went to the CarrFour and had a chicken sandwich with them for lunch. Then shopped at the large Hyper Pisaro. Bennetts then left for Likasi. They leave Likasi on March 31. The lease is up on the house. They will come here to the Mission Home and then leave for Canada on April 5.
President brought us a fruit slushi from the Lebanese Restaurant to share.
January 31 - On our walk this morning
|Beautiful flowers in the middle of a dirt path|
|Sunrise and corn field|
|The corn is planted among the trash heaps|
|A snail that almost blends into the dirt|
|Empty field behind our house and down the street a little ways|
|We found Ilunga, our gardner in the neighboring bamboo tree, cutting limbs down.|
|The tall bamboo branches obstruct our security on top of the wall.|
Departure certificates and packets are finished - ready for next week.
February 2 - There was a tremendous thunder and lightening storm last night that seemed to go on forever!! Had a light handy but the power didn't go out. Our generator was already on.
On the walk this morning
|Snails seem to be all over|
|Elder Eastmond touched his antennae to see if he would draw himself in.|
|Bird on top of the wire|
|Close up of bird|
|Saw this tree with many nests in it. Leaves all gone from the tree. Probably eaten by the birds.|
|Close up of the nests|
|Anyone know what this is??|
|Elder Eastmond holding a guava that fell from the tree.|
Going through pictures for the mission history 2016, looking for group photos of the arriving and departing missionaries.
February 3 - seen on our walk this morning
|Beautiful flowers in a yard|
|Same yard - different flower|
|Bridal Shop - anyone in need of a dress??|
Started special fast at 6:30 pm.
Sunday, February 5 - Our Bishop in the Gecamines 2 Ward was able to take his family to Johannesburg to the Temple this past week.
|Bishop Mukengela and Family|
Later in the afternoon it was raining very hard. We found out the hard way that we had no more water in the tank at the compound. The water company turned off the water on Friday, but none of us had been informed. So Jean, one of our guards, went around finding buckets to catch the rain water coming off the roof. We probably won't get water in our homes at least until tomorrow some time.
|Jean, one of our guards in our backyard|
|catching rain water for washing purposes|