It rained very hard during the night and much of the day. We went out to inspect 2 missionary apartments. The rain was flowing very fast in the ditches alongside the road.
|Hard to see the swift current in the ditch|
March 8 - Nice morning walk to the small hyper psaro area to walk the stairs.
|Beautiful bird of paradise flower|
|Small sparrow in the middle of the photograph|
|Such beauty among the mud|
|Sister Shumard, Sister and Elder Davis, President Shumard|
They are from Idaho Falls. They are Mission Leader Support (MLS) Missionaries. They are here for 23 months. On Friday they will travel to Likasi to learn from Elder and Sister Bennett. This will be the last 3 weeks of Bennett's mission. Davis's will be able to observe first-hand what Elder and Sister Bennett have done in Likasi to support the leaders there. When they arrived in Likasi in December 2015, there was a district. In June 2016 the district grew to a stake. Growth has continued since that time. They have taught English classes, piano lessons, and supported all the wards and branches in the area. They will be very busy in the next three weeks saying goodbye to all the people they have become so close to. Elder and Sister Bennett will come to the mission compound on March 31, and leave for Canada on April 5.
Elder and Sister Davis will leave Likasi and go directly to Kolwezi, which is about a 5 hour drive from Lubumbashi. Kolwezi right now is a district. The goal is to help grow the area to become a stake.
I have been exercising my shoulder, elbow, and hand. Movement doesn't seem to come very fast. There is still some bruising around the incision area. I thought I should take a photo of it so I can measure the progress as it gets better.
March 9 - We had Elder and Sister Davis come to our home for a spaghetti dinner. They leave tomorrow morning for Likasi.
March 10 - President and Sister Shumard drove to Likasi with the Davis' following in another truck. Eastmond's, the other Peterson's went to dinner at Latte Lounge with us tonight.
March 11 walk -
|rock looks like quartz|
|Purple fluid dumped into ditch outside a walled compound|
March 12 - Katuba Stake Conference. Elder Stanley G. Ellis counselor in the Southeast Area Presidency, was the visiting authority. Justin in our office is the Stake President. We attended the conference. It was great to hear one talk in English. Elder Ellis had an interpreter.
A transport pulled up and all these people piled out--about 25 or so.
|With Simon, a member of the Nyashi 2 Ward|
|Justin's youngest daughter|
|Justin's wife, Christine with 5 of their 6 children after conference.|
The missionaries had a table set up in the foyer with pamphlets and Books of Mormon
|President Shumard with some missionaries and an investigator|
|Bishop Kazadi Jean Louis Mukadi of the Nyashi 2 Ward and his wife and children|