April 24 - Morning Walk
President and Sister Shumard returned home late this afternoon from Kolwezi. We had a working dinner at the mission home from 6:30 - 10:00 p.m.
April 25 - Today was the Lubumbashi Zone Conference at the Lubumbashi Stake Center. We drove over two different times taking items needed by the President for the missionaries.
2 missionaries going home to Kananga had their interviews and dinner tonight. They leave on Friday.
April 26 - All the senior couples had individual interviews with President Shumard this morning. They left at 1 p.m. for Bujumbura. They will be gone until next Tuesday morning.
One of the handymen who work for Church Facilities Management, Vani, is transferring to Mbuji-Mayi. His job here will not be replaced by a full-time church employee, but vendors will be hired just for the specific problem that needs to be fixed. We will miss Vani. He was so good to work with.
April 27 - Elder Peterson and I went to two apartments this morning for inspections - Gecamines 1 and Upemba. The roads to get there are so muddy and rutted.
April 28 - Elder Peterson and I picked up the two Elders at the Kawama apartment and dropped them off at the airport to go home to Kananga.
Things have been pretty quiet here at the mission office this week. Several vendors have come in for payment on the work they have done in some missionary apartments. Electrical and plumbing issues have needed our attention since Emmanuel left for Mbuji-Mayi. We started a Work Order system to keep track of the repairs in each of the apartments.
I entered in all the convert baptism records we have received the past two weeks during this week so that is all caught up. New missionaries arrive next Wednesday. The arrival packets have been finished for a couple of weeks.
This afternoon I put together the supply bags of blanket, towel, sheet, pillow, and pillowcase for the new arrivals. I am ready!!