May 15 - Morning Run. Dad bought new shoes over the Internet and had them sent to Sarah in Lehi. She took them to Salt Lake and gave them to Elder Sean Donnelly who had been at General Conference and a Public Affairs Seminar. When President and Sister Shumard went to South Africa for Mission President Seminar, they picked up the shoes and brought them here.
|Good looking shoes|
|Before the Run|
|After the maiden voyage run - shoes no longer clean|
|Elder Tunga with the small mortar and using the other end of the fufu paddle|
|Elders Yombo, Tunga, and Egombe|
|Elders Egombe, Peterson, Yombo, Tunga, and Munduku|
|Orange flowers that look yellow in the photo|
We went to the meeting to take lunch.
At four o'clock we went to the Gecamines 2 building to meet Emmanuel. He is a ward missionary. He is going with us to two families that we have been asked to home teach. Emmanuel will show us where they live and introduce us to the families.
The first family live within a three minute walk from the Church. The picture shows four of the six children.
|Clockwise with older daughter Jesica, Jean, Sister Sina Tshiyamba, Francis and Rhiana|
The second family's mother is not a member of the Church. Only the dad and the children. We visited with the mother, Sister Sido and two children, Junior who is 16 and Elise who is 21. Sister Sido said she would be coming to ward conference on Sunday and asked us to wait until then to take her picture.
Some children we talked to as we returned to our truck
May 17 - Sunrise over the lake as we climb the stairs over and over
|Sisters Eastmond and Peterson, the two Elder Petersons|
|Sister and President Shumard; Elder and Sister Eastmond|
May 18 - Had a great run on the golf course. Elder and Sister Eastmond did yoga this morning so I had to run with the others. Kept up pretty good, but took a little shortcut.
May 19 - We delivered a brasero and charbonne and a new water filter system to the Kawama Apartment. The Elders were all dressed, ready to leave the apartment for the day.
|Elders Sangani, Adjra, Kande, Mamba, and Peterson|
|Elders Sangani and Adjra, Sister Peterson (still in running clothes) Elders Kande and Mamba|
Elder and Sister Eastmond met a woman, Marie Laurent, who runs a school for 400 underprivileged children. The children do not have to pay tuition. Some are orphans. It is mostly a girls school, with only 15 boys enrolled. Marie and her husband, Henrie, and their daughter Princess have invited all the senior couples to their home tonight for a true Congolese dinner. Sister Eastmond and I went at 3 p.m. to help with the dinner. When we arrived much of the preparation had already been completed. We chopped onions and tomatoes, and then watched in amazement as the 13 adopted orphans helped with the meal.
|Marie Laurent with the manioc leaves used to make sambé.|
|The manioc leaves have been crushed|
|Charbonne is ready|
|palm nuts - oil is pounded from these to be used in sambé|
|Palm nut after the oil has been pounded out|
|Cracking the palm nut|
|palm oil being added to the manioc leaves for sambé|
|oil added to the pork|
|a "twin" plantain|
|white beans added to the pork|
|Mortar used to crush leaves|
|palm nuts waiting to be cracked|
|tomatoes and onions added|
|Princess and others preparing plantains for cooking|
|A triple cooker|
|Marie Laurent cutting fish|
|Chicken in a wire cage with handles that can be used for turning the chicken over|
|Plantains cooking in oil|
|Each girl has a responsibility|
|dried fish that has been reconsituted|
|basting the chicken|
|basting the chicken|
|small fish frying in oil|
|maid cleaning the floor|
|Notice how she bends almost in half|
The finished products-- What a feast!! It was like Thanksgiving Dinner. You could only take a small spoonful of each dish because your plate was full!
|fish from Lake Tanganika|
|white beans and pork|
|Spinach with tomatoes and onions|
|Salad with sausage|
|Fruit for dessert--Fufu in the red container|
|The girls use plastic bags and crochet designs.|
|Notice the beadwork|
|Crocheted plastic around a bottle.. It stand about 3 feet high|
This next one simulates the DRC flag.
|It actually is a garbage can|
May 20 - We had a Senior Activity at the Pullman Hotel (formerly the Karavia). This is one of the places we walk to in the mornings. We are usually looking at the veranda from the other side.
|President & Sister Shumard, Elder & Sister Eastmond|
|Sister Nancy & Elder Lorin Peterson, President & Sister Shumard|
|Elder & Sister Eastmond, Elder Ron Peterson|
|Sister & Elder Peterson, President & Sister Shumard|
|Elder & Sister Eastmond|
|The pool really was more of a purple blue, but the camera gave us this pretty color.|
|Pyramid of malachite|
|Copper comes from the malachite|
This first picture is the family that we home teach. The older daughter was not in the picture on Tuesday.
|Sister Sina Tshiyamba, Jacquie|
|Elder & Sister Peterson with the family|
The mother of the second family did not come. We only saw the daughter we talked to on Tuesday.
|3 little children in the ward. Notice the girls' cute hairstyles.|