The Congo River (also known as the Zaire River) is the second longest river in Africa (after the Nile) and the second largest river in the world by discharge volume of water (after the Amazon), and the world's deepest river with measured depths in excess of 220 m (720 ft).
If this country could harness the energy of this river the entire country would have electricity and the excess could be sold to other countries. Maybe someone will finally tackle this project.
|The new tent cover is finished in time for the expo|
A new water well was drilled today here at the mission home.
|The truck on the right has the noisy generator that powers the drill rig.|
|Lots of workers standing around watching|
This is a picture of the moon as we left the Mission Home tonight.
|Ilunga hard at work. It is cold in the mornings so he is wearing his beanie.|
|Such a pleasant, happy man.|
|The driveway is a mess with dried mud too.|
A Mission Leader Conference was held today in Lubumbashi. The Zone leaders, Sister trainer leaders, and also this time the District leaders were brought in for training. All leaders from Likasi and Kolwezi came by bus to attend.
Sister Shumard had a match game for them to play using words missionaries use daily such as prayer, study scriptures, invite, testify, baptize converts, teach repentance, etc. They LOVED the game.
|Match Game set up on the floor.|
Le Boucher Restaurant is a little pricey. We only went here once when Sister Cook and Sister Vance were with us. Pictures of the inside are in last year's entries.
Walking through one neighborhood to get home we pass this home. We are told it is the home of Moïse Katumbi, who was the governor of the Province of Katanga from 2007 to 2015.
Nearing home we see the piles of mud that were shoveled from the lawn area yesterday and deposited here, outside the wall of the compound. Elder Peterson and Sister Eastmond in the background.
Inside the compound we see what the lawn looks like after the mud has been shoveled off from it. It looks terrible. Will the lawn survive?
|Man washing the gate.|
|Bridge made from an old gate|
|Is the beginnings of a good bridge|
|Elder Lorin & Elder Ron Peterson across the bridge|
|metal bridge patched with wood|
|fog lifting over the river|
|Early morning fog over the Gecamines smokestack and tailing pile|
|Mother pig wasn't sure she wanted us around|
|This is a silver gate, but in the early morning sun it looks like gold.|
|Pigeon coop on the top right of the house|
|Rounded ficus tree|
|Bridge over drain ditch into a compound|
|Ralph is still waiting to be a "bridge" over troubled water.|
|A small store turned upside down.|
June 30 - Dinner at the Catch Restaurant
|3 young people from our ward to be baptized|
Elder Beya K and Elder Mbala from the Mampala Ward with a sister from their ward to be baptized.
Sister Isampua and Sister Conteh with the 3 young children from our ward before the baptismal service
|Elder Beya K and Elder Mbala from the Mampala Ward with their|
|Eulie Masengo and her daughter Christ-est-la who was baptized|
|Sister Conteh, Crist-est-la, Sister Masengo, and Sister Isampua|
|Sister Conteh and Sister Isampua with the families of those who were baptized|
|Baby sister of the boy and girl in our ward who were baptized|
|Toy made from an oil carton|
|two girls outside of the church|
We FaceTimed Jared's phone and was able to speak with Erin and the girls. The pictures below were sent in an email. We are not sure exactly if the addition to their home was saved at all. It is pretty devastating to know that all the sentimental earthly possessions are gone. Thankfully, it was not nighttime with everyone in bed asleep when it happened. Or that they were home when it started. If they had been home they would have tried putting the fire out while waiting for the fire department. There were several small explosions due to the truck's gas tank and propane tanks that were in the garage. Someone could have been seriously injured.
We are so grateful for the watchful care of our Heavenly Father over all of us. Trials and challenges will come in everyone's life, but the gospel of Jesus Christ and His Atonement will carry us through whatever comes our way. The loving support of an eternal family sealed in the Temple will help us ultimately overcome.
Our Bishop's son, Emmanuel bore his testimony during the meeting today. He is leaving this week to attend the MTC in South Africa before serving his mission in Nigeria, English speaking. This is a photo of the Bishop Mukengela's family, with the full time sister missionaries, Sister Isampua and Sister Conteh. Emmanuel has been serving as the Ward Mission Leader
|Sister Keta and her four children|
|Elder Peterson with an investigator, Gordien.|
|Sister Peterson, Elder Emmanuel Mukengela, and Elder Peterson|