They need a good dose of sun now to help those seeds start growing. Our classes are about the same for each branch; keyboard, teacher development, priesthood class, and temple class. The best part of the week is the time we spend with the members. I probably have said that before but I’m pretty sure I will say it again many times.
The long drives up and back are very wearing but it makes it worth it when you visit with the people. Bruce spelled a word wrong on the board and Lucy said in broken English “They have spoken English since they were born and they still can’t spell it” She is just amazing and preparing for a mission. She was baptized a year ago.
The pictures show two new elders we were blessed with for this transfer. Also the missionaries finally were able to move into their flat at Kilili and they are so full of energy and enthusiasm. Elder Khamalo is 26 and has an engineering degree. He came from Durban, South Africa, he is very smart, serious and has a great testimony. It is so pleasing if you can get him to giggle or smile. Elder Pocock is from Idaho and may be a new missionary but he is well trained and focused and always has a smile and a twinkle in his eyes. We love all our Elders, I check on their flats and make sure they have a cake or cookies if they keep it up.
We are preparing for a Zone conference in Mombasa the first week of November. It is 6-7 hours of driving away but I think it will be fun and we will be staying two nights with the Scotts. They are a very fun couple and a joy to be around.
We really appreciate your prayers and support, please don’t stop. Thanks so much
Taken along the road, vultures eating a camel.
Another Truck wreck, happens everyday
The truck slid down off the road blocking it. We had to pay them (they wanted liquor) to dig out the road so we could get by.
We went to Kikoko to visit the Matua family. It was raining quite hard but it just added to a wonderful experience. We love these people. They made us hot milk and we sat and visited. There are many families that are all related and live on the hillside there. It is very beautiful.
Justus, a return missionary loved Bruce's coat and wanted to trade but it just didn't work out
These sister plus 3 more and one man, came to clean the church they are so good to follow through with that assignment in all the branches we go to. Bruce had them singing "Put your shoulder to the wheel"
These children walked with us up to the Ilima Church. It was very rainy and as you can see one has a green plastic bag on her head. They are so funny and love to carry anything you are holding. I fell on the road on my bottom and my skirt was muddy with red clay. It dried out and was a funny story to share with the members. The primary program was wonderful. They love to sing and they knew their parts so well. Primary is the same all over the world.
Along the roads that are so crowded and bogged up allowing people to sell everything. This lady is selling bananas but the man facing her was selling sun glasses. Our favorite is when they sell Scrabble Games.