$25 worth of contraband from Liberia.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Kissy chapel five miles east of Freetown
This was a break in the very rainy weather
This shows the baptism seating and the water catch basins between the main chapel and the side buildings
The font is behind the doors. We had to move our chairs because the rain was pouring down and blowing in on us. We had six convert baptisms today. The mission gets enough baptisms to create a new branch every month. They need leaders.
The main chapel. The windows are all louvered so they can let the breeze blow through. There are ceiling fans when there is no breeze. Sister Lauritzen and I gave training on branch missionary responsibilities.
This is the road from Kissy chapel to Freetown. It took us two hours to travel five miles.
The road from Kissy to Freetown looks like this the whole way. Everyone is selling something. Walking vendors tap on your car window and try to sell ... cookies, bread, phone chargers, car floor mats ... everything.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Sister Lauritzen's first attempt at baking in a propane oven with no automatic temperature control ... picture perfect.
Duly proud of her accomplishment. Sister Lauritzen shared cookies with the President and his wife and with our next door neighbors, Elder and Sister Randall. Elder Lauritzen ate a few too.
Visiting the elders' apartment in Kissy District today. Chico is the guardian of the gate and he was checking me out.
Chico waiting for a handout.
Elder Norton introduced Chico to the Book of Mormon, but Chico wouldn't commit.
This is the study area in the elders' apartment. The place looked like something from a bygone era. They study by candlelight because they seldom have power. They have no running water so they catch rainwater in buckets and carry it up to their second floor apartment. Spartan living! The young men and women serving here don't complain. They are constantly on a spiritual high from all of the teaching and baptizing. It's a great experience to be here.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
|A bountiful harvest from the St. Mary's fruit market|
|A beautiful red flower behind our house.|
|A beautiful sister behind our house|
|Our apartment is a remodeled chapel so the sign on our bathroom door looks very public.|
|The kitchen. Propane stove. Water filters on the counter left of sink.|
|Sister Lauritzen in her kitchen. Note: the refrigerator has a locking door ... like everything else in the compound.|