Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Three new sisters waiting for Kenya visas. While they're here we'll love them as our own

Dearly departed missionaries, as in those traveling back home.

Elder and Sister Harvey

Elder Speakman

Chris and Angela Chansa and their cute kids came over to swim

Robert had a bit of trouble and it gave Linda a good excuse to go into the pool in her clothes. As he was in the deep end and starting to struggle I said: "Well, you better go get him". She had already shed her watch, and glasses and in she went.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The construction of our new meetinghouse in Kalambo. Lilongwe, Malawi. A little different than the ones we put up in Utah.

 This will be the chapel
 Our construction team. Can you imagine showing up to work at a construction site in Boston with these shoes or no shoes in some cases? They're doing great work.

 These building will be used as classrooms and offices

The sights of Zone Conferences in The Copperbelt, Lilongwe and Blantyre

 The Assistants
 The Copperbelt, Zambia

 Lilongwe, Malawi

 Blantyre, Malawi
 Always great food

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A funny thing happened at the NIPA Graduation

So… we have some good friends here, Chris and Angela Chansa. Chris is actually my second counselor in the mission presidency and they are terrific people. They invited us to Angela's graduation from the National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) on Saturday and we thought it would be great to support her and a few other members who were also graduating that day. We parked and made our way with the crowd up towards the main stage hoping see them and maybe even find a place to sit. A woman asked us if we had been invited and we said we had and she directed us towards the front. We visited with a few friends on the way there and as we got close another woman said she had a seat for us. We were so surprised and honored when she walked us up on stage and sat us behind His Worship the Mayor of Lusaka and with the rest of the "Invited Guests". We had a great time and got an appointment to go visit with the mayor to work on some new projects we are planning for a "Helping Hands" event.

 Here we are seated just behind the Mayor

 This was a tribal chief who was graduating with the large group

His Worship the Mayor of Lusaka, Daniel Chisenga