Friday, January 23, 2015

Mission Leadership Council Jan 2015 was the best so far! Many members in the Copperbelt of Zambia are preparing to go to the temple in Johannesburg. Baptisms and more baptisms! Members and missionaries make the mission what it is! with many challenges to work through and many rewards to reap every day.

MLC Sisters Hirwa Lyon Rakotonindriana Dlamini Proctor Quaye Falco Frimpong

Brother and Sister Phiri. Getting ready to go to the temple and be sealed for eternity!
Elder Chathyoka climbing the avacado tree at the Kitwe Chapel to get me some lunch while we wait for interviews :)
President Duma And Elder Fisk
Elders Mohlakoana and Hunter
My little buddy during Sunday School at Kauma, Malawi
 games kids play

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Christmas in our mission was wonderful!

Making Sister Reynolds' rolls for Christmas dinner with the awesome sister missionaries in Blantyre
                                                   Elder Barnard and Elder Chola
Elder Pauni and Elder Cunningham
                                     The 3 black santas!! Elders Etiag, Owor and Mwambu
Elder Hiltbrand went home with the coveted Jack fruit
                                 Lusaka sisters lining up first for pizza and chicken and salads
AP's Allred and Jorgensen...the best!!
                                         Lusaka and CB and Kitwe Zones gather in Lusaka.
 Our terrific senior sisters and couples

Masala Branch Creation December 14th 2014

  Masala, Zambia. 85 people in attendance. There was a very special spirit in the meeting and among these humble people. What a glorious day to be a latter day saint and belong to a church with a living prophet and the Living Christ and continuing revelation.
 Pres Safeli and his counselors with Pres Kapato
 Grace Mitambo and her daughter and grandchildren
 It is so great to have my sister in our mission. Especially on special days like this that we will remember forever... together.
 Sister and Cousin :)) Doesn't get better than that!
                                                           Elder Moya and  Mary Lunga
                                           Jackson and Diana Chansongo and their 5 children
                                               New Branch President and his lovely wife
Take a look at this load we saw on our way home from the Copperbelt! Talk about WIDE load. In Africa they call it ABNORMAL

More Departures than Arrivals! Not a good sign

 Elder Packer going home to Uganda...and then to LDS business college in SL and then to....the sky is the limit!
 Elder Wandera going home to Uganda to reactivate less actives in his branch....Elder Wandera is one of a kind! This elder has FAITH like we have seldom seen.
 Elder Hanson going home to Utah. So, so proud of this good young man!
 Sister Orr going home to Canada. Someday maybe I will ride motorcylces with her mom :)) Such a sweet heart of a sister missionary!
 Elder Amison going home to Birmingham England. This elder will go smart and so so so helpful in the office on the computer!
 Sister George going home to Rexburg ID! another wonderful sister that we relied on a lot and were so grateful for!

Welcome for 3 months to our mission from Durban SA mission,,,Elder Chathyoka from Lilongwe Malawi. 
 Good bye Sister Phahlana... she got her visa to Zimbabwe and we will miss her!
 Good bye Sister Bulha from Beira Mozambique! She is our first sister missionary to go home that we brought into mission! A milestone! 18 month mark!
Welcome Elder Ketchum from Las Vegas Nevada! came from Provo MTC with little sleep and still happy!