Saturday, August 1, 2015

More departures and a sampling of recent baptisms

                                               Elder Namisi home to Uganda
                 Awesome and almost forever Zone Leader Elder Payne home to Utah.
Elder Mwambu home to Uganda. A terrific missionary!
Elder Venter home to Johannesburg. He served as our transition finance elder when the Skidmores left and we had no office couple coming to replace Elder and Sister Skidmore. What a comfort for us! We relied heavily on his skills and attention to detail. 

Elder Daniels home to New Mexico. This elder was a terrific cook and taught many of his companions how to make shepherds pie and various casseroles.

Reliable Elder Hill home to California. We are so grateful for his always willingness to do what was asked of him.

Elder Ngendabanka home to Burundi. 

Sweet and thoughtful Sister Muthengi home to Kenya

Elder Shamanga home to his home in Lusaka. It is sweet that we know and love Oliver Shamanga's family. They are a great family with 3 returned missionaries and one now waiting to go.
This was the first group of departing missionaries in 2 years that did not get a home cooked farewell dinner due to power outages all day and the Mission Office genset being on the blink! Instead we went to Mike's Kitchen for dinner at the Arcades Mall...thus the picture at the theater :)
Leif  had not given many haircuts lately except to himself...until Elder Venter asked a few days before his departure. For this elder...only the best!!
 Elders Parker and Mohlakoana in Luanshya with President Thole baptizing Brother and Sister Mulenga...kingdom builders!!
 Elders Chiliza and Draycott in Luanshya baptizing our friend Lydia

 Elders Shai and Doig in Blantyre

 Elders Allred and Barton in Matero
 Elders Tayembi and Owor in Kawama

 Elders Collins and Shai in Lilanda
Elders Owor and Tayembi in Kawama