Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Our version of Hot Running Water

This is how we get hot water from our shower upstairs to do the dishes and to the washing machine out back.
This is the washing machine in our compound.
Another view of the washing machine. Notice the "dumpster" (blue barrel behind the washing machine) that everyone in the compound uses for their garbage. Every few days, they have someone come with a wheel barrow, empty the barrel, load the garbage on a flat bed truck and drive off.

This is the community well just across the street from where we live. The kids come first thing in the morning to get water to take home.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Elder Lambson and Elder Raymond eating one of Sister Kirkham's hot oatmeal breakfasts during Elder Lambson's stay in Catholic Hospital

Elder Lambson was in the hospital for four days with gall bladder problems. Sister Kirkham provided 3 meals a day for both elders. Elder Raymond had a bed in the private room with his companion, Elder Lambson. The private room cost $60/day.

Elder Lambson (sitting) and Elder Raymond getting name and phone numbers from the nurses to pass on to missionaries who work in the areas where the nurses live. They asked each person if they wanted to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from the missionaries. They said, yes. Elder Lambson also gave each person a tract with the names and phone numbers of the missionaries in the area where each person lived.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Training District & Branch Presidencies in Handbook 2

We feel that using the Church's Handbook 2 will be a key to helping local leaders receive personal revelation regarding their callings. We will be offering several training sessions for branch and district leaders on Handbooks 1 & 2.

Changing yet another flat tire - this time in the pouring rain.

Our friend, Eric, helped me change a flat tire in the pouring rain. This time it was a nail. We pulled out the nail and with the help of cousin Bill's tire repair kit, we plugged the hole and it was as good a new...well...almost.

Sunny Boy helping change a light bulb in our apartment

Sunny Boy works for the owner of our compound. I asked him to help me change the light bulbs. He climbed right up on the railing at the top of our stairs and got the job done! It makes me think of a joke: how many people does it take to change a light bulb in Liberia....