Saturday, November 24, 2012

Road Shots

 This is where we spend a great deal of time - in our Ford Ranger 4X4 truck.  This picture was taken by Sister Roggia.  We were delivering missionaries from the MTC to their apartments.

 Here's one way to move a mattress.  The Passenger's perspective.

The "taxi" driver's perspective.  Just pray you don't get a strong wind...or a big hole in the road...or a taxi passing too close...or a big truck whizzing by...or....

Gathering & Delivering 12 new missionaries from the Ghana MTC

 Twelve missionaries arriving from the Ghana MTC is the most we've ever received at one time in Liberia.

 Here are the Terrific Twelve - who come from the USA, Ghana, Ivory Coast, and Nigeria.

Elder Kirkham had to pause in delivering his four elders in order to put some air in the back tire which has a slow leak.  Elders Okunrobo and Zolo look on.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sister Elaine S. Dalton, General Young Women President, and Sister Kirkham

Sister Dalton, Sister Burton and Elder Curtis provided leadership training for the auxiliary and priesthood leaders of Monrovia and Bushrod Island Districts.  This picture was taken following the training.  The auxiliaries of Bushrod Island presented Sister Dalton and Sister Burton an African dress and necklace - which they promptly put on!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sister Linda K. Burton, General Relief Society President, Visits Liberia

 As part of her visit to Liberia, Sister Linda K. Burton, General Relief Society President of the Church, made home visits to four sisters in Monrovia.  l to r. Sister Burton, President Prince Nyanforh (behind Sister Sumo; he is 1st counselor in our mission presidency and as a young missionary taught Sister Sumo the gospel and baptized her), Sister Jan Jay Sumo (1st counselor in a branch Relief Society Presidency), Sister Curtis, wife of Elder LeGrand Curtis (1st counselor in the Africa West Area Presidency), Sister Kirkham.
 Sister Sumo prepared some fruit for everyone that she gave us as we were getting ready to leave.  We met on her front porch. l to r, Brother Burton, Elder Curtis, Sister Sumo, Sister Beah (Monrovia District Relief Society President), Sister Burton, Sister Curtis, Sister Kirkham
l to r, Brother Burton, Sister Burton, Sister Sumo, Elder Scott (Area physician), Sister Curtis

Sister Linda K. Burton visits Sister Martha Jackson

 l to r, Sister Burton, Sister Beah, Sister Curtis, Brother Burton, Sister Kirkham, Sister Martha Jackson who is a branch Relief Society president in Monrovia District, Elder Scott.  Sister Jackson does catering and is one of the persons we use to cater lunch for Zone Conferences.
Sister Jackson has faced a multitude of challenges with unwavering faith.  Elder Curtis was impressed to ask her if she would like a priesthood blessing before we left.  She readily agreed.

Sister Linda K. Burton visits Sister Lucy Kukulah on the porch of the Kukulah's home.

 Here, Sister Burton is greeting the daughter of Sister Lucy Kukulah.  Sister Kukulah is a branch Relief Society President in Monrovia District.  Sister Kukulah is seated, her husband is standing in the doorway.   Sister Beah on the left is the Monrovia District Relief Society President.
 After the visit, as everyone was getting ready to go, Elder Curtis, 2nd Counselor in the Africa West Area Presidency, noticed the neighbor man (on the left in white undershirt) who came over with a chair, and sat listening to what was going on.
 Elder Curtis went to the man and asked him if he was a member of our Church.  He wasn't.  Elder Curtis briefly explained what we were doing there and asked him if he would like to come to our Church.  He answered that he would, if he could come with his neighbor (Brother Kukulah).  Elder Curtis assured him he could.
Brother Burton and Sister Curtis are taking pictures of Sister Beah, Sister Kukulah, Sister Burton and Sister Kirkham in front of the Kukulah home.

Visiting home of Sister Lucy Cooper with Sister Linda K. Burton, General Relief Society President

 Sister Linda K. Burton, General Relief Society President of the Church, wanted to make home visits to several sisters during her visit to Liberia.  l to r from Sister Burton is Sister Beah (Monrovia District Relief Society President), Brother Burton, Sister Kirkham, Elder Curtis (2nd Counselor in the West Africa Area Presidency), Sister Curtis, Elder Scott (Area doctor), Sister and Brother Cooper (a former Branch President).

 Notice in the background, the neighbor woman cooking breakfast on her charcoal stove cooker.

This shows two neighbor young women doing the wash while the home visit with the Coopers is going on in the background.  Notice the sleeping dog, the wash board, the water which must be pumped from a neighborhood well and carried here. 

Bushrod Island Zone Conference, Nov 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Great View! The scenery is nice too!

Sister Kirkham and Sister Roggia on Subsistence day at the elders' Caldwell New Georgia apartment.