This picture looks kind of foggy or somewhat out of focus. It isn't. It's a torrential downpour - typical in Liberia's rainy season. It's like standing under a waterfall because so much water is coming down. This year, the rainy season is MUCH more rainy than last year.
Sister Akwuruoha and Sister Jibba on their way to an appointment after a district meeting. Notice the shower caps they wear to cover their hair from the rain.
Monday, June 18, 2012
l to r, Elders Obinna, Kirkham, Sister Kirkham, Elder Akwah, Sister Jibba, Elders Kouao, Dlamini, Sister Akwuruoha, Elder Buckman, Sister Lamwaka, Elders Esiaba, Pentreath, Sister Moseray, Elders Essego, Sekirime, Liufau, Nyaku, Smith, Willis, Mohlahatsa, and Elder Smith.
Unloading a generator we brought so we could use our computer and projector to show April Conference DVDs to Kakata Branch (1 1/2 hour drive from our apartment). Pres. Harmon, branch president, is the one in the middle.
Every week the members must carry the chairs you see in this picture to this school room where they have sacrament meeting. We are covering the windows to be better able to see the video. We watched the Saturday afternoon session and after a 10 minute break, watched the Sunday morning session of April Conference.
Sister Kirkham ready to shop at Waterside.
Waterside is where Judy shops when we have to furnish a new missionary appartment. At Waterside, we get everything from plates, eating utensils, and irons - to water barrels, large wash buckets, and mop buckets.
Hanging up a mosquito net to dry after washing at the back of our compound. I'm wearing the oil cloth apron made by our neighbor, Mindy Myers, before our mission, which I use when I wash the dishes to protect against spilling any of the clorox rinse water on my clothes.
On the road to Quita's orphanage, about 1 1/2 hour drive from our apartment.
This picture shows how keys are duplicated here. This man sits on a chair near the curb in front of a hardware store, using the short wall as his work desk, takes a key blank and using the metal file in his hand, hand-files the key to match the key I gave him to be duplicated. He uses his micrometer on his lap to get the depth of each cut the same as on the original. It takes 5 to 10 minutes. The duplicate keys work great!
Sister Kirkham copies Sister Akwuruoha's foot so we can get the right size rain boots for her.