|We were also able to visit the future Temple site.|
|I took a picture of this little tree. I am wondering if it will be here, once the Temple is built. I'll be watching for it in the finished pictures of the Temple.|
That night, we had a dinner and a fireside. President Jameson taught us from the scriptures.
At the end of the fireside President and Sister Jameson gave each couple a statue. They were made by an elder's quorum president in Kinshasa. It took him several months to get them all made because during that time his young sister died and then his young adult daughter drown when her boat capsized while crossing the Congo. They gave us each a copy of the picture of the carver sitting in the Mission Home with all the statues. The statues are of priesthood holders blessing a child. Since almost all couples have a grandchild born while they're on their mission, they thought this was fitting. Even more meaningfully, they wanted the figures to represent the blessing that senior missionaries are to the infant church in Africa. As missionaries we have the opportunity to bless the infant church using our experience, knowledge and love for those we serve.