Sunday, January 26, 2014

Transfers - Our Last One!

Transfer week starts with handing out letters.  The rest of the week is spent taking departing Elders to the bus station and picking up incoming Elders.  We made 3 trips to the bus station this week.  Sounds easy, until I tell you that one trip takes us about 3 hours, by the time we pick up Elders, then deposit them with their luggage into their new apartments.  It's always a relief to get it all done.  The Gailey's in Douala, and the Bailey's in Pointe Noirre add the airport into their transfer weeks.  It takes a ton of effort from many hands.  We won't even go into the work of getting visas for them all.  But, transfers are exciting and a new start for all.  Here are a few pictures:

Farewell Elder Gelinas.  We will miss you!
Welcome Elder Johnson into Bastos!  I still need to get a picture of Elder Tripp and Kampoy in Ekounou!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Finally - Elders in Gabon!

This is a long-awaited day.  We took Elder Christensen and Elder Zurcher to the airport yesterday.  They arrived safely in Gabon and were greeted by their new companions, Elder Mpungu and Elder Mukadi, who arrived earlier in the week from Kinshasa.  It's a wonderful thing for them to be the first Elder's into Gabon.  Elder and Sister Moody are the Senior couple there and they have been preparing for these Elders to come.
Good luck Elders. We know you will do great things!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

P-Day Soccer and Haircuts

We went and played soccer with our Elders yesterday.  Here are a few pictures.

There were a few minor injuries.
Elder Colindres' first haircut with me.

Ready to go out and "Preach the Word".  Don't they look great! Elder Gelinas and Elder Hunt had already left, so I didn't get their pictures.  Sorry Moms.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Elders on the Streets

We love it when we are driving along and see our Elders.  They certainly stand out and we are always so proud of them.  Don't they look great!