We got together with the few couples that are left here in Kinshasa for a New Year party at Delises! We had wonderful food and played games. We played this game that you had to bend down and pick up a bag up with your mouth or teeth and each round the bag was cut shorter and shorter until you were finally doing the splits. Of course Sister Johnson who's 70 yrs young won with her finishing off doing the Chinese splits yikes!!! Unbelievable!!
We said good bye to Elder Mark and Sister Elaine Smith from Provo. They have been working with the PEF program for the last 18 months. They did such a good job they were able to train a local man to do their job so no one is coming to replace them. We love them and appreciate all they did here in Kinshasa!
I thought I would show you some pictures that we witness everyday in traffic. I'm constantly squeeking and squeeling as the President is driving! Praying each morning to bless us with safety in driving has taken on a new meaning here!!! The first photo is Kinshasas local art work. Actually these are mufflers and tail pipes that someone is advertising that he has! Haha
January took us to Kisangani President Cook was hoping on this trip to organize the first branch there but there were still some things that had to be done by Temporal Affairs before we could organize it. So we went to meet with the members and taught them about the organizations of the Church! It was so interesting to me how much the Church has on LDS.org to show exactly how the organizations run. We sent 4 missionaries to Kisingani for the first time what a blessing this will be to the saints there and the whole community. There are not many vehicles in Kisangani so motorcycles or bikes are the main transportation. We have seen a family of four plus the driver on one of these motor taxis before!!
Here is where the school was before!
We were definitely in the village here! Here is one of their homes! It's made with Adobe brick and mud.
We were a real novelty here the children weren't real sure if they wanted to come by me to have a picture taken.