Friday, October 25, 2013

Missionary Work and the Atonement (+playlist)

Here is another video that is wonderful about missionary work.  It's the reason I am on a mission half way around the world!

Sedrick's Journey

This is a video that was put out by the Church about a missionary from the DRCongo that we have shown and love.  Even though we do not know this missionary it's typical of the caliber of the young men and women we call missionaries here in Kinshasa

Elder Omam

This is Elder Omam.  He is one our great missionaries in the DRCongo Kinshasa mission.  His father sent Elder Omam to England to go to school and to get away from the Church.  While he was there he decided to go on a mission.  This video was made for that stake in England for their stake conference to be held next week.  His stake president wanted him to bear is testimony about missionary work.  It is a wonderful testimony.  He is an outstanding missionary.   He went home to Cameroon to get ready for his mission.  Just a short while ago another missionary in our mission serving in Cameroon converted Elder Omam's father.  What a great example he has been to his family.  A few weeks ago his father was sustain as a counselor in one of the Branches in Yaoundé Cameroon.

The Singing Zone

I finally figured out how to download this video to our blog I hope it works. These are some of our Elders and Sisters in the Binza zone.   This is a Primary chorister's dream.  They sing with "Gusto"! Notice all the matching shirts the sister have on.  This reminds President Cook of Isaiah 54:1,2

Monday, October 21, 2013

Modes of travel this month

.This has been quite a month of traveling different forms of transportation .  First it was a fifteen seater bush plane on our way to Matadi DRC.  We sat right behind the pilot and president Cook said "it couldn't get any better we're in first class!"  It was a 45 minute flight following the Congo river all the way down.  Then President Cook thought we needed still more excitement so we rode the bus from Douala to Yaounde Cameroon a normal 4 hour bus ride through the jungle.  It started great until I it got dark and rainy and bumpy (because we choose to sit on the back bench-more leg room) and then then traffic hit and it took 6 hours!!!! Sister Cook wasn't a happy camper. And last we rode our first taxi.  Bryce went and put on the seatbelt like a good traveler and he had a permanent imprint of the dirty seatbelt on his suit when he took it off.  I guess no one wears their seat belts in taxis in the DRC.  But all in all it's been quite an adventure.  This month also we had to speak at a stake conference in Brazzaville . There wasn't a building large enough so they held it outside under tents.  It was amazing how many came.  It felt like a ground breaking ceremony.  Here is president Cook speaking he looks more like the president of the country than the mission.  We always love seeing all the beautiful dresses the sisters wear here is one of my favorites.