Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 2014 Where Did October Go?

We have been going through all of the missionaries apartments taking an inventory and showing them how to clean (deep clean)!  Thanks to Sister Gates and Sister Sneddon they organized and replenish the necessities of the 24 apartments.  Sister Jacky has been showing how to clean each Monday on their P-day.  We have been encouraging this with all this Ebola!  We are fine with Ebola there are some cases of it way up north in the DRC but apparently it is a different strain than the Ebola in west Africa .  Here are the Elders and Jacky after they have cleaned.
 President Cook has even gone and shown how to clean especially the bathrooms (his favorite)!  This has been so good for the Elders and Sisters to see their President being of service to them.  He says he has the best interviews while cleaning!  Here he is showing them how to really clean those bathrooms!
They are so happy and love how clean the apartment is! Aren't they the best!
Each Sunday Elder Sneddon does what he does best, teaches the English Sunday School class!  How great it is for those of us that don't speak french.  
If he isn't at church he is here at the office taking care of all the finances of the mission.  He and Sister Sneddon are the BEST!!!!!
 We went to Kananga this month and saw our good missionaries. This time we took Pascal with us to evaluate the apartments and get them up to standard.  After he worked so hard the three days we were there he said to me " I am strong like a lion in the jungle!"
He has the funniest sayings. We love Pascal.  We couldn't do what we do without him!!
We attended district meeting with the elders in Kanaga.  Here's President Cook teaching with them.
Another exciting thing that happened this month is the mission got a new car for the President of the mission.  It's so nice and I am sooo nervous that we will put the first dent in it!  It came just in time for our visit with Bishop Stevenson.  It's a Toyota Foretunner . Never heard of that model in America but it's like the Toyota highlander has the two back seats in the far back.
President Cook goes and teaches with his missionaries as often as he can.  He loves to teach with them. Here he is teaching with the sisters at the church after Sacrament meeting
Where ever we go President Cook seems to have a following of children.  Between his whistling like a bird, snapping his nose, squeeking his palms together or playing Simon Says  kids are drawn to him.  Here are some of the faces of the children we love!
HereisFoundation from the Orphanage.  We have gotten to be best buddies with him!
Don't you love those cheeks and of course her cute hair!  Here are three Amigos !
While in Boma we were able to see William Bryce Vaudi.  He's now 4 months old and is the cutest baby!  I can see a resemblance can't you?
William has two brothers Samuel and Micheal aren't they the best in their matching outfits!
But the best part of the month was having Bishop Gary and Lesa Stevenson come to visit us for 1 1/2 days! It was like having alittle bit of home! He came to visit different building sites and the temple site!  No they have not started the temple yet!
We went to look at a special meeting house that is a building that the Church rents.  When we arrive there was a group of saints there at the church and Gary decided to talk to them. Here is Bishop Stevenson talking to them and President Cook interpreting for him.  This was the best!!
Gary and Lesa agreed to have a meeting with our missionaries.  This was so great so they could witness that we have the best missionaries in the world! (And they sing the best too)!!!
Here is a little bit of Providence in the Congo-the Sneddons, the Stevensons, and the Cooks! And Lesa and I getting all caught up on family!
We then took them to the "beach" they were going to cross the Congo and visit Brazzaville and the missionaries over there. President Cook said we look like we are in jail!!haha
It was hard to say goodbye to them but how grateful we were to have them come to Kinshasa.  As soon as they left we were on the road again!


  1. You are living the high life with that 4runner! That's Bryan's dream car but he's going to have to change that to a Ford something! Love all the photos what great service you are giving down to the cleaning. Hope you stay healthy! How great to see the Stevensens. The best. Wish we could visit you guys or at least be a fly on the wall during conferences. Love you!

  2. Glad you both are doing well. I am not surprised that the children have taken a liking to you both. :)

  3. I am constantly smiling every time I read your posts. You both are such wonderful examples.

  4. Elder Sneddon's halo is visible! I'm so glad you caught that on camera!

  5. Love you both so much. Steve and I are in idaho visiting the Binghams. Hannah is getting married June 5th in the ogden temple. A wonderful young man. We are so excited to see you And hear all about your adventures.