Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Newcastle Upon Tyne Alumni

Brother Anderson is a consultant for USAid here in Liberia and attends the Sinkor Branch.  He and Elder Hezseltine were talking on Sunday  and found out that they both graduated from Newcastle Upon Tyne University.  Elder Hezseltine earned his BA with Honors and Brother Anderson his PhD. It is such a small world!!!!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Haircut African Style

Today was haircut day.  I have cut Elder Hezseltine's hair twice but the clippers we were using blew up.  We have been putting it off not knowing where to go.  The Elders recommended the shop by their old apartment.  Since we were there today to move the missionaries and there was no line we went in.  We were the "side show" for the neighborhood.  I think everyone went by and waved and looked in.  It is such a small shop that there was barely enough room for me to sit in and watch.  Elder Hezseltine got a good cut and the price was - whatever we wanted to pay!  We will be back!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Water Tank

New 1,000 gal. water tank for the Harbel apartment/house.   We also installed rain gutter to empty in to the tank. We got tank installed and put some test water in just to find out it was cracked on the bottom.  The next day we got a new tank.  It starts raining enough to fill the tank and we have no tank on the ground!!!
New missionaries will be arriving at this house on Monday, the first missionaries in the area.
Elders: Harris, Mohlahatsa, Finau, Oni.

New Washing Machines for the Missionaries

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Royal Liberian Mail

On Wednesday as I walked into the office I was greeted by 2 Royal Liberian Mail employee's asking me why I had not been to pick up our packages.  I told them that Brother Sayon went 2-3 times a week.  They then gave me a bag of 22 packages for missionaries!  They informed me that they could not store them and that we needed to pick them up more often.  When Brother Sayon got to the office he said that he had gotten a call saying that there were packages for the missionaries.  On Thursday he went to the post office to see what had happened.  He was given another 22 packages!!!  These were packages from June, July and August.  Some of them had been eaten into by rats and mice and others were fine.  There was one package that was so badly eaten we  had to open (what was left of the box) and transfer the contents into another box.  The only thing that had been eaten (besides the box) was a whole package of Twizzlers - we have discriminating rats at the post office!
This is only half the packages!!!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

New Furniture for New Missionaries

On the way to collect furniture

Load it up

I think we can go another layer

Street vendor.  Subway African style. Think I will skip this one.