Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Harbel Branch

New Harbel Branch meeting house
Baptismal Font
Old schoolroom where they use to meet
This is the new Harbel Branch meeting house.  It is just off the Firestone Plantation in Cotton Tree.  It is almost too small already!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Been Gone

Sorry for no recent posts.  We were in Ghana last week and had a busy week before that.
Slim pickings for dental work here in Liberia.  Closest one we found was in Accra Ghana (Manchester England  to get work done by Tony or Gill Burn was too far away) Elder Hezseltine needed some work done. Will post some more once we get our feet back under us.

Elder Bednar arrived in Nigeria while we were in Ghana.  We left Ghana before he arrived there :(

Thursday, January 16, 2014


Incy Wincy spider climbed up the spout
Down came the rain and the spider just kept coming.
This is Africa!

Father draws patterns on their kids arms and neck to keep the snakes
away.  Looks like they use a "Black Magic" marker.

Please Welcome Cole Clayborn Hezseltine

Our 6th grandchild was born Tuesday 14 January 2014 at 6:09 pm. Cole weighed in a 8 pounds 7 ounces and was 22 inches in length. He has lots of dark hair (which is shocking for us - all our children were bald until they were 3) and is the most adorable child EVER! Thomas and Kylee are the proud parents and we are the "over the moon" grandparents!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Dead Body

Learned something new yesterday.  We were traveling to Harbel and there was a dead body on the side of the road (not the first one I've seen).  The forensic van was parked next to the body with a crowd standing around.  What surprised me was 3 hours later as we were traveling back the body was still there and the forensics were gone.  We had a native with us who explained that when a body is found the body is left where found for 3 days for relatives or someone to claim and take away.  If the body is not claimed the government will then take the body away.  We assumed the forensics were performing some type of embalming to preserve the body in the 3 days of tropical heat.  It's not always possible to id a body, find next of kin and address here.