Friday, January 29, 2016
We arrived at the Salt Lake airport 29th January 2016. All our lugguage arrived together and came off the belt early. Amazing! That was a first. Our grandkids made us this airport sign. We were told that it is reusable and the last sign they would need to make for us :/ President and Sister Roggia were also at the airport to greet us.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
A couple of days before we left for home another package of 63 pairs of reading glasses arrived!
What a blessing!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
More dusty roads and many villages.
Lunch rest stop at ITI. Purchased pineapple and coconut – really sweet. Here’s the gas station. Restrooms are behind the building in the background, 2nd banana tree on the right – really.
Finally, our first sign to Greenville. But don’t follow the sign the bridge is out. We took the detour through Unification City. Good job we had Bro. Bolkai with us.
We dropped by Bro Bolkai’s farm 23 miles outside of Greenville. This is his family, mostly grandchildren on his 300 acre farm. Notice the bat (swallow) house over his right shoulder.
Long day on the road.
Accommodation at Greenville. The room had AC from 7pm to 7am. We are very grateful for AC.
Meeting with the saints in Greenville. No contact with the church for 8 years other than a few phone calls.
Path in dark blue, no roads indicated on map.
Early morning ocean mist as we leave Greenville for Harper. Just another 140 miles (7 hours) or so of dusty/dirt road.
Accommodation at the Catholic Pastoral Center. And meeting place tomorrow (Sunday)
Our room. Notice the AC above my head Standing next to our bathroom. A “jack and Jill” bothroom. Luckily President Carlson was next door. Not true for President Sayon who found a lady in his bathroom. He took his matress and moved in with Pride.
Putting in the last of our 20 gallons of fuel. No gas station in Harper. Can only buy fuel by the gallon jug on the side of the road.
Miami Beach (really, that’s it’s name)
Breakfast – Dry rice, fish, plantain.
10:00am meeting with the saints in Harper. We had no idea how many people would show up. They are “thirsty” for the gospel.
After the meeting we thought we would have enough time to make it back to Greenville by dark (7pm). This would save us a day.
More goats on the road. They think they own the road and you have to drive around them.
We arrived back in Greenville about 7pm and spent the night at the Mississippi Hotel. We discovered from President Sayon that you can order hot water to take a bath, so we ordered. A short while later a bucket of hot water was delivered to our room and we took a hot bucket bath. It felt soooo good!
Ready to head out.
You just never know how deep the puddles are so you have to stop and check each time.
President Sayon and Bro Andrews find some “bush” meat to buy and take home to their wives. They are so excited.
More bridges, more road, more bridges.
Back at the office.