First . . . so sad about the Istanbul Airport and all the people who were hurt so terribly. We've been there several times and it's a lovely airport. The Turkish people are generally very friendly and Turkey has been one of our favorite countries to visit. So sad . . . We've also been in the Brussels airport a few times. So sad. Senseless. We pray not only for "the peace of Jerusalem" but for the peace of the world.
Changes in our mission . . . President & Sister Hicken finished their 3-years of leading our mission and returned home on Wednesday night. We will miss them. It was fun to work with them. They were great missionaries as well as good friends. (Some have asked if they're related to the Hickens from Raymond. Pres Hicken says he is related to all Hickens, just not necessarily closely related).
President & Sister Msane (pronounced mmm-saw-nay, only you say the "mmm" part really fast) are the new president and wife. President Msane is the first African president in this mission. The rest have been Americans. He is from South Africa and is of the Zulu tribe and he looks like a Zulu warrior. Sister Msane is a lovely person too.
|Dickens and Pres & Sister Hicken have had a long working relationship.|
|Elder Wafula loves teddy bears. He's not ashamed to admit he has one on his bed. He even showed it to us. But this huge teddy bear he bought on the street. Oh my!|
|Outgoing and incoming: Pres & Sis Hicken and Sis & Pres Msane.|