I've been fighting a bad cold; they call it the "flu" here but I think it's really just a bad cold. Now I've been very kind and I gave it to LeRon. So now I am taking care of him like he took care of me for the past couple of weeks. It's a nasty bug, whatever it is. Everyone is coughing and they say it's just because it's so cold.
We've still gone into the mission office most days. We've been getting ready for seven new missionaries to come -- one from Zambia and the others from the US. Lots to do. There's a lot to keeping track of all the missionaries to be sure they are safe and accounted for. I had no idea till we came here. Every night (did I say this before?) each companionship phones in to their district leaders who then report to their zone leaders who then report to the AP's (Assistants to the President) who then report to the President. That way we know each missionary is safe. Sister missionaries have to be in their flats by 6 p.m. Elders (the young men missionaries) have to be in by 7 p.m. in Nairobi and by 8 p.m. in the rest of the mission. Good to have rules!
Now for a few pictures . . .
|Lots of hay for sale along the road side. Lots of horses in this area. They don't even shy for vehicles.|
|Notice the reddish dust on this plant. These plants grow along the roadside and are constantly covered with the red dust that kicks up from pedestrians, bikers and even cars.|
|The yellow vehicle ahead is one of those cute 3-wheeled conveyances that act as very cheap taxis. I bet they're awfully hot in the summer. Click on the picture for a closer look.|
|Here's Bishop Peter and his wife Pauline.|
|And our neighbors, our little African grandchildren, came over and joined in the fun too.|
|Here's our neighbor Sam with his two children, J* and P*. They all had great fun dancing with us.|