Our main responsibility is to support our young missionaries. We get calls at all hours from missionaries who are out of power, out of water, or who have lost their keys. Glad we can help! But on the other hand, we're also trying to teach them to take responsibility: check your power meter, check your water, hang on to your keys!!
I had a sweet experience lately. I check through all missionaries' documents to make sure things are right. I noticed that for one missionary, Elder Gimeyi (you can see his picture in my previous post), his name was different on his passport and his mission call than on all his other documents. On his application, it was Gimeyi, but on his passport it was Gimenyi. I realized that he goes by Gimeyi not by Gimenyi. I also realized that according to the church, he would be called Gimenyi. So I phoned the MTC (Missionary Training Center) in Johannesburg, South Africa and suggested that his name tag be Elder Gimeyi, NOT Elder Gimenyi. The secretary said she would make the change.
When Elder Gimeyi arrived, his name tag was correct and I was pleased. I talked to him about it and he said that he had been praying that his name tag would be correct and he was so happy to find that it was. He and I were both happy that I had listened to the inspiration I received to make the change. We get inspiration from God for even the smallest things.
|Kids having fun on the Bungee Jump at The Hub. Not something I enjoy but the little child was happy. One on the other side was not. And her mother kept clicking away taking pictures of the very frightened child!|
|Here's a close-up of all the hair styles. Click on it to enlarge.|
|Their billboards are huge and so interesting.|
|Almost caught the logo on this bus: "If God is for us, who can be against us?"|
|Stuck in traffic again. We had to go downtown so LeRon could go to the dentist. We don't have much traffic here in the Karen area where we live and where our mission office is.|
|So on this same hot day as the picture above, we saw this man in a heavy coat and black gloves! He even had a hat on. I don't know how he could stand it in the heat!|
|Sacred Ibises (smaller birds) and the Maribou Storks. Those storks are huge.|
|The Maribou Storks are so ugly they're cute! These pictures were taken just around the corner from where we live. You don't want to walk in their droppings!|