We had a great Stake Conference this weekend. We are being led by God-fearing, good men. It's nice to see the strength of the African leaders. I'll post pictures of the missionaries in the next post. Sister Msane brought sandwich fixings and we had a little lunch with all the missionaries. So great to see their enthusiasm and their love of the people and of Kenya -- even when they tell me about their water problems, mosquito problems, etc. etc. They are fine young men and I am blessed to be associated with them -- black Africans as well as white Westerners.
Our sons Michael and Craig spent a few days with us last week and it lifted our spirits to be with them. I'll post about that later also. But for now I want to post about "The Big Five'.
The Big Five -- the lion, the leopard, the rhino, the buffalo, and the elephant -- are called that because apparently they are hard to hunt. So people come here to Africa to see the Big Five. Hopefully not to hunt them! LeRon and I have now seen all five of the Big Five!
|Doesn't this lion look majestic? Aslan in person!|
| Love those horns!|
|I love the big floppy ears! Elephants tend to take on the color of the dirt they roll in. Lots of red soil here in the Tsavo Park so the elephants are red.|
|We saw a rhino in the Nairobi National Park and before that in the Nakuru National Park. This one (pictured above) is a young Black Rhinoceros. There are White Rhinos and Black Rhinos and there are not many of either.|
|Here's a close-up of the baby rhino. Aren't God's creations amazing?|