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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Five Months and Rolling Along

We have now been away from Hillsboro for five months.  It really has been an adventure even though there are the mundane things we "get" to do.  Time passes so quickly.  This week was enjoyable in that we were able to spend a good deal of time with the missionaries.  They are so full of fun and enthusiasm.  You just can't help but love them.

Assistant to the President, Elder Osei-Brobbey, uses part of his Preparation Day to wash the mission SUV, which is the car he and his companion drive.

A gentleman in the Area Office has a side egg business.  The regular eggs are amazing, but look at the one in the top right corner.  It was huge!

 It was Preparation Day and so many elders were doing laundry and having sports activities.  Some stopped by Nancy's desk to sing Happy Birthday.

 We chose a restaurant that had been suggested for Nancy's birthday dinner.  When we arrived, we saw some familiar faces....other senior couples.  The Pecks in the foreground are leaving this week to return to the US.  The Websters, in the background, invited them to a "farewell" dinner.
 What a nice setting at Bistro 22!

 Stan enjoyed his South African imported beef fillet!

 Nancy had already eaten a portion of her Chicken Satay with peanut sauce, when we remembered to take a picture.

We shared the coconut cheesecake with passion fruit and mango sauce.

 I now have an official African fabric apron!

Stan bought Nancy a Nativity set made from corn husks.  It is very African.

Nancy spotted this sign on a bulletin board at the Area Office.  It is a nice thought from Elder Dube, a former member of the Africa West Area Presidency and member of the Quorum of the Seventy at church headquarters.

 Transfer Day!!  10 Elders and 1 Sister missionary arrived from the Ghana MTC.  That requires companions to come in from many locations; trainers and other missionaries meeting companions to travel to new assignments.

 Yes, the traditional chicken and rice lunch!

President Heid giving instructions.

 The "army" of missionaries listening to President Heid.

 Missionaries are loading up on supply items before heading out to their new areas.

 Saying good bye to Elder Morris, our office elder, who is heading to Hohoe - in the "bush!!"

Elder Pace and Elder Morris

 Renovations are starting on our old apartment in preparation for another senior missionary couple arriving the end of July.

A wall is being created in the bathroom to allow for a storage cabinet with a counter.

 Elder Quarshie, Assistant to the President, is always asking for reimbursement money and  loves to handle the money!!

Our Africa West Area President has served here for 5 years and is being reassigned.  Prior to being called to full time church service, Elder Curtis was an attorney.  He and his wife will return to their home in Salt Lake City.  Sunday was a Farewell Devotional for them in a packed Stake Center building.  There were three separate choirs plus the congregation sang the Ghanaian and American national anthem.  We will miss Elder Curtis and his wife Jane.

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