Friday, January 24, 2014

Friday, January 24 ..... Called to Serve

Mes soeurs dans l'église ...... My sisters in the Gospel

These are the Sisters of the Mpaka Branch.  They were cleaning the building where we had to meet someone, so I was able to help and talk with them.  The one in the in the middle is Pauline Mabiala..(don't you love her hair).  She was so excited to tell me all about how in 1992 Elder Nelson, and Elder Scott of the Quorum of the 12 Apostles came and dedicated the land for the preaching of the Gospel.  She and her husband were baptized and have served faithfully since then.  Her husband, is the 2nd Counselor in the Branch Presidency.  Sister Natacha, on the far right is the Primary President.  The other two serve in the Relief Society.  These wonderful Sisters love the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  They are so happy to share their testimonies through their service to each other and the Lord.  We love them already and can't wait to be a part of their lives for the next 18 months.

Yes, this is Johnny Depp .....  in the middle of the Congo

Elder Bailey went to our store to get some supplies.  We keep forgetting that we have to bring our own totes to put our groceries in.  So he had to buy one there.  Yes, these are the totes you buy in the Congo.  Who would have thought!  We laughed hard.