So between President coming on Wednesday, and no power, we have not had a window to get things going. But, hallelujah, the power is "ON" and it is 7:25 p.m. so we have lightning fast internet. Things couldn't be better!
We laugh hard every day about our new "normal" here in the Congo. Our new normal is that NOTHING is normal, and as long as we remember that everyday that we get out of bed, everything is great. We are enjoying our mission so much, and we can hardly believe that we have been out for almost 1 month!! YEAH!
On Wednesday we picked up President & Sister Cook at 8:10 a.m. Everything went great! We took them back to our apartment where they would be staying for the next day and 1/2. He had every minute scheduled for the next 10 hours with interviews with baptismal candidates, meeting with the Branch Presidents, teaching with the Elders, looking at property to build a new church, and getting to know us. What a kind wonderful man he his. They are from Providence, Utah where he was a Podiatrist. He served his mission to France 44 years earlier which is where he learned his French. Sister Cook does not speak French, but she has such a bubbly personality, and everyone loves her.
We spent much of Monday and Tuesday getting the house ready for our guests. We also spent time going to the store to get food. I wish it was like going to Macey's and picking up the items on your list and going home. But it is not! I am still trying to figure out what things are in French. I needed to buy some sugar........plain old regular sugar!!! How hard can that be. Well I saw "sucre", which I knew meant sugar and bought it and took it home. Well it was sugar cubes! ARGGGGG! We just blended them in the blender and they worked great.
We are sending some pictures of the house, so you can see how blessed we are. We love it and it is so safe and peaceful.
|This is our living room|
|Our front walkway|
|Prudence and Nephi|