Monday, March 24, 2014

A Day With The President ~ March 25, 2014

We have had a busy week here in Pointe Noire....
President flew in on Saturday March 22 at 5:30 P.M.  We headed to the marriage celebration and the greeting of all the Missionaries.  They are always so happy to see "their" President.  Sister Cook knows that her time is short with these wonderful Elders and got "teary-eyed" knowing that come July we will be another mission.

Elder Hatch, Elder Rakotonindriana, Elder Wright, Elder Johnston, Elder Garland, Elder Gelinas, Elder Ndayizeye, Elder Van Ausdal, and President & Sister Cook

This is President Caillet from the Aeorport Branche, officiating at the reception of Allen and Bijou (Not sure how to spell her name?)  Allen is the Ward Mission Leader and served his mission in Burundi.  Bijou was the Young Women's President of the Pointe Noire Branche.  We are so happy for another marriage and the example it is for all of the young people.

 This is Elder Rakotonindriana.  He celebrated his birthday this week and received his "birthday pillowcase"!

This is Elder Ndayizeye.  I still can't say his name, but we will keep working on it. He is a wonderful missionary and working hard with Elder Van Ausdal

Elder Johnston is doing a great job as the District Leader in the Foucks Apartment.

Sister Cook is always telling Elder Hatch that he reminds her of her son Clayton.  She loves talking with the Elders.

Elder Ndayizeye, Elder Johnston, Elder Hatch, Elder Garland, Elder Van Ausdal & Elder Gelinas

Sister Cook showed the Elders of a family in Douala that is going to be baptized.  Elder Garland was so excited because he had taught that family when he served there.

Elder Garland helping with the dishes.

This is Elder Wright. He was helping me to know how to use my camera. This picture was taken without the flash which he showed me how to do.  These young Elders know their technology stuff, and can show us "old people" so very much.  We sure do love and appreciate them.

The kitchen help.  Elder Garland, Elder Bailey & Elder Gelinas

President and Sister Cook with the Missionaries.  

President taught the Missionaries from the New Testament.  He asked us to "put our nets on the other side of the boat", or in other words if things aren't going how we want, try another approach and see if that won't work.  We love our President and Sister Cook.  They work so hard for the Lord and for us.  They will return again next month to teach and train us again.


  1. I'm so glad the missionaries like their pillowcases. It was a great idea.

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