We sometimes get caught up in the little problems and details and forget to see the big picture. The work is moving forward and people are finding joy in the gospel of Jesus Christ. We've gotten used to the enthusiasm here and forget how amazing it is. The singing is loud and meetings are long and frequent because people enjoy them so much. They look forward to cleaning the building with its attendant blessings and always start with a song and prayer.
The water was off at the Douala Branch building so the Elders moved the baptism to the Bonaberi building. It was well attended in spite of the distance.
|Elder Hatch, Mateo Charlotte, Elder Colindres|
We got word that Elder Okon is being transferred to Brazzaville, and were asked to get him a visa. This one went a lot smoother than the first time we did it. We’re still anxiously awaiting word on the other transfers that will occur in two days.
Our loaner piano went to President Ngueti’s home so his daughter, Brenda, age 12, and his wife can practice on it for four weeks. (Normally 3 weeks but a visit from President Monga is scheduled in 3 weeks.) It is fun to see such excitement! I took a photo of their duplex and a bunch of neighborhood kids ran over to get in it.
|Ngueti Home photobombed by local kids|
Piano lessons at the Douala Branch are finally picking up a bit now that we changed the time to 10-12 Saturday. School was making Wednesday difficult.
Brenda and Fleur Ida came to our apartment to learn how to bake a cake and sew with Sister Coleman. The sewing machine wouldn’t cooperate so we played SkipBo while the cake baked.
|Fleur, Elder Okon, Bernadette Ngueti, Marceline, Vinick, Brenda Ngueti|
We found some sausages at the store that are just like hot dogs, only better. I’ve been missing hot dogs so we’ve been enjoying them a lot lately. Now if only we could find pickle relish…
|YM in blue, EQ in orange|
|Pre-game prayer, in a circle|
|Corner Kick. In the back you can see the home of the Prince of Douala.|
|The ball is in the air.|
|Chefferie (Prince's royal office) in the corner of the soccer field|