Monday, March 27, 2017

Hope you enjoy

 It is so hard to get a picture of the way the women and sometimes you will see men carry everything on top of their head.  You don't see them unless you are driving, and you go by too quickly to get any picture even if you had your camera and it was ready.  But just happened to get lucky on this one.  This is small compared to some items they carry.  You will see another one below that is carrying sugar canes and this was in Phalaborwa, the top one was taken in Botswana.
 I was trying to find all three pictures of the Church we meet at in Phalaborwa, but I lost it somewhere.  The above picture was taken March 26, 2017 you can see that they actually have it enclosed with tin, and they hang fabric on the inside to make it look nicer.  When we went the first part of February, where the tin is they had a tarp that covered the top that was shaped like a circus tent which was an upgrade from the first time we went.

 The little fellow was so cute, he did a dance for me that I took a video of, I wish I could include it in my blog. 
 Now this is a picture of the church the first time we saw it the first part of November 2016.  All it had was a flat tarp.  So you can see they are doing their best to make it nicer.
 These are some of the members from the congregations sitting in Sammy's Jeep
 Sammy and Elder Hawkins

Days in Namibia

 Here is a view of the coast in Swakopmund and the Atlantic Ocean, we finally made it there.
 They have camel rides along the beach, and in the back ground you can see the sand dunes.  As you travel from Swakopmund to Walvis Bay, you have the sand dunes on one side of the road, and the Atlantic Ocean on the other side of the road.
 Right out the back door of two of our missionaries (Elder Darley left and Elder Hamilton middle)

 To get to Swakopmund, you travel thru a desert so the above picture and below is the view as we traveled

 I don't know how to make these go in order, but the above and 2 below are pictures taken in Windhoek.  To explain, the second one below, he is a member in the branch presidency by the name of Clever.  The room he is sitting in is approximately 15'X15' (maybe) and these are his total living quarters.  As you can see he is sitting at his sewing machine, and makes the scripture covers and I also took a picture of some sandals he makes.  The fur is from a Springbok, and he makes them all different colors, I was quite impressed.  The above picture shows that they do not waste anything.  He takes old tires to make the bottom of thee sandals.  You can see them sitting on top and under the table.  This is outside in the yard.

 The above picture is of a big freighter out in the ocean, and the bottom picture is the four missionaries serving in Swakopmund in front of the chapel, which is rented in an office complex.
(Hamilton, Mosweswe, Mohatli, and Darley)