Today (Sunday) we attended the branch in Waterloo, which is located southeast of Freetown, with around a 100+ members and investigators. The generator was on the fritz and the fans and sound system was not functioning. That's both a blessing and a hindrance. When the generator is running, it's hard to hear but the fans keep the air moving. With the generator is down, we can hear, but the heat is almost unbearable in the crowded chapel. Oh well, I guess we just have to adapt and make the best of every situation.
Coming out of the Stake Center heading to the font in the rear of the building
Pause for pictures...do you recognize the cute lady in the
handmade African dress?
I know there is a trail here somewhere.
There's that lady again
Patriarch Kamara baptizing his old friend.
Water tanks shared by the Stake Center and Mission Office
This young lady is the laundry girl (Brooker) for the missionaries
that stay in the apartments above the Mission Office.
The chapel in Waterloo is on the right and classrooms
on the left. The little old man in the purple shirt walks for two
hours every Sunday to get to church.
Classrooms and our ride and some almost ripe coconuts
in the short tree. I hope to be able to pick one when they ripen
The font next to the chapel
Isn't it inviting....
The District President Bai Sesay with the District RS President (in white) and
her counselor in green
Two cuties that love to pose for a "Snap" as they call it.
I'm not sure who all of the kids are. Some are from the neighborhood
that just come around when there is a gathering.
These people love gatherings.
See the almost ripe coconuts. One has my name all over it.
See...they love to pose.
The missionaries assigned to the Waterloo Branch
Just a few misc snaps... this is a construction area where a road
is being upgraded. In the wall of the excavation you can see the
layers from years past that are filled with garbage.
A closeup... it looks like an old landfill???
Center for JUNKS???
They are loading tightly bailed (bundles) of cloths
into wheel barrels. I'm sure some are from DI
Getting the word out about EBOLA
I want to see Tim do this with a bathtub!
Typical sides for our meals
This is the daughter of Sister Kargbo that Sister Barney is
going to help with their next birth. I was holding her while her mom
was busy. She was brave for a while, but the "Pumwi" (white person) was
just too scary. I hope to win her over with candy...
This is very common. We have seen them drop something,
bend over and pick it up, and never touch the eggs, or stuff, on their head.
Try that all you Grand Kids!
This is a "Moringa" lief that grows here on Moringa trees. ;-)
They are great in scrambles eggs, made into tea, or what ever.
Lots of vitamin C & A
Reminds me of watercress.
This is very common here. Barbed wire and broken glass
on the tops of the walls that surround compounds.