|A pretty pink Hibiscus on the Church grounds reminded me of my beloved Florida. I'm very thankful that our Heavenly Father gave us so many beautiful things to enjoy with each of our senses.|
|Admittedly my plate was more appetizing than Sister Stagg's. I don't know... call me picky, but I don't like eating something that is looking back at me.|
|This little girl sat in front of us. I think she had her big sisters shirt on because her shoulders couldn't keep it up.|
She gave me permission to take a picture of her unusual braid-do.
|There was no more room on the row with her family, so this young girl sat next to George.. What she lacked in braids, she made up with in sparkle paint on her hairline and sparkly gold shoes.|
|Across the aisle sat a young girl who watched us throughout with what I can only describe as a "bemused" expression. I motioned to ask if I could take her picture and a very small "Mona Lisa" smile appeared.|
|Very few people have cars & taxis are awful, so this bus was chartered by the members of one of the wards in the stake. Every seat and every INCH of "squeezed together" standing room in the aisles was taken.|
|Across the busy road from the entrance to the chapel, these waiting buses were also rented and the members packed in like sardines to return home.|
The beauty of the women and their lovely dresses always compels me to take a picture.
Here are three members waiting for a taxi outside the compound after the Conference.
| But, re: food choices... after posting pictures of some of the "unique" meats in the new store a couple weeks ago,|
it occurred to me that the Leg of Lamb I purchased this week might not appeal to some people, either.
|Soooo, I wonder if they actually PAID someone to come up with this name?|
And, will the hotel be full on December 21, 2012?
|A close-up of one of the cute outfits sewn for the orphanage children.|
|You know you are a painter in the Congo if... you paint the vertical blind pull strings to the wall.|
|You know you are a painter in the Congo if... you don't put a primer on the original enamel painted wall.|
|You know you are a painter in the Congo... if you first paint the light wall, dripping onto the baseboard and then correct it by painting the dark baseboard paint up an inch on the wall.|
|There is a story behind this picture. A young bird is not helped if someone breaks the egg for him to come out.|
The very act of using his "egg tooth" to peck his way out strengthens him. To do it for him would actually be harmful. So it is with our Father in Heaven.
He helps us when we have done all that we can, but He will never do FOR us what we can do for ourselves.
In this way, through adversity, we have the opportunity to become stronger.
|Brother Houghton, Sr., Brother Hawkins, Brother Kamosi and Brother Houghton, Jr. |
Brother K is from Washington, DC and was baptized 12 yrs ago by then "Elder Houghton" to the right.
The Americans have a construction business w/ an office in Orem, UT... about a 5 minute walk from our home.
|Speaking of food.. which would be most comforting to you... this healthy stuff?|
|Or Belgian Chocolate?... I thought so!|