Monday, December 30, 2013

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Food Baskets

This is delivering food basket and box  of vegatable to Sabinchias  family in Lkoni
 With kids 

Mom made up a treat bag for each child this little boy was so excited he jumped up and down with delight.

Elder Tauzie and sister Eva with food basket and box of vegetables


The church is really growing here.  This is President Agonza who use to be Branch President in Changamwe.  He baptized his niece and nephew.

 Also this is Elder Gwebo on the right who baptized a lady in Bamburi.  The church moves forward in each branch

Mombasa Branch Christmas Party

This is Branch Christmas party in Changmawe first the serving line. They served the traditonal African dish called Pilau [rice meat??? spice,onions,garlic, topped with a tomatoe salad and a Chapata looks like a tortia]

 Next us stuffing our faces . Mom eating African way with her fingers.

More pictures from Changmawe Christmas party. Kids eating and the handsome couple.

Mombasa Branch Christmas Party

he Mombasa Branch Christmas party was a hugs success.  They held it out in a park and had in attendance around 180-200.  Members and non members were invited.

This is a picture of Hunter and Yolanda who we spent Christmas Eve with.

The game with Elder Palmer blindfolded was really the funny one. They had a lot of us women stand in a line and he was to touch and see if he could find me.  He made a great choice.

We had a tug of war which ended the women down on the ground because the rope broke in half.  They had the women against the priesthood which wasn't that fair. 

The children dressed up in a lot diff costumes than we are use to, to tell the story of the birth of baby Jesus.

The children had a wonderful time as well as the adults and ended the afternoon with many wonderful Christmas songs and even had a dance or two.  It was great fun.  Mombasa Branch really knows how to party. 
Had wonderful food, pilau (rice dish) and fruits.  I took our own utensils as they serve it without any.  Although we have learned to eat with our hands like the rest of them.  It's just this cleanliness thing Sister Palmer has.  Go Figure! 

Serena Hotel

At our last Zone Conference we were asked by President and Sister Hicken to join them at the hotel.  We had a wonderful time.  They are truly a great couple.  We stayed at the Serena Hotel in Bamburi and it was beautiful 

Beautiful place to visit but I saw the largest lizard there but never got a picture. Darn!

Old, yet weird

This sign was along side the road and I thought how funny one man could be of help in so many different aspects of one's life.   Also kids line up for the bike of the century for this is what most bikes look like along the streets.

Hot Summer

Thought you all could use some cheering up with the beauty of Kenya.  With it being the hot season we are finding more beautiful flowers are blooming.  We know you are in the cold winter and not much blooming there so here's a little bit of sunshine for you. 

As we are driving along the roadside we see the many beautiful flowers that are growing.  So many different shades of colors.

I wish we could bottle up these beauties and bring them home.  Of course our weather would not let them live.  They thrive on hot and humid air.  Just wanted to share these with you

Monkey Feeding

New Elders

                     These are the three new elders in Changamwe.

Christmas in Kenya

Christmas Morning

Elder Tauzie and Elder Thipe

These are the zone leaders Christmas morning. Elder Ladwaba with the hat on with Elder Tauzie.

Us with zone leader Elder Ladwaba

goofing off these 5

Elder Kakarie and Elder Gwebo. They were late comers.

Elder Labwada, what a card!

Elder Kakarie. He loves to site and play the piano. He taught himself.

Talked Dad into wearing my apron since he cooks with grease.