Friday, April 13, 2012

Transfer Trip to Bo

This was our second trip to Bo. It takes about 2 1/2 to 3 hours to get to Bo, depending on the driver. Bo is a much smaller town than Freetown and has a much more country feel. The pace of everything is slower, especially the vehicles and motorcycles.

Elder Purcell made a sign to welcome Elder Burton who is transferring and Elder Richards who is a new missionary. He added a little to the sign when he found out Sister Randall would be there, too.

Other than the zone leaders, Elder Stot and Elder Iheanacho (on the right) and Elder Randall, this is the Kenema District as well as the apartment roommates.

We're quite certain Elder Richards will have a great experience in Kenema
Oops! When Elder Randall said, "Do you think that wood will hold a van?" that should have given him a clue that maybe it's not a good idea. Elder Stott said, "I've seen cars go over it before."

Never fear! There are always missionaries to the rescue!
Sister Togba (left) and Sister Edem (next to her) were transferring to Freetown and rode back with us.

Our truck was used to transport missionaries to the border of Liberia where the Kirkhams pick them up and take them back to Monrovia. We had the good fortune to have a quiet day at Schlehubers while they and Markus made the all-day trip to and from the border. Fortunately, our security guards at the mission are happy to have a car washing job, even if it is a bad one, like this.
Four days after arriving in the mission, Elder Turner is baptizing at the Goderich Branch. He is serving in the Lumley Branch, but their font was not available this day. And the work moves on . . .


  1. I love seeing all the pictures! Dad, just make sure you don't leave all of yourself in Africa!
    The missionaries all look so happy and it is so good to hear the work is going well.

  2. I love seeing all the blog posts! It is so great to see picture of you guys and all the people you are there serving. All the posts will make a great book (wink wink)