Our trip to Likasi

Terri and I, Emanuel, and Brother Eastman drove to Likasi on Friday. The primary reason was to inspect a new home we are renting for two couples that will be staying in Likasi soon: one that will be staying for some time, and another that will be staying for a few months. The home will also be used for other missionaries who come and go during construction of new chapels in Likasi, visitors, etc.

A secondary reason was for me to visit all the missionary apartments in Likasi to inspect them and find out if they have water, power, security, etc.

A third reason was for Terri to inspect their medical kits, and to visit with the missionaries about their health, etc.

The following are some pics of the trip:

Elder farewell Likasi (2) The sister missionaries living in one of 4 homes rented by the church in Likasi.

Elder farewell Likasi (5) The ‘party’ atmosphere was due to the fact that this Elder would soon be going home, after faithfully serving two years in the Congo.

Travel to Likasi (2) Scenes along the road to Likasi

Travel to Likasi (3)

Travel to Likasi (4)

Travel to Likasi (5)

Travel to Likasi (6)

Travel to Likasi (7)

Travel to Likasi (8)

Travel to Likasi (9)

Travel to Likasi (10)

Travel to Likasi (11)

Travel to Likasi (12)

Travel to Likasi (13)

Travel to Likasi (14)

Travel to Likasi (15)

Travel to Likasi (16)

Travel to Likasi (17)

Travel to Likasi (18)

Travel to Likasi (19)

Travel to Likasi (20)

Travel to Likasi (21)

Travel to Likasi (22)

Travel to Likasi (23)

Travel to Likasi (24)

Travel to Likasi (25) These are sacks of charcoal that are made by locals, and sold along the road. Charcoal is the main source of fuel for cooking here in the Congo.

Travel to Likasi (26)

Travel to Likasi (27)

Travel to Likasi (28)

Travel to Likasi (29)

Travel to Likasi (30)

Travel to Likasi (31) Lots and lots of goat

Travel to Likasi (32)

Travel to Likasi (33)

Travel to Likasi (34)

Travel to Likasi (35)

Travel to Likasi (36)

Travel to Likasi (37)

Travel to Likasi (38)

Travel to Likasi (39)

Travel to Likasi (40)

Travel to Likasi (41)

Travel to Likasi (42)

Travel to Likasi (43)

Travel to Likasi (44)

Travel to Likasi (45)

Travel to Likasi (46) The ‘sticks’ being sold along the road are sugar cane.

 

Travel to Likasi (48)

Travel to Likasi (49)

 

 

Travel to Likasi (51)

Travel to Likasi (52)

Travel to Likasi (53)

Travel to Likasi (54)

Travel to Likasi (55)

Travel to Likasi (56)

Travel to Likasi (57)

Travel to Likasi (58)

Travel to Likasi (59)

Travel to Likasi (60) Very typical sight along the road. We saw 10-15 trucks stopped along the road with various problems. If there is an accident, or the truck breaks and cannot be fixed, it is simply left there along the road to die… and be picked-over by those who can or care.

Travel to Likasi (61)

Travel to Likasi (62) Lots of trucks drive this road. It is actually in pretty good condition, and at one point becomes a toll-road, costing 4,000 francs ($4).

Travel to Likasi (63)

Travel to Likasi (64)

Travel to Likasi (65) Terri says these were poinsettias

Travel to Likasi (66)

Travel to Likasi (67) more sugar cane

Travel to Likasi (68) Sacks of peanuts

Travel to Likasi (69)

Travel to Likasi (70) NOT sunflowers

Travel to Likasi (71)

Travel to Likasi (72) Hay being sold for use on thatched roofs

Travel to Likasi (73) potatoes

Each village along the road seemed to have their own specialty. Most worked on charcoal, but others had fruits, veggies, sugar cane, thatching, etc.

Travel to Likasi (74)

Travel to Likasi (75)

Travel to Likasi (76)

Travel to Likasi (77)

This truck had stopped because it was losing its load. They had not corrected the problem by the time we returned.

Travel to Likasi (78)

Travel to Likasi (79)

Travel to Likasi (80)

Travel to Likasi (81) They were actually doing some roadwork in one area– installing a weigh station along the toll road.

Travel to Likasi (82)

Travel to Likasi (83)

Travel to Likasi (84) Typical large truck hauling along this long, two hour drive, from Lubumbashi to Likasi

Travel to Likasi (85)

Travel to Likasi (86) As you get closer to town, the buildings begin to become more ‘western’ style.

Travel to Likasi (87)

Just another day on the road in the Congo… I wonder if the truck will still be here when we return to Likasi in a month or so…

Travel to Likasi (88)

Travel to Likasi (89) This is the more standard cargo truck being used in the Congo!

Travel to Likasi (90)

Travel to Likasi (91)

Travel to Likasi (92) Now we are into the town of Likasi

Travel to Likasi (93) We found the city to be very clean, and almost modern compared to other cities we have visited.

Travel to Likasi (94)

Travel to Likasi (95)

This is the standard way to carry your child in the Congo. It is always amusing to us when we see women coming towards us… more often than not you can see two little feet poking out on either side of them!

Travel to Likasi (96)

Travel to Likasi (97)

Travel to Likasi (98)

Travel to Likasi (99) I have seen this often: using old car/truck bumpers for fences, bridges over ditches, etc.

Travel to Likasi (100) This is the ‘marche’ in downtown Likasi at lunchtime. Fortunately we had to turn to go to an apartment before driving into the crowd!

Travel to Likasi (101)

Travel to Likasi (103)

Travel to Likasi (104)

Travel to Likasi (105)

Travel to Likasi (106)

The street where some of our Elders live and work

Travel to Likasi (107) No, they were NOT filled with water

 

Travel to Likasi (113) Still working on the truck on the way home!

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Our trip to Likasi

  1. Tito Senzoga says:

    I remember my town for 1988 to 2001, thank you so much to let me see again Likasi. Pray for the the town you have seen the life….
    I studied at ITI Vyombo-ISPT-ISTC.
    I was teacher at Vyombo and at Athenee royal de Jadonville; Institut MIKUBA

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s