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:
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.
Each village along the road seemed to have their own specialty. Most worked on charcoal, but others had fruits, veggies, sugar cane, thatching, etc.
This truck had stopped because it was losing its load. They had not corrected the problem by the time we returned.
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…
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!
The street where some of our Elders live and work