After Zone Conference in Luputa, the Elders gathered together for a picture:
Then we had lunch, prepared by the local Relief Society:
The meal consisted of Foo Foo and manioc, rice, goat, veggies, spaghetti, etc., all cooked with loving care by the Sisters of Luputa.
Here one sister is grinding peppers for a hot sauce to go with the meal
The food is laid out on a long table
They use the ENTIRE goat here in the Congo! Here is the goat’s head being boiled, after which anything edible is added to the ‘goat stew’ that is eaten with the rice or the Foo Foo. The sauce made from this goat was just fabulous, in fact, my favorite meals since being in the Congo have all been goat meat.
Chairs were brought from the church next door, and we ate in the same room the food was prepared.
Here is the ‘goat stew’ that we all shared. The only downside of the preparation is that they leave all the bones in the meal– they simply chop everything up and put it all in a pot. We found the same thing on Tinian, and in Asia. They do not ‘butcher’ their meat as we do in the states, just cut everything up in small pieces, bone and all.
The manioc that is boiled and eaten with the Foo Foo