Monthly Archives: August 2013

Mwembil Ward Const

The new LDS Church in Mwembila is moving along. Here are some pics of the new building. There was a delay due to the contractor ordering the wrong roofing material, but they seem to be back on track now. It … Continue reading

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A new Congo Stake

It was a big weekend here in Lubumbashi. Two General Authorities visited to create a new Stake here. Elder Renlund, the Area President, and Elder Hamilton, his second councilor (Elder Cook, who has visited before, is his first councilor), and … Continue reading

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Congo Money

Congo money is quite interesting. No matter how bad of condition it is in it is usable. Here are some examples. Notice that the notes used most are the lower ones. The 500 frank is perhaps the most universally used … Continue reading

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Water tanks

Last week we finally bought and delivered water tanks to several missionary apartments, in an ongoing effort to provide water and power to our missionaries in the field. We had some small steel platforms made to raise the tanks far … Continue reading

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Misc thoughts about the Congo

Misc. thoughts about things in the Congo 1. Women in church There have been several issues regarding women that have come up in regard to church and other activities. For example, we often see men and women sitting on opposite … Continue reading

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Travel to Kananga

Last week we had the opportunity to travel to Kananga again. Trip to Kananga 2 We had planned to travel to Kananga again for several reasons: Terri had a ‘test’ she was asked by the Church to give to all … Continue reading

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Emanuel’s brick enterprise

Emanuel invited the couples over to his home to watch how bricks are made. He is making his own bricks, and firing them, to add an addition to his home. We actually did our best to help a little in … Continue reading

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