Saturday, Elder Erekson and Elder Shepherd came by to pick up mail we brought back with us from a mission office trip to Delhi so we gave them a pot, a large package of rice, and an assignment to bring it back cooked on Sunday.
Elder Barrick and Elder Schade with Mena and Johnny Peter. This is the first couple to be baptized in our branch since we've been here. I really like Brother Johnny's hair style.
Some of the extended Peter family. Richard their son, left front, and his wife Nancy in pink, are also progressing towards baptism.
Many of those we expected to come, could not for one reason or another, but we still had 15 for lunch which was a resounding success thanks to Sister Tanner. Here we are playing Uno afterwards while we wait to go back to the church for the fireside. This could be a bachelor's party with 5 eligible members and 2 investigators. Elders don't count in that category yet.
Saurup passed on Uno to take advantage of my laptop and internet connection.
The fireside was a success. President Jackson, the speaker, and his family, and President Katuka and his family came over from Delhi. We had around 45 there which was a great turnout for a Sunday evening event. President Jackson is a great teacher.
When we got home, we almost collapsed. Counting the preparation days and the very long Sunday, we were beat, but felt very good about all that had been accomplished and the little part we played in it.