We had a ward Christmas Party on January 9. These are some of the ladies in the ward that were doing the cooking. The girl on the right just recently got her mission call- she is going to Scotland/Ireland. She is the daughter to the stake president, President Lumbama. Her mother is the one on the far left.
We were told that the party started at 11:00 but when we got to the church there wasn't a soul in sight. When we came back at 12:30 there were a few people. Then we got a phone call asking if we could help transport the food from the bishop's house to the church. Because of rain and power outages, they didn't start cooking until 11. We made 5 trips between here and the church and finally.....
at 4:00 we ate. Everyone just kept telling us that it's African Time. That's worse than Mormon Standard Time. There were a lot more people than we see at church. We barely had enough food to feed everyone but it was delicious. I made a potato salad but it was long gone before Craig or I got to eat. There was rice, macaroni, chicken, sausages, coleslaw and potato salad.
If you can't tell what this is, I'll tell you. It's the swimming pool at the gym we found close to our flat. We joined the gym and it has pretty much everything we need, except for maybe air conditioning, but we never see anyone working on the pool. I think it's going to be a while before it's ready to use.
Soooo, lots of people get their L's and their R's mixed up, right?
And right across the street is the local Dr.'s office. He wasn't in the office on this day, though.
Just about 20 minutes outside of Lusaka we found this little campground that had zebras and giraffes just wandering around and we got out of our car and wandered among them. They wouldn't let us get too close but it was kind of fun to get as close as we did.
I don't even know what this animal is called. Some kind of antelope. Abe, see if you can find out what this is.
Just so you know it isn't all fun and games out here, our work in self reliance continues. Our groups are growing in size and we will be conducting several YSA firesides on self reliance this weekend in Ndola and Kitwe. It is an inspired program and we love teaching it's principles.
This past week I read the talk given by Elder Larry R. Lawrence at the 2015 October General Conference. It is titled "What Lack I Yet?" I loved it although it's hard to look at your own weaknesses. One of my weaknesses is that I look at my weaknesses too much. What do I do about that? Tell me your thoughts on this talk.