Friday, August 29, 2014

     We commissioned a carpenter named Claude to make 4 bulletin boards, one for each branch. We have used Claude before to make furniture for the missionaries in Uvira.  When we went to pick up the bulletin boards, we discovered that the board surface itself was actually pieces of styrofoam, glued together.

Needless to say, that was kind of tacky and not very durable.  Turns out, there is no such thing as cork in Bujumbura---no one even knows what it is.  So we returned to Claude with fabric to cover up the styrofoam bulletin boards and hopefully to add life to the boards as well.  When we got there, we found  the missionaries were there to give Claude and his family a lesson.  They are being baptized on Saturday!  We were included in the lesson, and I got to explain about how to pay tithing, and I got to bear my testimony.  Gary also got to bear his testimony, which I had to translate.

This is Claude, his wife, Agrippen, and their son Patrick.

                                                 Here they are with the missionaries.

          This is one of their children who was having a bath while we were there visiting.  The "tub" looks like some kind of pod or shell.  Bath occurred outside in the yard.

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