CATCHING UP WITH THE MISSIONARIES:
The first missionaries to serve from Bujumbura have just returned! They both served in Kinshasa, the capital city of the Congo. One is Jimmy Mabingo, and the other is a young lady named Nadej. He has now been made 2nd counselor in the Elder's Quorum, and she has just been called as the new Young Women's President. Out of the frying pan and into the fire!
We received 2 more mission calls for young men in Bujumbura this week. That makes 14 who have received calls since we got here, and 13 more have applied are waiting for their calls to arrive.
Elder Kapata, our first zone leader here in Bujumbura, messaged us to let us know he baptized 18 people on the same day! Talk about an amazing missionary! Gotta love that boy!
CATCHING UP WITH THE CHICKENS
Here are Dieudonne's little red hens hanging out in our back yard. He doesn't let them out of the storage room very often, but, when he does, it's kind of fun to look out and see them scratching in the dirt. They have grown up a lot!
Saturday we had some unwelcome excitement. Dieudonne announced that there was a snake in our back yard, and he came out armed with a broom handle, looking very serious. He whacked the heck out of the snake, severing its head and breaking the broom handle into several pieces. It was a venomous snake, perhaps a green mamba. I really don't like the idea of snakes in the yard because it would be so simple for them to slither in under the door….