Sorry we have been so busy lately we haven't had time to update our blog. So here we go with some "Odds" and "Ends" of what we've been doing as of late.
To show you how late we have been, these are pictures of the Branch Christmas party held on December 30th. That was a whole year ago. The question was asked "are our decorations nice"?
The Relief Society cooking for the party behind the church.
Sister Lyon sampling a pre-party snack of banku with Catherine. The salmon in the soup was delicious. The rest, well...
Edna cooking yam balls for the party. They were good, kind of like hash-browns with onion.
Baby Jesse snug as a bug in a rug.
I have been taking a lot of pictures of the children at the Branch, so they are turning the tables on me. After I have taken the photo, I show it to them in the image viewer. So when they were done with these photos, they did the same.
Here are some dolls we made for an orphanage in Tsito with the Young Single Adults. There will be a blog post later about this project. Look for it soon.
Last meeting of the Ho district just before transfers. We lost 3 of the Elders on transfer day, but gained 3 more.
We traveled to Koforidua to spend a day with Elder and Sister Baker. We went on a
Thursday, the day they have the bead market. This is only a small sample of the amount of beads that were there. Mandy would love it, and we did too.
These are old trade beads that were strung into necklaces. They were handmade and at one time were used as currency.
People bring glass here to sell. The glass is then melted and made into beads.
We saw this odd looking bug when we were walking through the forest. Had to go home and look it up on the internet to find out it was a Euchromia Moth. Interesting.
This is what they call a Christmas tree. Very tall tree and around this time of year they get beautiful red foliage on them.
In Ho, there is a tree literally growing out of a very large rock.
More beautiful trees on a street in Ho.
It's harmattan (pronounced hamatan, remember no "r") time. That's when the trade winds shift and they start blowing dust off of the Sahara desert. The sky is full of dust, it covers everything and the visibility is very poor. The next 2 photos show what the sun, the moon and the landscape look like during this time. It usually lasts until sometime in March. Can't wait, everything is so Dusty (no pun intended).
Slippers, as they are called. Waiting for the wearers of them to return after having just stepped into the baptismal font.
The beautiful Accra Temple at night. At least this is not an "Odd" way to "End" our blog.