Sunday, May 27, 2012
This young woman had her baby on her back, but when I asked if I could take a photo, she took him off so he could be seen better. She was on her way up the road to either sell the load on her head, or take it home, I am not sure which.
These people are doing their laundry and the children are playing in the river. There were women with large loads of laundry in buckets on their heads going up the side of the hill, but I was too slow getting my camera out to get a shot of them.
This woman is gathering the blossoms of this bush to make beesap, which is a deep purple-colored drink (non-alcoholic) that is a favorite in this part of Congo. We have enjoyed the drink at a family's home during Family Home Evening and also at a Pointe Noire Branche activity, where the Relief Society sisters were learning how to make it. When I asked if I could take her picture, she laughed and laughed and had fun looking at it on my camera.
This is the plant that provides the blossoms to make beesap.
We were stopped in traffic and this beautiful baby girl kept staring at me, a 'mondellie' so I asked her mother if I could take her picture. The moment I took the picture she looked down, so I missed the cutest shot!
On our way to visit a new member family in this area out of town, we offered this woman a ride, but she said she was just going to the top of the hill.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
When I took this picture, I wanted to remember how hard even the children work here.
This young man (I am guessing about 10 years old) is carrying a load of bottled water on his head. Then I saw the writing on the wall and thought it was perfect as a memory of Pointe Noire.
Thanks to Elder and Sœur Gates, who were the previous Senior Couple here, we have hotdog roasting equipment!
These two elders left for home a few days after our picnic.
We know they will be blessed throughout their lives for the honorable missions they served.
|There were a few cookies left - until they were discovered as the missionaries were packing up to head back to their apartments.|