Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

This week we went up to Nairobi for a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at the Mission Home with all the Senior Missionaries and President and Sister Broadbent of the Kenya, Nairobi Mission. Everyone brought something to contribute to make our Thanksgiving as traditional as possible. I signed up in October for our family favorite "Apple Cinnamon Yams".  I thought they would have yams by November but I was wrong and no one I asked  from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi had even heard of them. The best we could do was Sweet Potatoes, but I have to tell you, they are not a very good substitute for yams. All in all, they turned out ok and people still enjoyed  them. 
Sisters Pam Worthen and Julie Broadbent with Elizabeth in the Kitchen at the Mission Home in our African Scarves. 

Kenya Nairobi Mission Senior Couples

On Friday we enjoyed the Quarterly Senior Couples Conference at the Mission Offices. We enjoyed meeting four new Senior Missionary Couples, The Babcocks, Pugmires, Kellems and Schwabs...all serving in Kenya. We received training on the new Temple Patron Assistance Fund and other valuable information and discussions. We had the opportunity to present a short presentation on developing Christlike attributes. It was a great conference!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Our First ZoneTransfer Dinner

 Elders Chimbetete, Mudubanya, R. Jimu,  Bywater, Dlepu and Nyazungu,

Dar es Salaam Zone Elders Mudubanya, Anievas, Chimbetete, Dlepu, Bhala, R. Jimu, Bywater, B. Jimu, Huskinson and Nyazungu

  Elders B Jimu, Huskinson, Bhala and Anievas

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Thembinkosi and Bruce
 The area Perpetual Education Fund Coordinator, Thembinkosi Mkhize, came for a three day visit to Tanzania for the final phase of Country approval before opening PEF here.  On the first day we arranged to visit three different schools to assess their willingness and ability to have students funded by PEF loans.  All the schools admissions officers were very willing to talk to us and had many questions about why a Church would want to do such a thing.  This of course lead to other questions, which we were more than happy to answer. All the schools visited met the PEF criteria for participating in the program.  On the second day we visited the Tanzania Commission on Universities and NACTE , the organizations tasked with certifying all Universities and vocational/trade schools in the country to make sure they meet the national criteria.

Branch Presidents Mwaipopo and Qorro, Pres Ramat, District President Balilemwa, Pres Mhungo, Branch Presidents Komba and Kachuchuru
On the third day we met with The District Presidency and Branch Presidents to explain the program and train regarding criteria for selecting potential PEF students. Thembinkosi felt the visit was a complete success and only had to finish the paper work and acquire signatures from the Africa Southeast Area Authorities to send on to Church Headquarters for final approval which should be complete by the first of the year.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Bishop Edgley comes to Dar Es Salaam

Last weekend there was a special Priesthood Leadership Training for the Africa East Area. On Sat. 29 October, Elder Russell M. Nelson, Elder Cook from the Seventy and Bishop Edgley from the Presiding Bishopric held a special training in Nairobi for all Stake/ District Presidencies and Ward/Branch Bishops and Presidents.  The next day here in Dar we were blessed to have Bishop and Sister Edgley and Elder Usi our Area Seventy Authority speak at a Special District Conference. Afterward the Nolls and Worthens hosted the Edgleys and Elder Usi for lunch before they left to fly back to Nairobi.
The Dar Es Salaam District Choir
Bertin Ngindu, Choir Director and Returned Missionary

Worthens, Edgleys, Sister Kapinga, Elder Usi and Nolls.

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