Thursday, July 26, 2012

Who are the Creatures in your Neighborhood...the Creatures that You Meet Each Day!

Large Lurking Lizard
Elder and Sister Noll called this morning, "Quick come bring your camera, the Lizard is here".  Our two minute walk brought us face to face with, what we think is a 6 foot Nile Monitor Lizard. He was as cautious of us as we were of him. He finally found a crack in the wall and climbed up and  away.
It was a lovely day and as we walked back home we took some more pictures of the little creatures in our neighborhood.

This Banded Mongoose is sitting just off our back porch. His friend just scurried around the corner. They frolic and tumble around each other and are so entertaining to watch.   The gardener in our compound likes to have them around because they keep the snake population down. They must be doing their job because, thankfully, Sister Worthen has yet to see a snake here. That is one more tender mercy we are so thankful for!
 We were following a butterfly around the back of our yard when another Nile Lizard appeared! This one was much smaller and quickly scurried away when it saw us. We are truly living in a Tropical Menagerie.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

New Swahili Posters Adorn Dar es Salaam Chapels

Pictured below are President and Sister Kachuchuru's precious children, Lulu, Adam and Brian at their Mbezi Beach Chapel prior to a Missionary Open House. They love the new posters that the Church Public Affairs Couple from Nairobi, Elder and Sister Pugmire, have arranged to be printed in Swahili. Each Branch in Dar es Salaam has been given three different posters to display in their chapels and the members are delighted and honored that they are printed in their native tongue.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Zanzibar Revisited and US Embassy picnic

We had the opportunity to visit Zanzibar again, this time with the other Sr. Couples from Tanzania, the Elder & Sister Noll and Elder and Sister Rydalch.
On Zanzibar Beach just a few steps from the America House.
The America House overlooks and is just a few steps down to the Beach.

The Tanzania Senior Missionary Couples and Jeff Smith, a U.S. Diplomat from Kinondoni Branch, at the America House on Zanzibar.

Elder Worthen is ready to use his new Masai picnic blanket at the US Embassy picnic.

Darling Sky Smith got her face painted and joined us on our picnic blanket.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Kenya Nairobi Mission Zone Conference - TANZANIA

Sisters Phiri, Kusina, Worthen, Sibanyoni  and Ndiwalana
We enjoyed another wonderful Tanzania Zone Conference today. It's always a boost to get together with all our Tanzanian Missionaries and President and Sister Broadbent. The young Sister Missionaries provided the special music. Sister Ndiwalana proposed to sing the words of one hymn with the music of another and asked Sister Worthen to accompany them. They sounded lovely and it brought such a sweet spirit to the meeting.  

Elders Phiri, Mahlo, Dobard, Mpahlele, Kazozo, Pocock 
and Sister Ndiwalana

ZL Elder Patten, AP's Pocock and Kazozo, ZL Mahlo

Our fearless leaders, President Steven and Sister Julie Broadbent


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