"Give a man to fish and you will feed him for a day, Teach him how to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime." The origin of this oft quoted proverb is unclear. Some will say it is an old Chinese Proverb, or that it was penned by Maimonides, Lao-Tzu or Mao Zedong. … Continue reading Fishing
One of the unique things about serving as an MLS (Member and Leader Support) Missionary Couple in this mission (and perhaps other missions are similar), we are located away from the mission home and will serve in the same place for the entire 18 months. As we have pondered on this, we have come to … Continue reading Friendship
On March 18, 2019, our blog post was titled “Africa Hot!” due to the extreme hot and dry weather we were experiencing. It only seems fair that we now make a post on “Rain”, as we are in the midst of the rainy season and we have experienced A LOT of rain this week and throughout the … Continue reading Rain!
“But behold, I will show unto you a God of miracles, even the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob; and it is that same God who created the heavens and the earth, and all things that in them are.” - Mormon 9:11 Sometimes we tend to forget that our God IS … Continue reading Miracles
Last week in Tongo, I was sitting under the Mango Tree speaking with Rebecca Koroma. She got up to go to her home to retrieve some paperwork and I stayed sitting with 2 year old Grace sleeping in my arms. After a few minutes I looked down to retrieve something from my backpack and I … Continue reading Driver Ants!
At Buckingham Palace in London, the Changing of the Guard is the ceremony where the Queen’s Guard hands over responsibility for protecting Buckingham Palace to the New Guard. This begins at the forecourt of Buckingham Palace following a march by the detachment of the Old Guard from St. James’s Palace and the new Guard led … Continue reading Changing of the Guard
This week while in Tongo I met the husband of Rose, a woman we met last fall who serves as a Kenema District Councilwoman residing in Tongo. Her husband Edward is a principal at the Muslim school in Tongo (albeit he is a Christian). I think he may have had a bit too much palm wine as … Continue reading Islam in Salone