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Monday, May 14, 2012

Copperbelt District Conference, Zambia

District Pres. Chishimba and wife

Pres. Kapato and wife

Happy Conference attendees

President Renlund with some children.
We have made two trips to the Copperbelt Area of Zambia this month.  It is about a 5 hour drive North from Lusaka.  The road is 2 lane all the way with the usual hazards of people walking, riding bikes, and broken vehicles in the roadway.  The trip is well worth any anxiety getting there as the people are wonderful in the Kitwe District, and the place we stayed this trip was delightful.  District Conference with Southeast Africa Area President Renlund and his wife Ruth was wonderful to attend.  We also stayed in the same lodge so we were able to visit with them.  What great people....we listened and are still contemplating things that we learned.
When asked if it was hard to give up their practices (President Renlund was a heart surgeon doing transplants, and Sister Renlund an attorney)  they said no, they had already made that decision.  The decision to always do what was asked of them.  When called by a prophet there was no vacillation, no regrets, they just said yes and started to prepare to leave.  We are blessed to have them here!
Kitwe District Presidency

Beautiful mother with baby.

Young women of Zion, and their leader
Lilies at Lowden Lodge

President and Sister Renlund, President and Sister Padovich

Sister Renlund greeting young sister and one of our dynamite missionaries.
Elder Louthan and the Lemons

Lowden Lodge Gardens

1 comment:

  1. These beautiful pictures radiate happiness! What delightful people to be surrounded by Mother's Day weekend. And what a blessing it is for them to have you both in their midst!!