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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Mormon Helping Hands Project, Lusaka, Zambia

 Saturday morning, July  27th marks the start of the Mormon Helping Hands Project in Lusaka District for 2013.  Lusaka Rotary club is helping with funding and the project is to help refurbish the Manda Hill Police Post.  Uneven ground around the building with lots of rubble and trash will be cleaned, leveled and replaced with gravel.  Inside the holding cell, a network of reinforced steel bars above the ceiling will increase the security. Broken ceiling boards will be replaced and painted.  New plumbing will be installed and new light fixtures and outlets. 
Sister keeping track of those Elders in the holding cell!

President Myondi installs an electrical outlet.

For a volunteer cleaner there is certainly job security here! The Police post also affords temporary storage for wrecked vehicles and other wreckage.

Relief Society President sweeps the yard.

Rubble removed to make the ground more smooth for gravel.
Getting the trash into bags.

Taking a break....part of a wonderful group of hard working people!

Drilling holes above the ceiling to install the steel rod network that will ensure security in the holding cell.

Sydney takes his turn with the drill.

Pres. Liyali making holes in preparation for the rods.

Tired but already making plans for how they will work next week.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Mission Moving Daze...

 I haven't posted for awhile because we have been so busy.   Sometime last March we were given an extra duty to help care for the mission housing.   Along with Public Affairs keeps us going!   One day we helped prepare an apartment or "flat" for another senior couple.  We worked with the office elders....who kept us happy and moving through a very long day!  About a week later the mission closed a flat that had Elders in it and opened a new one, along with some transfers, so we were at it again....this time with more Elders and much more to move!

Elder Shurtz moves the frig around in the truck after he and Elder Stewart just hoisted it in.  How are these two slender Elders so strong?
Elders Shurtz, Louthan, and Stewart packing it in!

No, no, don't smash Elder Shurtz in there!

Arranging it all neatly.
Moving a king sized mattress the African way!
Elder Lyle helps Shurtz with the drapes....nice that they don't need a stool!

Styrofoam wars!

Stewart and Shurtz have just assembled the couch : )
Elder Hontyo arranging his load of desks and chairs...I tease him that it looks like an "African" load!  (You have never seen a loaded truck until you have seen an African one....the truck disappears under the load sometimes.)
Somehow it will all fit....just need to tie it in!
Elder Cook calculates, how many more loads from this house?
Elder Hontyo successfully ties it all in!
Ah....a stowaway!   Elder Stewart, tired, loves this mattress!   We love these hard working and fun loving missionaries! What a pleasure it is to work with such fine young men!