Sunday, May 14, 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017
There is an out break of mumps in Kenema.
Unicef has inoculated every child in Sierra Leone under the age of 5 for polio for free in
the last 2 months.
The 43 year old Bishop of the Bellair Ward in Freetown went to register to vote, was
standing in line and fainted. He was taken to the hospital and died. They don't do
autopsies here so they don't know why he died. His funeral will be on Thursday, April 6.
Sister Vandy , in BO, was taking her 6 month old baby out to the province to see her
family and they were on an ocata. As they were going down the highway, an on-coming
pota-pota was weaving all over the place so the ocata driver pulled off the road and
stopped. The pota-pota got almost to them and began rolling and rolled right over the
top of them and killed the ocata driver and the baby. Sister Vandy has a broken leg
between her knee and ankle and is in the hospital.
Today is General Conference. For the first time in Sierra Leone, all sessions were aired
live. We had the 9 Makeni Missionaries (4 Sisters, 5 Elders) over to watch on the
computer. The Saturday morning session aired at 4:00 p.m. Here. I made a big bowl of
potato salad, baked beans and served hot dogs. The American Elders, thought they
died and went to heaven. They were so happy to have American food and foods they
miss. Two of the African Sisters took their hot dog bun and filled it full of potato salad
and ate the hot dog on the side. All the Missionaries ate very well. I made enough to
feed an army and they did it justice. The afternoon session aired at 8:00 p.m. And the
Priesthood session aired at Midnight (which we did not watch).

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