Saturday, September 18, 2010

Service project at children's ward of hospital

While I was auditing the Langas Branch in Eldoret, Kenya, Karen was able to join the Relief Society sisters in doing a service project visiting the Eldoret Hospital. They visited the children's ward and held babies and cheered up the children. She really enjoyed this activity even though she had to ride a matatu (most common type of public transportation in Africa). She felt safe though because she was surrounded these dear sisters.

Missing the grandkids, this activity gave her a chance to do what she loves to do most.

I don't know who benefitted the most from this activity?

This little one did not know what to make of all this attention but she was not complaining.

This is Karen and a new friend-Alice, a young lady that we met in Chyulu. She is the English teacher in her branch and attended an English Teaching Workshop that we were luck enough to helped with in Chyulu. For some reason we really connected with Alice. When we found out that she is a dress-maker we visited her at her shop. Karen commissioned Alice to make her a skirt. On another occasion Alice offered to accompany us to the village market where she helped us find the best produce at the best price. This picture was taken at the Chyulu district conference that we were attending with the President and Sister Broadbent our new mission president and the visiting General Authority from South Africa-Elder and Sister Watson.


Bill said...

Thank you for your blog. It reminds us of our recent mission in South Africa where we got to meet the Elder and Sister Watsons a couple of times.

Robyn said...

Love the update - it is nice to put pictures with Mom's story. How lucky those little ones were to have Mom spreading her "Mimi" love.

Connie and Daniel Biggs Family said...

I want to go on a mission one day. I love seeing what you're doing.