Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Every country seems to have their individual "Throne" and Praia has the "push buttom method at the top of the tank. Fill time for water is very fast!! Notice the tile on walls and floors--very dangerous when wet.
I am lucky to have a sun room to hang all my clothes on a indoor line; otherwise, if you hang outside, you get all the dust from road as one drives by. Towels are hard as a rock and not very soft to the touch.
|Air conditioner is the standard in most places. High up near the ceiling.|
Sunday, April 15, 2012
special desert the Sister from Mozambique makes-- she cubes it
then adds some powder sugar blended with coconut flakes. Will
learn how to make it and know the name of the root.
|Here recently, I buy fron the ladies coming down the street with bananas, she has other veggies to sell also.|
This bleach bottle is used many times in a day. 1 tsp of bleach to 1 liter of water is used to rinse off your washed dishes, then rinsed off with filtered water. You come back from shopping and you place your fresh veggies,fruits, and eggs in the bleach solution, and now I just place canned goods in the solution too. Who knows what or where it was shipped from. The green pepper in a day or other greens will turn yellow!! Speaking of foods, most of the foods are shipped from Portugal, but I have dry yeast from Russia, bag of peanuts from Greece, places from FAR AWAY; there is a special meat store that I only buy hamburger meat, and chicken/shrimp or lunch meat from them. They have goat butter there!! Like I go to bread store around the corner, fruits/veggies from the fruit store usually in early mornings, then for limited American goods from mini-market. Main grocery store is Calu & Angela. Milk is in shelf 1 liter cartons, you carry your eggs in a sack, and all meats, fruits, vegetables have to be weighed and priced before you check out to the sit down checkers. If you enter the store with a bag, it is kept at the front of the store until you leave. Some of the larger grocery stores will have upstairs with furniture, TV, linens and some toys. For shoe repairs, check the vendors on the streets, even flip flops can be fixed. Every bank has a security guard as you enter. Local policemen are always walking the streets.
|Water Filter Systerm that is in every missionary apartment for purified water use for Drinking, Cooking, Cleaning Dishes, Brushing teeth, Washing fruits,eggs, and vegetables, washing hands before handling foods.|
|The small tap on the right is the purified water.|
go to a central water depot and take huge containers home. Remember they don't have bathroom either. So you will see them emptying their waste at the cliff side not too far from here. I usually have a big filtered water in the bathroom to brush my teeth. Just doesn;t seem right to brush in the kitchen sink!!
Saturday, April 14, 2012
|We are looking for this one family|
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
my self to the Elder right across from me, and asked, "Elder, where are you and your companion be serving?" "Cabo Verde, and the rest of us , the other four so all of them arrived at the Mission Home to
receive their new assignments, Wednesday, March 28. Elder Haile from Eithopia was the very first person in his country to receive His Duty to God award and who was to present this to him?? Elder Jeffery R. Holland many years ago. And while at the MTC, my first devotional night which is for all Missionaries at the MTC was Tuesday, February 28, and who was the speaker for the night?? Elder Jeffery R. Holland. Whenever he spoke after the MTC Choir had sung such a beautiful song, he said,
"You look really good"!! several times, then said, "Your parents told me to say that!" (Left to right)
Sister Buhler,Sister Vanderhorst, Elder Edwards, Elder Twiggs,Elder Pugmir, Elder Haile.
Then each set was shown on a slide where they would be serving and met their new companion.
Inside the VIP Suite where six chairs, table, large TV and private bathroom is available, and of course, your purple/yellow throw up bags are handy too!! The next view is that of some fishing boats getting ready to go out from harbor of Sao Filipe. This fast speed ferry had about 150 people, 25 cars, trucks, bikes, motorcycles, and a few cows! This is about 3 1/2 hours ride, and the middle trip was a little rocky.