Service project, Fidelis, coconut hunting, When
a baby is born, the mother and child don't
leave the house for three to four months,Date: September 02, 2013
Area: Douala, Cameroon in Bonaberi 1 Sector - AFRICA
Companion: Elder Casey Garland
SEPT 2, 2013
This week Elder Garland and I did a lot of service for people this week. We did Mormon Helping Hands, or in French, Mormon Aux Main Serviables. We met at the church this Saturday around 8:30 and put on your yellow vests along with roughly 20 or 30 people. The service project went well. Around 9:00 we left for a bi-lingual school a couple hundred yards down the road. Elder Garland and I scraped moss and mold off some walls and banisters for an hour with machetes, swept and mopped several classrooms, and also pulled water from a well for a while for all the buckets we needed to clean the school with. It was fun and we both had a great time.
There is a member here named Fidelis and he is really awesome. He is from Nigeria, but grew up in Cameroun for most of his life. We went coconut hunting with him this week at his house and it was a lot of fun. Elder Garland did an awesome job, and both us enjoyed it. I managed to score myself three coconuts so it was great.
1. What adventures did you have this week?
I went coconut hunting and did Mormon Helping Hands with Elder Garland and Fidelis.
2. What are some cool words in Douala you like?
Elder Garland is the one that knows everything in the Douala language.
3. Tell me something you love about Africa.
There was a huge rainstorm, and that reminded me of home. It smelled like it too.
4. Tell me something about your comp
Elder Garland is awesome. We are getting along great and it's been really fun being in a companionship together.
5. An African tradition?
When a baby is born, the mother and child don't leave the house for three to four months.
6. Tell me about a family you are teaching.
Soeur Ortance should be getting baptized this Saturday, so that will be awesome. I am excited for her.
I hope that you are doing well I love you Mom. Have a great week.
Love Elder Masse