Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A short note...

We followed the Connecticut tragedy on CNN.  I cannot imagine what it would be like to lose a child in such a violent manner.  It is incomprehensible.

We have been quite busy with missionaries coming into our mission as well as those going home.  They all come to the mission home complex, where we live and work.  Plus there are missionaries transferred from one location to another...all at the same time.  It is our job to coordinate all of well as arrange meals while they are here.  They are wonderful young people with much enthusiasm and energy.  Other than working here, we have not had a lot of other excitement as we are restricted to the mission home and immediate vicinity because of safety issues.  

Ogun State, near the City of Imodi; actually the country road.  Beautiful.

Ibadan Road, tallest hill I have seen in Nigeria.  A view across the plantations. 

The plantations are a mix of coconut, sugar cane and bananas.

Beautiful river with a sand barge in the middle.

Sand dredgers - very hard work.

Off loading sand to carry up the river bank.

Cut sugar cane in 10 foot lengths - and workers.

Penny in her African wedding costume.

Penny and Elwood in their African wedding costumes.

President Audebayo, our mission President, and us at the wedding.

An African couple at the wedding reception.

Two of the grooms mothers (his father has several wives). 

Official wedding stand with the "high table" on the right.  
The Bride and Groom sit on the couch to the left.


  1. Brett and Shireen thanks for posting the blog. I will make sure Ruth and Keith get to see it. Merry Christmas!

  2. Love all the interesting pictures you post. Especially enjoyed seeing your parents in their wedding outfits. What an adventure for them.
    Hope your Christmas was wonderful!

  3. Very beautiful country and people