|President and Sister Kapato are an inspiration to all who meet them. He has been confined to a wheelchair since he was three years old as a result of polio. We told him he was just like Elder Packer, of the Quorum of the 12, as he also suffers from the effects of polio. They were introduced into the church by a Japanese co-worker. They were both attending different churches but when their co-worker gave him a Book of Mormon to read, Sister Kapato's minister told her to get the book and burn it. She said she couldn't because it was her husband's book and he owned the house and she couldn't burn his book. The minister kept making threats, but Sister Kapato also read the book and gained a testimony of its truthfulness. He is a counselor in the District Presidency and she is also a leader in the church in their branch. They are great examples of faith and service.|
Just a picture of one of the homes in Zambia.
In the countryside it is not uncommon to see yoked oxen, quite often pulling carts loaded with corn, firewood, and people. Most of the cattle and donkeys we saw looked like they needed medication for parasites. Strangely enough, the goats looked good and healthy.
|We had an enjoyable time getting acquainted with the missionaries serving in the Copperbelt.|
Presient Lyalli had been out of work for a long time due to illness but we challenged him to start a business. He decided to buy fish and resell it. Stanley told him that he would buy his first fish, but they had to teach us how to cook it. When Sister Erickson heard about it, she asked us to buy some for her too. We brought them back to President and Sister Erickson and Stanley helped President
clean the fish. They didn't want the heads and were going to throw them away, but then he went out to the security guards at the mission home and asked if they wanted the fish heads. They were delighted and took them home to their families.
President Duma and his family. Such a beautiful family.
President Duma and his counselors in the branch presidency.
We were intrigued by this stand made of corn stalks. Maize is grown everywhere here but it is like our field corn.
It's not hard to love the children here.
It's a little difficult to see but there is a white turkey standing on its cage and a black one just waiting for someone to come and purchase them for a turkey dinner.
I opened the backdoor to my apartment and something landed on my head. I gave a yell and jumped since it startled me. I had no idea what hit me. Then I looked on the floor and a little lizard like this one was scurrying across the floor. He must have been on the door frame and when I opened the door, he landed on my head. Fortunately for him, he found the open doorway. He might have been "toast" if he hadn't found the way out! They are cute but I don't want them in my house!