The Mission President thought it would be a good idea to have all the apartments equipped with rain ponchos and a place to hang them when wet. We went with Bishop Fred Aboyge to help pound hooks in the cinder block walls and distribute ponchos. After we had done a couple of apartments we received a call from the missionaries saying that the hoods of the ponchos were coming off at the slightest pull. We considered the alternatives such as the very useless plastic bag or the very hot more durable raincoat, as modeled by the missionaries below, and decided to put the project on hold till stronger ponchos can be found.
During the same day we bought a study table for an apartment that only had a very small table. When the table was set up the missionaries were wondering if they use it to play "ping pong"!
Never mind Elder Pace, the mission financial controller, has lots of money to spend on repairs and we are going to do our best to spend it.
On Saturday about 14 Senior Missionaries traveled about 60 miles east of Accra to go down the Volta River to its estuary where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean. We went onto the long boat which came with a boy with a bleach bottle to bail out the water as it was coming in. We were not worried because there were some life jackets in the tightly bound white bundle at the front of the boat!
This big turkey was strutting around causing the American missionaries to consider returning later in November for a Thanksgiving visit.
We started our river tour at a launch point where the people were doing a lot of harvesting of fresh water shell fish. There were a number of real cute children running around.