We scheduled a flight to Scotland for November 8 to be with Meg's mother, since we heard that she was not doing well. After spending Monday delivering some bikes we packed up and took off Tuesday evening at 11:30 pm. We arrived at the nursing home at 4:00 pm the following day and Meg stayed with her mother till her passing at 6:30 morning. Meg's sister and brother-in-law arrived a couple of days later and preparations were made for the funeral.
We did some travelling around seeing some of the nearby sites such as Caelaverock castle where 60 Scots were beseiged by 3000 Englich soldiers in the 1300's.
Meg's hometown, Dumfries, provides many opportunities for good photos. I just wish I had a better camera. The river Nith runs through the town and often floods the street where I am standing. The building with the torquoise domes is the town hall.
In the nearby hills there is a Tibetan Buddist temple. Also close by is the town of Lockerbie where the 1988 air tragedy occurred when the Pan Am 747 fell of the town, after been blown up by terrorists.
Vanessa brought me my favourite snack food from Canada - Hawkin's Cheezies that will be made to last througout the next year. The meal below was ordered by their cousin and was haggis and steak - good way to ruin a good steak.
Back in Accra in time to see the mission take ownership of a new transport van and to help some missionaries move from the worst apartment in the mission to the best new apartment.
We also greeted Elder and Sister Haglund who will serve as member support missionaries in the town of Koforidua which is about 60 miles north of Accra. They previously served in Armenia so they know how to operate in a foreign country on their own.
The senior missionaries gathered the Monday before Christmas to have dinner and a gift exchanged that provided a lot of good laughs.
At another mission open house Gilbert Oppong and his family visited. Gilbert is the facility manager who we work with to get the apartments repaired.