Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Missionary in Kenya
There's a family I home teach whose son is on a mission in Kenya. They ride a motorcycle to teach outlying areas. Three at a time on the bike through the rain and on muddy roads. They are in a city of 75,000 and not a road is paved in the entire city. Sort of like Sandy, Utah right now. Comparable size and dirt roads everywhere while they do their "stimulus" spending on roadways.
They baptized four new converts last week. My young elder (he's mine because I still home teach him over the internet) did two of the baptisms. It was quite a milestone in his young life.
The pictures are quite interesting. Here's this 6 foot white, smiling kid standing with a crowd of shorter, very dark faces all with the look of joy and kinship on their countenances. He's sort of a spectacle to the people there. Not only his height, but his light skin and blonde hair. Kids ask if they can touch him (and he lets them).
What an adventure this young man is on. What fun it is to share it by reading his emails sent back home. It reminds me of just how small the world is after all. I guess Disney got that right....