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Monday, November 26, 2012

Good, Better, Best

Our Bathroom

Well, now that we've landed and I think we're almost over jet lag, AND I have a chance to use a computer, I'm going to post about something we think is great! (obviously from our apartment)

Good. We are very fortunate to have a nice big bathroom. We have a bath tub shower. There are windows that open, we have a sink with a small mirror above it. No plugs or outlets because it's illegal to have electricity in the bathrooms. (That would surely take care of the warnings about not using curling irons and hair blowers while bathing!)
As you can see, we have nice tile floors and tile covering the walls. Old but very functional and pretty nice.

Our other Powder Room
Better. Ah we have two bathrooms. Always nice. There is a sink and small mirror in the second bathroom as well. These bathrooms are place conveniently between the two bedrooms. Nice and functional

But the BEST (bottom picture) is the pass through between the bathrooms. it reminds me of the old two-seater bathrooms but with a little privacy. Someone in Botswana must have a fun sense of humor!

Top Left, 1.5ft pass through between bathrooms

We absolutely love the Botswana people and the country. There is so much for us to learn.   I will be posting about driving, pula, shopping, lack of street signs and anything else anyone is interested in learning about.

Sunday we went to the Molepolole Ward. Oh my, what a wonderful spirit. The elders were filling the baptismal font (a tall swimming pool). I'll take pictures next week and tell you more about Molepolole. Just let me say that the next time someone tells you that there are too many wards in a building or the hall ways are narrow, just tell them about Molepolole Ward (I'll tell you later) and that they would gladly trade you.

Sunday night we attended, at the Broadhurst building, Seminary and Institute graduation (yes, school is about over because it's summer). It was tremendously hot in the building, the air conditioning wasn't working but all of the men had on long white sleeved shirts and suit jackets. Everyone was hot but no one complained. The Stake President is a very impressive young man of 32 who does a phenomenal job. Ten youth bore testimonies and they were wonderful. I don't think I've ever heard such strong testifying from some so very young. The Botswanan people are gorgeous. So many things to post about.

The pronunciations of names is quite different than in the States. Gubler is pronounced Hubler and they really struggle with it. I'll write about that too.

The couple we are replacing are going to Johannesburg tomorrow to see the doctor. We have so much to learn from them before they go home but they could be leaving this week because the Sister is so ill. Pray for all of us!

We are having a delightful, eye opening experience here. I definitely believe we are spoiled in the US and I believe that everyone should have to opportunity to serve outside of the States.  Love you all.

PS Story of the week:
Saturday morning at 6:00am we decided try our luck at driving. No street signs, it had been raining buckets all night so there were huge puddles of water on the side of the road. People were all out walking with their beautiful floral umbrells. We drove past a woman enjoying her walk, then we hit a HUGE puddle and drenched her. Not easy to watch the road, placement on the road, water puddles and people walking. OOPS!

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