One of the activities we have enjoyed with those who come to Yaounde is to go to Mount Febe, a sizable hill just about ten minutes from our apartment. That's the location where Elder Holland dedicated the country for missionary work in 2009. Missionaries have actually been working here since 1993.
The dedicatory prayer is really beautiful. Elder Holland speaks of stakes and temples in this beautiful land. We're working hard to get the first stake created here--hopefully in the spring! The Spirit was so strong as we shared the prayer. It was amazing to have a member of the Seventy read it aloud while we listened, with just the Hamiltons, the Mongas and us. If any of you have a chance to serve a mission as a senior couple, DO IT! We could have lived thirty years in Utah and never had an opportunity like that. It's wonderful!
|As you look out over the city, it's humbling to think that only ten elders and one senior couple have the responsibility to find and teach a city of 2.5 million people. Many people have never seen missionaries--even though they never leave Yaounde.|
|We took Elder and Sister Hamilton and Pres. and Sister Monga to the site after our zone conference.|
|The elders enjoyed looking over the city from the impressive site a few weeks later. We also enjoyed a picnic lunch while we were there.|
|We're not the artists, but it's definitely Africa!|
|Elders Simmons, Beutler and Brockbank, looking pensively. : )|
|This table was even bigger than the one Sister Dimond created for Zone Conference! (It definitely weighs more, too!)|