front row: Elders Mulunda, Kalabela and Sabue
Back row: Elder Kisase, Ilunga, Lukasa, Don, Sr. Ngindu, Elder Mulaji, Elder Kisala, Me, Elder Tshibandu (Andre), Elder Nkishama, Tshibandu (Tito)
Since last February, the Democratic Republic of Congo quit issuing new passports.
They said that there were no passport booklets available. There were many missionaries
who had their papers ready to submit, but who had to postpone sending them in
because they didn't have passports. We were receiving other missionaries who
had their passports previously, but these 10 missionaries kept hoping to be able to come. We finally decided to give them a short MTC experience here in Kinshasa and then let them begin to serve. When passports become available, we will send them to Ghana where they will
have a "real" MTC experience and, more importantly, be able to go to the temple there.
I had the fun experience of being the cook for the MTC and we had some of our
wondeful seasoned missionaries be the teachers and trainers. It was a wonderful and exhausting experience for all! !