Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday, May 26th

I can't believe it is the end of May already.

Yesterday we went out to Epworth because I wanted to take a picture of a little 3 yr. old boy we saw there recently who has two club feet. Pres. Nield has a dr. friend that he says may be able to help him. The process takes about a year with several operations. We will show the pictures to Pres. Nield and see what he thinks.
3 year old boy with club feet

3 year old's feet -- he walks like this

more of his feet

We saw our baby Edson today. Pauline, his mother, says he now weighs 2.5 kg and that when he was born he was 1 kg. He does look small still, but better, and seems to be filling out a bit.
Baby Edson - looking better

We had a busy morning with people coming into the office to ask for assistance. Still not container though so....

A lady came in this morning asking if we could help her get plane fare to Johannesburg so she can take her 6 yr. old son to the hospital there. He has had cancer and received chemotherapy and then went to J-berg where they removed one of his eyes. He spent 2 months there. Now the other eye seems to have the same problem and they did tell her to bring him back if there were further problems. We again called Pres. Nield who is involved with his daughter in an organization called "eyes for Zimbabwe". He will contact a doctor to see if he will look at the boy here. I will try and scan a picture of him (from a couple of years ago) - WARNING it is hard to look at!

(Picture still to come)

Elder Bullock's back has been sore so we broke down and went to a chiropractor this afternoon - cost: $40 and $30 for each visit from now on. I wonder if Blue Cross will reimburse us??? We go again tomorrow. Hopefully it won't take much more than that. This all goes back to his football playing when he was in grade nine.

Anyway - that is about it. The work carries on. Thanks for the emails we have been receiving - we enjoy hearing from everyone. We know we are in the right place and hope we can do what the Lord wants us to do. We have a poster on our office wall that says: " It is the Lord's work, and when we are on the Lord's errand, we are entitled to the Lord's help." We are counting on that as sometimes we feel like we are in way over our heads - but we are learning. We know we are needed here and wouldn't be here doing this if it wasn't for the fact that we know The Church is true and want to carry on His work.

Elder Bullock will be baptizing a man possibly this week if we can get through to the branch president on the cell phone. This man was excommunicated about 4 years ago and is more than ready to come back. He has worked hard for that privilege. He has had his interview and it is just a matter of working out a time to do it. He is a very happy man.

We meet with the Highlands stake president today at 5:30 to talk to him about the member garden plots here by the mission home.

Elder Bullock showing the kids how to juggle

more kids goofing around for a picture

She looked way too young to have a baby, but it's hers

African Trees
This kind of tree is all over, here and there. These particular
ones are by the road on our way to the flat.

That's it for today.
Love, Elder & Sister Bullock

1 comment:

  1. What amazes me in all the photos you take of these beautiful and humble people are their smiles! They smile and smile! It truly is inspirational to me! I count my blessings more and more. Thanks for always sharing. You are in our daily thoughts and prayers.