Elder & Sister Brown

Elder & Sister Brown

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

ho ho ho and a bottle of rum...(maybe forget the rum)

We went for a visit to the Volta Region and visited the Capital HO. It is about 3 hours from Koforidua. It is less busy than Koforidua and the roads are better.We visited with a missionary couple named Cosgrave. They have since left Ho and returned to the USA. I liked Ho, it has a more laid back feel.

A former Mission President, President Gay has built this University. He is now a General Authority. I think is has only just opened. It is on the road to HO.

 A broken down truck, a common sight. It gets left where it dies! Not even pushed off the road. (right outside of the University)

Another common sight, people riding in the back of trucks and
traffic coming at you.

Laying cloth out to dry.
We visited a BATIK Factory.

Buckets of Dye
Workers with finished product on head.
I bought this piece for 12 Cedi's,  about $4.
I'll get a skirt made from it.

The Cosgrave's showed us around and took us to visit Holy. He does a lot of weaving for the LDS and he makes the bandalos when we farewell missionaries. (see photo below)

This is Holy, weaving the Kente Cloth.
Some we bought. We wlll have
ties made out of it.
Check out the string...
this is how long the strip of cloth will be.
closer inspection.

The fnished product.

Missionaries departing for home after their 2 years of service to the Lord.
Wearing the Kente cloth that Holy has made.

Two of these missionaries were in the Koforidua Zone. Elder Pouniu (far right) is from New Zealand and Elder Hutchison (middle) is from Idaho. Elder Izekor is from Nigeria. We worked a lot with Elder Pouniu.

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