|The movers pulled up with three large boxes packed full of our items from home.|
|Quilts, pictures, books all make us feel more at home!|
The Elders in that area also received some long awaited packages. They were so excited, they tore into them immediately. These Elders get mail even less regularly because they live 5 hours away from the mission office.
It is fun to see any Elder's get a package from home. I knew it meant a lot when I sent them to our boys on missions, but it is really fun to see the delight on this side when received. However, it can be expensive to get packages through customs. It costs Elders to retrieve the packages, even though the shipping has been paid by the senders. Just one of those Africa things!! We have heard horror stories of how camera packages get opened and replaced with old tennis shoes. In general, it seems that smaller packages with simple items are best and most appreciated by the Elders.
Elder Bodily getting a birthday package!
Below are the zone leaders coming to the mission office on a Thursday morning to pick up mail and any deliveries. It is a big deal weekly to get mail and supplies and then distribute to each missionary in their zone.