Mozambique Maputo Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Report to the Provo Missionary Training Center on July 11, 2012.
Portuguese is the language.
Mom cried. Dad stood shocked. And Chris, well, he could not be any more excited. I'm sure the Mama will get excited, but for now she is just trying to handle the news she never saw coming--AFRICA. The Dad thinks it is awesome; but he, too, thinks it is far, far away. He's correct.
The mission actually covers two unconnected areas of Africa, Mozambique and Angola. Below are some maps to make it clearer.
|Mozambique is on the eastern border of Africa next to the Indian Ocean, and . . .|
. . . Angola is on the west coast of Africa next to the Atlantic Ocean.
|I guess there are elephants there. He hopes to see some.|
Here are some facts about the mission and about Elder Richard G. Scott's visit there in January of 2011.
That's it folks. Now we start the preparations. Visa, clothes, Deet, luggage, a few extra country specific shots -- you know, all the regular stuff we all do before going off to Africa.
Signing off for now,