This morning our 4 Bamako Elders left Bamako and returned to Abidjan. The borders opened, they tested negative for COVID, and we were able to help them get flights out. Elder Kouakou and Elder Ikpeti have been serving in Bamako since last December and Elder Gbedevi and Elder Brown arrived in January. They have been excellent missionaries, holding down the fort during these COVID times. They have not been able to leave the country since the lock-downs began in March. With their care, the Bamako Branch and groups have grown and many there have been blessed.
This was a sad day in Bamako, but we hope to return to Bamako soon with more missionaries. There is work to be done there!
Arriving in Abidjan! What a happy reunion! We have missed these dear friends.
We took these Elders to Burger King for a welcome/departure meal. Elder Kouakou has completed his 2 years here and he’ll return home tomorrow. Elders Ikpeti and Brown will return to Nigeria and Ghana as soon as their borders open. They’re due to return home this next transfer. Thank goodness we get to keep Elder Gbedevi a bit longer!
Before and After. That food was GOOD!!
Back at the office: