This is the new Mission Office we are moving into! It’s one of 3 new homes, side by side. the Abidjan West Mission will be in the building on the left and we will be in the middle building. Today we saw it for the first time.
This is the garage, or parking for the Mission President.
This gate is the front entry.
This is the space between the two mission offices.
This is the living room. It will be our reception and meeting area.
Behind this living room is a lovely kitchen.
Outside the kitchen is a bathroom and one bedroom which will be the office for Fr. Oro, our Facilities Manager.
Next we’ll go upstairs. There are 3 more bedrooms with bathrooms on that level.
To the right, John is looking into the President’s office.
Here is the master suite, which will be the President’s office.
There is a walk in closet–a good storage area.
And a very nice bathroom.
The room on the left will be for the Mission Secretary.
Here is the view out of these windows to the west.
This is the bathroom for that second bedroom/office.
The third room/office will be for the Mission Financial Clerk (right now, that’s John).
We unloaded the things we packed from our office last night.
This room also has a lovely bathroom.
To the left of these office buildings/homes is a large field owned by the landlord. We may have access to this space for parking. You enter it from a road behind the building.
The street that comes into the empty lot.
This is the beginning of a new era for the Abidjan Missions. Eight different Mission Presidents have lived in the old mission homes and offices–four for each mission, for the last 12 years. The Mission Presidents will now live in a new apartment building close to the temple site, about 10 minutes from here.
The Binene family has moved into a temporary apartment building in Marcory while they finish their assignment here. As soon as the borders to the Congo open, they will return home. As soon as the airports here open, the Bendixsens can get their visas to come here. We don’t know when these changes will be made, but we hope it won’t take long!