Sunday, August 21, 2016

Only took another month for our Visa to come through.  Along with us waiting was our new mission president, Pres. and Soeur Shumard.  They had been at the MTC for two months learning French, then attended their Mission President's conference and still had to wait.  We finally got our visas on July 15 and had travel plans to fly
out on the 18th, being routed through Johannesburg, South Africa.

Leaving Salt Lake City.  Getting pretty excited for our long flight to Africa.

    24 hr plane trip to South Africa then nearly 2 hrs waiting in line for visa check. 16 checking stations but only 3 staff to clear visas. Welcome to Africa.
    we were in the middle of the line of four flights about 800 people.
    We got to know all the people in line with us pretty well by the time we got through.
    When we got out of the airport there was a car waiting for us.  Poor driver had been waiting for us for nearly 3 hours.  He was glad to get us to the hotel so he could go home.
    Next morning we were off to Lubumbshi but we had been through this little airport several times and knew what to expect and nothing had changed except they did put in a cement floor.  Last time we were trying to walk over broken tile that was being removed.
    So good to be n the mission field of Africa again.

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