Hello to all of our family, friends and others who have found this blog. The past couple of weeks have included quite a bit of driving and visiting areas we see only once in a while. Even though there are many opportunities to serve and tasks to complete here in Francistown, we often find ourselves in the car with a couple days of clothes and provisions to either visit members in small groups or attend a Conference with all the mission somewhere between 100 to 500 kilometers from our area. The driving is really quite safe and enjoyable as long as it is done in the daylight hours. This time of year there is so much foliage and the grass and bush is so tall that the animals (cattle, goats and donkeys) are very hard to see and they are all over the roads at night and during the mornings and evenings to feed. We have tried to make a commitment only to travel in the daytime as there are many accidents at night and the travel is through areas where there is just nothing but bush and a few obscure villages. Our work as missionaries and as support to the branches and groups is always really busy and opens new challenges from week to week. Many of the activities we are involved with are much like at home in Utah, the challenge is to give advice and counsel with the leaders of the branches and the auxiliaries and then let them receive the inspiration and choose the items and programs that will best serve the people they have stewardship over. At the present time Sister Davis is working with three of the groups to have a combined Relief Society birthday party on the 15th, where they expect to get around 100 sisters to attend, including many non members and possible investigators. They will have great food, entertainment and spiritually uplifting activities and most likely spend nearly all day in the process. The preparations are nearly complete and we pray for good weather as most of this will be out of doors. We are just now beginning to have a repeat of last year as we arrived in F town and needed to deal with power cuts on nearly a daily basis. Over the past many months the electricity has been really consistent and has allowed us to use computer and internet most of the time we need it, but all of a sudden each day has many hours with no power. We actually feel lucky as our friends in Gaborone have to deal with no power and no water at the same time often. Yuck! Well now we will post a few pictures and put some comments on them for you to see.