Elder Phillips in Africa
Last family hug
Ready to go
See ya in two!
Bike statue at MTC
Canada Montreal/Benin Cotonou
First full day
Elder Woo and Elder McOmber
District, last Sunday
Train station, off to Africa!
Charles de Gaulle Airport
Macarrons are the best!
President and Sister Morin
More tie, more spirit
The road to church
My very first FanIce! :)
Soeur Christine's parcel
Me and mentos
First exchange w/Elder Mutombo!
Hansen crossing a rain puddle
The streets we walk
Nathan loves taking pics of me
Elder Hansen and Damien
Pres Dangniso, Hansen, and me
African sunrise, every morning.
Christian missionaries monument
Christmas at orphanage
Bertrand and Delphine
Birthday cake for Dakouri
Elder Jorgensen and me
Taxi with Elder Madre and Amos
Zone Activity at Bluezone
Cutting cartons w/African maman
At worldwide training
The Lost Boys
Boombas with Akpakpa District
Doing laundry with Soeur Delphine
Frere Amos and Gudi
One last ride in the boomba
Bertrand and family
One last photo with my buddy
Super cool sombrero I had to try
Frère Bertrand's house
First time seeing a parrot in Africa
Living the Africa life
Mangez-vous chez Frère Victor
Colomotos. Cheap transportation.
Baptism of Blaise and Matthieu
Emmanuel beating me in football
Elder Alexander & Soeur Christine
Dorcas and Nathan
Average day in the sector
Pday activity playing basketball
Turtle was so cool! 130 years old!
Igname pilée. So good!
Banner for Stake Conference
Lioni, Julien, Me, Michel, Isaiah, Eugene, Eli, and Hospice
Elder and Sister Vinson, Elder and Sister Koranteng, and the choir
Bissape. Super tasty drink.
Playing postlude at Stake Conf
Making my first pate
Road to Ouidah
On the road
People out in the ocean
Fishers of men (:
Voodoo hut by the sea
Road becomes a mini-river!
District boomba, round 2
Please appreciate the irony.
Bertrand's family, Yvette's family, and lots of other people too
Bertrand's family, Esaie, and Gudi
The Akpakpa district and our DMB
The Bishopric (left to right: Président Okpetche Robert, Président Dangnisso, and Président Mariano).
One of my member friends
Famille Bertrand, at home.
Bertrand's turkey farm
Michel and his mom, Clementine
Soeur Christine, Dorcas, Nathan, and Damien
Soeur Christine, Damienne, and Jean-Baptiste
Jean Baptiste and David
Benin, en route to Togo
Seeing stake center for first time
Elder N'Guessan Bi
The road outside our apartment
Bigger road in Attiegou
Elder N'Guessan Bi
The birthday cake, lit up
Another Togo road
When it rains, it pours
In the rain
We ran into Frère Jean, the Akpakpa DMB, at the Market today in Togo! It was such a cool coincidence, and it totally made my day
Me after scaling our apartment courtyard (Elder Hammons helped) without a scratch or a smudge! (:
The King Burger sign!
Eli and Noelle's baptism
Road to Kpalimé
Road to Kpalimé
Look up high!
Water running off of vines
The road home
An investigator's parcel
A moth we found. Significantly bigger than a soda bottle cap.
Boomba elders at San Marco's
Elder Hammons occasionally catches birds, because they fly into our house all the time.
We're on top of the roof!
Smoothing out the road: in progress. (;
Tricycle ride to Be-Kpota
The Attiegou district on the way to the stake center.
Family Home Evening with Frère Bakana and Papa Mensanh (our DMP)
Monday post-laundry relaxation
Gari and peanuts!
Elder Olela and the Fiery Mattress
Stand Ye in Holy Places, Isaiah 52:7
Zone activity (sports at a place called BCAO). Very fun.
We were going out to our baptism, and the first thing we see as we walked out of the apartment is this truck.
Baptism of Elizabeth and Denise
Holy Ghost Transport
Playing around with charcoal with a partial member family.
Elders Adzagah, Agbewoley, and Eperonnier
These kids were just playing around in the sewer water/river. Really caught me off guard.
Charging water 1
Charging water 2
Charging water 3
Charging water 4
Frère Bakana and Papan Mensanh
Orphanage service project
Porting a stylish red hat at Président Attiogbé's house
The Christmas dinner at our Bishop's house. It was so good!
On the way home from Djagblé
Primary Christmas Activity
L'Harmattan has come!
An abandoned house that looks like the Temple of Doom
Last pic of the year: selfie on New Year's Eve before going to bed
Baby lizard in our kitchen
Sam, Gbaguidi, and Elder Malala
Stuff at the market
The Hedzranawoé zone
I have too much fun
Papa Favor's Baptism
Monkey in Attiegou
Back in the tricycle saddle. (;
Elder Angbo and Maman Elizabeth
Elder Angbo and Frère Arnaud
Willy and Julianne
Elder Malala and Elder Angbo at San Marco's
This guy is the gardener for the chapel, and he's my buddy. He's awesome. (:
Elizabeth and Denise
Not in any particular order, Kodjo, Eli, Delali, Mireille, Phillip, and Eric, as well as Gracia.
The little kids in Elizabeth's courtyard.
Elizabeth and Hilaire
Art that Sam made for me
Some of the worms, a couple of days after they had been extracted, dead in alcohol. They were white, and a bit more swollen, and wiggly.
Elder Neubert and Elder Herring
One of the many reasons why my companion is awesome. (:
We found a lizard in the baptismal font!
Akpakpa branch building
Igname pilee with peanut sauce and fried goat cheese. So good, one of my favorite African dishes!
I have way too much fun with charcoal
Our DMB, Frere Paul
Me and my baby. (;
A weird banana I found. And ate. (:
Finagnon District after our split.
Elder Digbeu fighting crabs!
Our sector, near Edmond's house
Elder Digbeu playing football with some new amis at Bohicon
Elder Digbeu bought an agouti, freshly cleaned, skinned, and dried. It was really good! (;
New personal record of holding three snakes at a time! (:
Elder N'Guessan and Elder Olela
Saying goodbye to Elder Digbeu
Elder Linderman and Frere L'elu
New PR! 4 snakes! (:
Bro Jenkins and Elder N'Guessan
That's a car being packed.
The drive to Hillacondji
The new missionaries, some of my mission posterity is under my wings. (:
Mother's Day call
Average moto traffic, every day.
Dorsey, Wride, and N'Guessan
Sunset from our balcony
Average greenery in our sector
Kakpo family baptism
Gotta love those chawarmas! (:
Lake in the middle of our sector
Football with the Finagnon zone
Motos being washed by their drivers in a massive rainpuddle. Economic, folks! (;
Me at district meeting after having danced in the rain. (:
Rain here in front of the bureau. Just like the days of Noah! (:
I tried to make a twenty out of the candles. (:
The birthday cake.
Me with my boyzzz. I sure do love these guys. (:
My boyzzz during district meeting
Elder N'Guessan and me in our new boombas
Natalie and Florence Baptism
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