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About carethomas1

Mother to six. Grandmother to nine. Dislikes bugs, camping, sitting and waiting. Likes to talk, eat, free agency, peace and order. Loves dogs, dear friends, and family (not necessarily in that order). Grateful for the trust Heavenly Father has in me, to ask me to come here and do this, with the one I love most.

Au Revoir

Mission President’s Sunset Cruise  –   Cape Town Well, here we are at the end of our 24 months in Lubumbashi.  There was a time when I thought this day would never come, but now in an instant it seems, … Continue reading

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Have I Done Any Good in the World Today?

Elder Mukundi and Elder Mbelec greeting us at the Mbuji Mayi airport.  Those hats really do help shade their eyes and keep them cool in the heat of Kasai.  I love them!… the elders and the hats! So… we have … Continue reading

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Just a Spoon Full of Sugar

What?! It’s no secret that I’ve found our life here somewhat difficult at times… but a couple of weeks ago, as I contentedly sat with some people I love, I heard the voice of Julie Andrews singing in my head, … Continue reading

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Just another day in the DRC

Beautiful! I’m so far behind in posting.  I’ve been slowly adding pictures to this for weeks, hoping for some inspiration.  Nope!  Nothing!  So… Here are just some random photos. So, I guess it was time for the Mission President to … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Lincoln

I knew when we left for our mission, that Linc wouldn’t be there when we returned.  I said my goodbyes then… Sort of.  I have been dreading this day and crying over this day for years, and now it’s here. … Continue reading

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Learning to Float

I never was a good floater.  I remember my first swimming lessons.  The teacher had me lay out on the water while she supported me with one hand under my back and the other under my legs, with the instructions … Continue reading

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Count Your Blessings

So…. I think my posts have been heavily weighted on the side of our trials here.  Sorry about that!  (I readily admit I am a bit of a whiner.)  Today, I am dedicating this post to the things I am … Continue reading

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