|The collapsed building is behind where the crane is|
|Not a clear view of the sight, but close|
The store is owned by a family originally from India. Even though they do not believe as most Ghanaians, they allow the workers who want to join together to have a morning devotional and prayer before they start work. Wednesday morning a group of Christians were gathered for their regular prayer meeting when the building collapsed. All who were there in the prayer were shielded from the collapsing building and were able to call on their cell phones and let their families know that they were still alive inside of all of the rubble. They have been rescued and are all right. One woman who is usually there didn’t come to the prayer meeting that morning and she wasn’t saved from the terrible accident. She was found dead.
This is the view we saw in the morning outside our hotel, the Best Western of Lagos (really).
This is the street we had to walk down to get from the hotel to the church office building. We really had to watch what we were doing. Greg was carefully walking and some ladies accross the street started yelling and laughing at him. He looked and smiled and then gave them a big wave. They all waved back and giggled. We are not sure what that was all about, but they were having a great time.
This is Brother Sowah and Elder Haws on the Church property. This is the Stake Center and in the distance is the Church Office Building that serves Nigeria.
This is a Nigerian taxi. It is a cross between a golf car and a motorcycle. They are all over the place.
One more thing, Today in church, one of our new friends told an experience he had just had. He has been learning how to design web-sites. He has done a few for friends and on the side. He got a call from some people who had seen his work and offered him $10,000 US to design a couple of sites for them. This always turns into more as the sites must be maintained. He was so excited. Then he found out that they are not sites that we as Latter-day Saints can accept and agree with. They may acutually be hosted here for display in the US and other places. He and his wife prayed about it, and his wife was very firm in her feelings that he not do it. So he turned it down. His conclusion was interesting. "I have not stopped them from doing the web-sites, they will probably get someone else, but I have stopped me for being part of it, and that is what matters."
We either believe what we believe, or we don't. If we believe it, we must live it.
God bless him.