|Father in Heaven knew where he could best use their many strengths and qualities. They both have such wonderful experience in the church and they have and are blessing many, many lives (including ours) with their testimony and diligent service!!|
As they first arrived, they spent only three days in Kinshasa and then were flown hundreds of miles away to the city of Lubumbashi!!! They were the only missionary couple serving there for over ten months. It was a "do-it-all" mission and they rose to the challenges with much hard work and dignity!! They took care of all the young native missionaries in several cities. Those missionaries love them like their own parents!
The branches and people flourished and grew under their care! They traveled long hours and visited many out of the way villages and cities!! They took assignments from President Headlee and followed through with precision. The members and non-members grew to love and respect them for their honesty and love of this restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are African PIONEERS in every sense of the word!!
In September 2010, the Jamesons and the Frogleys, along with eight young native missionaries were sent to Bujumbura, Burundi. It is still in the same mission but about 600 miles away from Lubumbashi! Many tears were shed by Sister Jameson as she left the city of Lubumbashi that they had learned to cherish!
Here in Burundi, the gospel had been established in 1992 but a horrific war tore the city and government out of stability. The church sadly pulled out in 1996. So, HERE WE ARE trying to reestablish the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints again! ElderJeffrey R. Holland even flew here to offer a Dedicatory Blessing on this land. The blessing was truly from a Heavenly Father who loves his children here in Burundi and very applicable to the needs of the people and the country.
The stories and history of the past are heart-wrenching but many new stories of joy and happiness are miraculously occuring each hour, each day and each week! We are grateful to our companions, the Jamesons, for their leadership, friendship, example, encouragement, service and love!
ps. Sister Jameson also writes a creative and amazing blog about the mission here. With permission, I give this for you to view........................... http://www.grammyandpapas.blogspot.com/ It is really worth a look!!:)