Balaya and Conakry, 2016 We arrived in Balaya toward evening time, and people starting coming right away to greet and welcome us. These are folks from other areas who came for the teaching. Our faithful steed, a bit dirty, but glad to have arrived! The outhouse was a ways from the house. A bit chancy in rainy season. (Also the shower area!) Teaching started in right away the next day. James, in the closer chair, did the translating. Tim teaching on the six chief parts of the catechism. After the last day, we made and distributed 10 micro-SD cards loaded with Scripture in Kissi and French, as well as the Maninka films we have. Everywhere we looked folks were watching and listening to their phones. I'd originally told this young guy he couldn't have a chip, but when there was one left I handed it over. He was pretty thrilled! Tim is famous for tickling the children. Sunday morning we headed out to Gbafaya for church. Who says these vehicles only carry 10?? Worship is being held in a local school until the other structure is finished. Tim and James leading worship. Here's the structure they're working on. The tarps were purchased with funds given to our work. A selfie with James's youngest, Yawa while we wait for others to arrive. We weren't able to greet and important area on Sunday, so on Monday Tim and James hired motos to take them back to that village where they were anxiously waiting. James and his wife Miyata. One of my namesakes: Beth and Beth. Yawa getting her hair done by her mama. Back on the road headed to Conakry. Tim decided I deserved a good night of rest, so we stopped for a night at a hotel in Faranah. After 5 nights on straw, this was like laying on a cloud! Not sure why it's so difficult for hotels to keep their toilet seats.... A few funny sights on the road. We're assuming the rest of the body is in there somewhere! A taxi is never really "full". Heading to Tabaski where every family sacrifices a sheep, this was not uncommon! Conakry roads have actually gotten worse! Guess who drew the short straw?? There's a new mall in town! The new Conakry mall. Sunday had us visiting the congregation in Petit Simbaya. The choir gave us some incredible music that day. Tim preached on the sacrifice of Jesus and the Lord's Supper. We were able to share the Lord's Supper together. With Pastor Fatoma and his wife. We finished with a visit to the new meeting place in Tomboliya. There had been 4 baptisms there that morning!