Gueckedou, June 2016 Roads are being repaired between Kissidougou and Guéckédou which made the trip almost an hour shorter! The beautiful Forest Region of Guinea. New bridges are being built. It was all pretty exciting to see! The view from our hotel in Guéckédou. A new creature. Not sure what it was! Sunday School on our big festive day. The women playing their saa-saas. Gets a little noisy, but they are sure fun to watch and listen to! Vicar Bernard Leno officiated the service. Saa-saas at rest. After teaching catechism the previous week, Rev. James May from Kenya ended his visit by delivering the message that morning. Rev. May and Vicar Leno. Offering time! Afterwards the children of the congregation sang for us. Following worship we had a special service of installation for our new church officers. The church is decorated with beautiful banners sent to us by the Kansas District LWML. We had a pretty full house including pastors from other congregations who came in support of the new officers. The men declaring their faithfulness to the church. And the blessing. As is customary, Rev. May was "gowned" by the officers in thanks for his time and effort. And presented with a Kissi bible. We had a blind guitarist who played for us. Tim discussing music possibilities with some of the youth. I'm here with Pastor Julien's son, Ernest. He is a talented musician and singer and will add a lot to the future of the church. What a blessing to be with these men we've worked with for so long! The trip home: hopefully one of the bridges they will be repairing! God's gift to dry season: the beautiful Flamboyant Tree!