Our home is very nice by African standards. We are very happy with it. It is safe and secure with a big concrete wall around it and a locked gated entrance to the driveway.
It is 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, dining room, living room and kitchen. It has a pretty yard, nice clean tile, very few bugs, indoor plumbing, hot water, a nice white tiled bathroom, a dining room, a living room with interesting sofas, and a cute kitchen. We also have our own laundry room, which is huge. Our bedroom is big and has a desk in it.
Our home is great, but very expensive. We pay for our own rent now. (Before we came, they used to prorate it throughout the couples in the mission, but the president has decided that wasn't fair to the couples whose homes were very inferior to ours. We have to pay a gardener $130 a month and we think the rent is about $2,300 a month. It is much bigger than we need, so we are going to look for a nice little apartment, if there is one.
This is the Elders apartment (the other side of our duplex).
Our home is safe and secure with a big concrete wall around it and a locked gated entrance to the driveway. We have our own laundry room, which is huge.
We are still getting used to all the smells... some are beautiful... some are not. Dad and I say that the thing we are most thankful for at home, that we haven't appreciated in the past, is our trash collection system in the United States. WOW! Huge, huge perk in life!