Ed felt inspired to invite the 4 elders who lived by us to join us for our morning exercise circuit. For 3 weeks we had a great time. We would pick them up at their apartment at 5:50 am and drive the 5 minutes to the circuit. It was up high on the hill, with lots of gorgeous greenery, and looked over the city. It was a great way to encourage our special elder, who got up every morning for 3 weeks and shone as one of our outstanding athletes!
At the end of the three weeks he was transferred and assigned to be a District Leader. As he left Yaounde, he gave us a big hug. We asked if he was going to be ok. He said “Yes, I am going to keep running!” I was so proud of Ed being a tool to encourage this young man develop his potential as a missionary. That was all he needed. He is an awesome young man and will be a great District Leader.
Now, for the fun...These are some of the stations on our course...
The others all "walk the monkey bars" ... I dangle.
At least I dangle until Ed comes and helps me move forward!
What a fun wonderful month of keeping fit physically and spiritually! We loved Yaoundé and we loved working with the Elders.