Monday, April 28, 2014

As we 'carry' ourselves to Bushrod Island.

When Liberians are offering someone a ride, they say, "I can carry you."


We wanted to show what we see as we drive onto Bushrod Island and down UN Drive.  We make this trip almost daily.  Sometimes twice a day.  

This is what it looks like as we drive over the Gabriel Johnson Tucker Bridge.

This man is hauling heavy mahogany boards over the bridge on a 'push-push'. 

As we leave the bridge and look to the right, we see all these zinc roofs that have many small businesses under them.  

Motor bikes are no longer allowed on the main roads, so we are now seeing theses Huasha taxis.  They  are like a motorcycle in the front with a seating compartment on the back.  We've seen as many as 6 people get in for a ride.

Need to learn how to drive in Liberia?  You can come to the Island for driving lessons.  We are curious what they teach new drivers.  The condition of the car might show you how the driving is here!

This is the landmark that helps us know where to turn for the New Kru Town Sister's apartment.

The Logan Town, New Kru Town, Point Four, and Doe Community Elders' apartments.
There are 3 apartments on the second floor of this building where the Elders live.

Many people take a wheel barrow and turn it into a business.  This man is selling bread from his.

Put up an umbrella, set up a table under it, and start a business.  Need a pair of tennis shoes?  

OR a mattress?

A quick stop at Family Bakery and you could get some bread, rolls, or even a donut.

We travel under the Bong Mine Bridge as we go further onto the Island.

The Elders on Bushrod love this store.  It's one of the few supermarkets there.  We like to stop there also.

This is just a small sampling of what we see as we travel onto Bushrod Island.  We very much enjoy our assignment to serve with the members and missionaries there.  


  1. I love getting a glimpse into your daily I'd love to see in person!! Love you so much!!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing your experiences there. It reminds me of some of the things we saw on our mission.

  3. Fabulous photos! I'd heard about someone Elder Price met near Bong Mines Bridge--never thought I'd see a photo of it. It really wasn't what I'd pictured in my mind. Thanks! I also loved seeing the storefronts and of course, the outside of the apartments, too. :-)

  4. So neat Aunt Lorene! I love reading your posts! Lots of love from the Brian Alexander family! xOXO

  5. Thanks so much for sharing. these photos reminds me of struggles I/we had to go through during d war.Liberia haz not change since d war except there's no gunshot or sounds. people are still picking up broken pieces daily

  6. If Family Bakery sells donuts, I am certain dad has gone several times to try them.

  7. Amen to what Craig said! No one loves donuts like our dad! These are great pictures. So fun to see a glimpse of your daily life.