(French for: "This is Africa") A common term used by the missionaries when they want to express "thats just the way it is because "THIS IS AFRICA"! ie..."the power went out..AGAIN... C'est Afrique...or sometimes denoted as TIA...This Is Africa!!)) Elder Halvorsen has been serving a full time mission since January of 2009 in the Ivory Coast, Abidjan West Africa Mission. This mission encompasses the countries of Benin, Togo and Ivory Coast. He loves it there and is enjoying his experiences serving the Lord and the people of West Africa!!

Friday, January 30, 2009

First day at the MTC in Provo, Utah

Cameron entered the MTC on Wednesday, Jan. 28th, 2009. He was there for 8 weeks while learning how to teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in French.

From left to right: Dad, Blake (17) Mom, Elder Halvorsen, Chandler, Austin, Grandpa Halvorsen. The date in the lower right is incorrect. It really was the 28th of January.

Cameron, just after receiving his name tag in French and his orange "newbie" dot. I think he's sneering at Blake.