Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nalidi Hlanyane

Sometimes I get the opportunity to have some fun working with one of the youth in our home.  I had a young lady by the name of Naledi Hlanyane ask me if I would show her how to make cinnamon rolls.  She came on Monday September 22, 2014.  This is a picture of her in the back of our car as we traveled to and from her house.  She lives in Blomanda about 30 min. from our house.

October 21 DDM in Welkom

We have been going to DDMs in Welkom two or three times a month now since March.  We love these young men for who they are and who they are becoming.  We see them come and we see them go and when they go a little piece of our heart goes with them.  It has been a privilege for us to serve with all the missionaries that we have had the opportunity to serve with.  We have a fantastic group right now.  (If asked we would say that about all our groups)  They are working hard and many wonderful things are happening in the Welkom Area.

Picture taken October 21, 2014
From left to right they are  Elder Ochanda, Elder Matlala ,Elder LeFrance, Elder Kelsey, Elder Benlap , Elder Keizer, Elder Ochaya, Elder Sibeko, Elder Matambala, and Elder Chathyoka is in the front.


Monday, October 27, 2014

DDMs and Missionaries Feb - August

One of the fun parts of our job is to work with wonderful missionaries in DDM. (District Development Meetings)  This is when we actually go to the district planning meeting and get to work side by side with these wonderful, young,  full time missionaries.  During these meeting the district or group of missionaries plans what needs to happen to improve missionary work, discuss some of the people they are teaching and how to help them and have lessons from preach my gospel.   It is  quite an experience to watch these young men in action.

Picture taken March 11, 2014
This is the first group of Elders we started DDM's with. From left to right they are:
Elder Khutledi,  Elder Mudzurawona, Elder Farmer, Elder Ndivo, Elder Holman and Elder Hansen

Tri Zone Conference October 16, 2014

 You will not find finer missionaries than these serving in the Durban South Africa Mission in these three zones.  They are wonderful young men serving from the USA and several countries here in Africa.  Their righteous efforts are bringing many people to the gospel.  It is exciting to be apart of this missionary force

This is the Bloemfontein Zone
They serve in Bloemfontein, Blomanda, Rocklands,
Kimberly, Botshabello and Thaba Nchu


Monday, October 20, 2014

South Africa Heritage Day

On Wednesday September 24 the Saints in South Africa celebrated a South African Holiday called Heritage Day.  President Nyatshoba asked us what we were going to do for Heritage day.  We told him clean our office and do paper work.  We really did not know what Heritage day was and so we did not think much of it.  We received a phone call from our institute teacher in Thaba Nchu telling us he needed 6 more Pearl of Great Price Books, so we told him we would bring them over that day.  Without thinking any more about it we cleaned the office then headed to Thaba Nchu.  When we got to the church we were in for a big surprise.  The sisters in the ward were having a celebration of Heritage Day.  They were dressed in traditional clothing and were eating traditional food.  We ended up celebrating Heritage Day after all.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Scripture Mastery Conference

On Saturday September 20th, 2014 we were all privilege to attend a Scripture Self-Mastery Event which was organized by Lindiwe Chibase, the beautiful girl in the red, black and white skirt in the middle of the front row.

Elder Edington and I (top left) had the topic of "Searching the Scriptures Using a Magnifying Glass". Next to us are Elder and Sister Huls, Brother and Sister Beldon, Sister and President Zackrison and Sister and Elder Carlilie.  We were all presenters with various topics about making scripture study a life long experience.   Those in front are some of the youth that came to experience the Conference.