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

Picture taken May 6, 2014
From Left to right:  Elder Farmer, Elder Mudzurawona, Elder Manhanha,
Elder Kuledi, Elder Holman and Elder Nagged

Picture taken July, 2014
I left for just a few minutes to get some food ready and this is what happened.  They have entirely to much fun, especially Elder Neilson, he is the Elder that is relaxing at the expense of the other Elders.  Sitting up from left to right are Elder Bagley, Elder Manhanha, Elder Bryant, Elder Chapman and Elder Nagged.

July 2014
This crossed leg chorus line has become the tradition of the Welkom Elders when ever we take pictures.  The first group did it when we first got here and the pattern has stuck each time we take transfer pictures.  From left to right there is Elder Nelson.  He is a gentle giant.  He really enjoys life to the fullest but is a great missionary.  Second is Elder Bagley.  He was the district leader and was doing a great job.  He has been moved to the boarding in Kroonstad to open the area again.   Third is Elder Manhanha, who has been called to be the assistant to the President and has gone to Durban.  Elder Chapman is next.  He is a big Tongan missionary.  He has a twin brother serving in the Capetown area.  They are new to the Durban Mission.  Elder Bryant is from Gilbert Arizona and has been to Uncle Newels sports complex.  It is always fun to talk about Arizona.  Last but not least is Elder Ngandu.  He was serving as district leader right before Elder Bagley.  All of these missionaries are remarkable.
August 20, 2014
DDM in the apartment.  The missionaries were unable to get the key for
the church so they had to hold DDM at their apartment

August 20, 2014
Elder Kelsey is District Leader.  He gave a great lesson using a fan chart.
August 20, 2014
I asked the Elder to pose showing the "For the Strength of Youth" pamphlets.
They had used them to talk with a group of over 1,000 students.
(Top left, Elder Sibeko), (bottom left, Elder Benlap),  (back row Elder Bagley), 
front (row Elder Matambala),  (back row and tallest, Elder Nielson),  (next to him 
Elder Chapman), (front row Elder Bryant), and (back row Elder Kelsey).

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