This is the whole group of missionaries after they got the stockings. They were really surprised and I think they liked them.
These are the elders that live in Kroonstad. Elder Agyeman is from Ghana. That is where Elder Edington's Parent served on their mission about 20 years ago.
Elder Kaizer is from Johannesburg. I admire Elder Kaizer so much. He was only two hours away from home but he did not even consider going home for Christmas and he was teased a lot about doing just that.
Elder Rasmussen is from Utah. He and his companion, Elder Matalala are the District leaders. They do a wonderful job and are fantastic about being to DDM on time. It is a welcome relief to start on time or very close to it.
Elder Belnap or (Benlap) as I keep saying and even wrote incorrectly on his Stocking, is from the US. He is a good sport about having his name mispronounce and misspelled.
Elder Human is from East London South Africa. His uncle Gary Human is one of our S&I bosses. They are both very gentle minded and great men.
Elder Mantambala is from Uganda. He left to go home the middle of January. He was an amazing missionary. He helped a lot with the institute program in Welkom.
Elder Willombi is Mantambalas companion. They worked in Thabang which is a difficult
area because of the gangs and so much crime but there were several convert baptisms from there.
We were grateful for the opportunity to serve these Elders and hopefully made their Christmas a little easier. I know that by spending our time doing things for them and for the other elders it really helped make our Christmas away from home a wonderful experience.