Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Week 32 - Jan 4th - 10th, 2015

Sunday, January 4th to Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Our week started out with the first fast-Sunday of the year and it was a good one for us.  We have really enjoyed being here and meeting with the Roodepoort Ward members, a very strong ward, deep with experience and strength.

After the meetings we drove in to Joburg to have lunch with the Joneses along with a nice visit again.  We are all excited to have our kids coming over in February for a visit and some time off with them and together all of us.

Our office work is winding down now as our replacement couple, the Allred's are beginning to take full charge for the duties.   They are great friends and are doing a terrific job.  We feel much better that they will handle everything so well for the mission and for all of our young Elders especially.

Tuesday we had another transfer day.  It seems like these days come very quickly even though they are structured and scheduled to occur only once every six weeks.  Our good office buddy and AP Elder Stephens from Roy got a transfer out of the office for his last six weeks of his mission.   We will miss him a lot, but we hope to see him some times up north where he got sent.

Elder Stephens, the elf along with his companion Elder Menendez.

Our trainer couple needed a visit at the hospital this week.  Sister Taylor had to go for some diagnostic work about some internal bleeding.  She's such a strong senior sister, we pray for her recovery.

While working on leases this week we had the pleasure of one of our friends and landlords Repa, a Buddhist nun, coming in for a visit about a lease and to say farewell to her.  We've come to like her so much and turned our last visit into a great well-received missionary lesson about the Church and the Book of Mormon.

We finished up our week with a preliminary visit to Polokwane, the city where we will finish up our mission doing Member Leadership Support work.  It was a real eye opener to say the least, but we are excited about the prospects of getting to know and love more and more people and do what we can to help them.

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