Sunday, April 19th Saturday, April 25th, 2015
The best way to start a week of all, a baptism. This is Koekie Ramaru. We have been with the Elders on about 4-5 teaching appointments with her. She will be a wonderful addition to the group and to the RS. She is a school teacher at an elementary school. Her son, Matshediso, was baptized last fall and is a deacon. Her husband, Edwin, has not yet been taught but is on everyone's goal list for the Elder's, especially Koekie's. She also has a 2-year old daughter that stays with her mother during the week while she teaches. This is very common here for mothers of very young children.
|Elder Dye, Edwin Ramaru, Matshediso, Koekie, Thini Maja (a neighbor and RM who baptized her), and Elder Roberts.|
Lunch at the local Chinese place 'Yummy's' after District meeting with our terrific Elders. (L-R after Melanie, Elders Henderson, England, Roberts, SLC, Dye, Idaho, Lybe, ?, Olson, SLC, and Delahoy, Australia.
On to our regular weekly BB activity at the area court (which is the only outdoor court we know of in the greater metro area of 1 million + people, guess BB isn't too popular here, yet). We have a really lot of young kids show up, this week over 30. We had a lot of fun with them. When the young Elders show up some of them have started running right up to them to greet them and give them '5'.
|This little guy doesn't speak English but he's learned to say 'good boy' mimicking me when I tell him he's good.|