The following day, Sunday, there were several baptismal services. We attended the service in Richards Bay as we had worked with the Elders and the investigator, Prince.
|Elder Mwita in sweater, next to him, Prince and Elder Shumway in suit|
|Steve Killick and us|
|Our stripling warriors of Richards Bay|
Elders Jensen, Ndhlovu, Meistre, Mwita, Hall, Rainibe, Shannon, Ssesanga, Shumway, Denning
|Anyone for a swim with this crocodile?|
|Check out the horn on this rhino!|
On Saturday, the 20th, we had a District Relief Society Conference. Our theme was “Feed My Sheep”. We had a luncheon, served by Elders Nuzman, Shumway and Mwita. In the meeting that followed a sister from each branch told of a visiting teaching experience. One of the RS Presidents told how to be a better visiting teacher. We concluded by watching Sister Barbara Thompson’s talk on visiting teaching from this year’s Relief Society Women’s Broadcast. We had worked very hard to make it a beautiful event and were pleased to have nearly sixty in attendance. But wearing too many hats that day, the one that was forgotten, was the photographer. So you can’t see the beautifully decorated tables and the happy faces. I should have delegated that to someone else.
Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated here in Africa but we had a dinner on Friday with all ten of our Elders. We even found turkey and cranberry sauce! The stores are stocking up for Christmas. We served turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy and pumpkin pie. The Elders brought side dishes and dessert. A big hit was Elder Shumway’s fruit salad! Everyone expressed gratitude for our many blessings.
|They were thankful, but mostly hungry!|
|Brother Iris' tailor shop|
|Max Avery (peace corp volunteer), Elder Nuzman, Elder Iris and a young woman setting up for church|
|Most of the group|
|Elder Nuzman and Elder Iris in front of the "future church"|
Actually we were in no danger. This township is more what you would expect to see in Africa. As we left Kosi Bay and were heading toward the N2 (the main highway) we found giraffe in the field next to the road. There were zebra off in the distance as well.
|One block off the main street they were doing their laundry.|
|Our lodgings. Note the white dog that befriended us.|
They were here when we first arrived. They taught us so many things. We will miss them so much! We are welcoming Elders Adams (from Las Vegas, NV), Tualufo (from Mozambique), Castleberry (from Salem,UT) and Fisher (from West Valley City, UT).
|Goodbye Elder Ssesanga and Elder Shumway!|
We thought you might find the following pictures of interest:
|A hibiscus tree in Nseleni|
|A snail African style - escargot anyone?|
At the Boardwalk Mall in Richards Bay. Women carry all kinds of things on their heads.