|top left to right: Elders Castleberry and Fisher|
bottom: Elders Adams and Tualufo
The following day was Elder Nuzman's 65th birthday. It was P day so we took a game drive. Elder Nuzman said he wanted to see an elephant and his birthday wish came true!
|Bronze statue of a black rhino and the birthday boy!|
|The elephant on the other side of the river.|
|Can you believe how big these white rhinos are?|
September 15h found us in Durban to atttend Zone Conference and our Mission Christmas party. We again stayed at Little Haven with our new friend, Grace Rawlins.
|Mission Christmas party catered dinner|
|Mission Christmas Party|
|Our friend Grace Rawlings, owner of Little Haven|
|The Wedding Party|
The groom's father and stepmother, Breeze and Mark
|Big John carving our drum|
|top: Elders and Sisters Berry,Davis, Zweifel, Nuzman and Hudson|
bottom: Elders and Sisters Ward and Allred
|Our hosts, Elder and Sister Blackburn, serving in Swaziland|
|Swaziland Cultural Center - dancing for us|
|A village at the cultural center|
|Entrance to the Mkhaya Game Reserve|
|An endangered species of antelope|
His horns are covered as it is rutting season
|Our means of transport on the drive|
|The white rhino or flat lip|
|Taking a mud bath on a hot day|
|The black rhino (much more rare) also called the hook lipped|
rhino. Much smaller head than the white rhino
|The mighty elephant|
|White rhino and baby coming out of the river|
|Notice how close she is to the side of the land rover.|
|Albino wildabeests (very rare)|
|A pod of five hippos|
|The beautiful resort, Summerfield, where we had dinner|
|Do we look sunburned or what?|
|President Von Stetten showing the drum the couples |
presented him. It has the names of his family carved on it.
|President and Sister Von Stetten|
|Typical rural Swaziland houses|
Christmas was very quiet. It was strange not to have children and grandchildren with us but we really enjoyed Skype! How we admire the couples who served years ago with no means of communicating with their families except by letters! They really sacrificed!!
|Stockings for the Elders|
|Christmas Eve with my giraffe from Swaziland|
|Playing games on Christmas|
|More strippling warriors|
|Just relaxing at Christmas time|
|Swazilsnd road sign|
Watch out for warthogs!
|Watch out for wildabeests!|
|President and Sister Vilane's baby girl, Nosipho, which means "the gift"|
|Isn't she the sweetest? She is about the same|
age as Mike and Natalie's, Eleanor.