|The pool built by President Baldwin and his sons. It really looked inviting!|
We assisted with transfers on January 11th and had to drive the bakkie (pick-up) down to Durban, to deliver Elder Rainibe and bikes and brought a brand new elder back, Elder Ngwenya, from Zimbabwe. He is doing great. The bakkie was a beast to drive in town (5 speed on the floor) and I had to shift with my left hand. Not fun. We were exhausted when we arrived home that evening.
|Goodbye Elder Rainibe. We will miss you!|
|Welcome Elder Ngweyna from Zimbabwe|
|Trainer, Elder Tualufo with his greenie.|
|Elders Nuzman, Mwita, Castleberry, Hall and Fisher |
having lunch after DDM. at McDonalds!
|The Sunchaze Family|
Mellissah, Gugu,Shiangalah and Gabriel
Family Home Evening with the Sunchaze family
January 26th we started our two seminary classes again after the summer break. We have some choice young people in our classes. We are trying to get them ready for a temple trip (Johannesburg) in late March. After seminary in Port Durnford we stopped in to visit Thandie Nzama’s grandmother, who lives next door to her. What a delightful lady! She is in her nineties. She only speaks Zulu but just kept hugging us and told Thandie that she really loved us. She supports herself by selling mats that she weaves while sitting on the ground. They use the mats to sit on and even sleep on. She insisted that we take a sack of lemons from her tree.
|Sister Thandie Nzama, her grandmother and Sister Nuzman|
|Driving across one of three rivers we had to cross|
|They literally see no neighbors. Their water supply comes from |
springs from atop the mountains.
|Paul and Susan De Klerk and Elder Nuzman sorting mangos|
|Want some bananas?|
|One of the frogs we met in the house. They eat all the bugs!|
|Family compound where we sold fresh and sour milk and bananas|
|Holding out several Rand to pay for what she purchased|
|A beautiful view from the house|
|Some of the neighbors several kilometers from their house|
|We were lucky this is all the damage we incurred.|
|One of our gecko friends. See the eggs she is carrying in her abdomen?|
|Sometimes they come inside to see us.|
|Elder Nuzman preparing for a talk.|
We have a transfer session coming up and we anticipate being hit hard. We always are sad to say goodbye to the elders who have to move on. We grow so attached to them but we always know that there are some new great young men coming. In preparation for transfers we have to visit all the boardings and do inspections and also inspect their vehicles. The elders really did a great job this inspection!
|Our Richards Bay District Elders came by to say goodbye.|
Elders Hall and Mwita are leaving us. Hope we can keep in touch.