On June 26th we had a transfer news dinner and found that four of our Elders would be leaving us. They have worked so hard; they will really be missed.
|left to right: Elders Nkambule, Fokuo, Mashiloane, Ngwenya, |
Armstrong, Shokane, Kamara, Keeble Martin and Mead
|Elders Ngwenya, Shokane, Armstrong and Kamara leave us.|
|Welcome to Elder Cunguara in the middle with |
Elder Mashiloane and Elder Nuzman.
|Welcome to Elder Karabonyana.|
|Here he is Elder Mbongwe! His smile is as big as he is!|
|Our brand new Elder Risley, from the state of|
Virginia in the USA.
Nambiti Private Game Reserve which is located near Ladysmith. We had a wonderful time getting to know the other couples in our mission. This is really the only time we see them. Last December at our conference it was extremely hot. It was very cold at this conference. In fact a few days after we left, they had snow!
|Entrance to Nambiti.|
|Enjoying some sun: left to right Elder and Sister Dahle,|
Elder and Sister Allred, and Elder Nuzman
|left to right: Sister and Elder Blackburn, Sister and Elder Ward|
Sister and Elder Cox and Elder Nuzman
|left to right: President Von Stetten, Sister Petersen, Elder Petersen|
Sister Von Stetten and Sister Blackburn
|Here we are at Nambiti Lodge.|
|View from our deck.|
|Each couple had their own tent.|
|A view of the inside|
We were so excited to see several lions on the game drives. We got lots of exercise climbing in and out of the Land Rover safari wagon.
|This is the remains of an old Zulu village. The buildings can not|
be removed as it would anger the ancestors. This is now on the
game reserve and no one lives in these dwellings.
|There are many herds of wildebeests.|
|Here come the lions. We just stopped and watched as they |
walked by us in the safari wagon.
|The lionesses lead the pride.|
|And here we have the "king".|
|These are the cubs. They are all on a hunting expedition.|
The cubs killed a warthog and they all had dinner.
|This lioness wants to take a nap.|
|The lion rests tonight.|
|This was our guide, Nels who is from the Cape.|
|Beautiful sunset, wonderful holiday with awesome people!|
|The garage and front entry.|
|We haven't been in the splash pool but it will be inviting when it gets hot!|
|A view of the front.|
|The yard is lovely and we don't have to maintain it.|
|Our lounge area.|
|Our kitchen area.|
|As we are lacking kitchen cabinets, we moved some shelves into the dining room.|
|This patio is in the front entry area. We sometimes eat out here.|
|Typical of the many trees that were taken down by the wind.|
Many roofs lost tiles as well. In the townships many lost their entire roof.
|KFC lost the bucket off their sign!|
|View of the ship from Tinley Manor Beach.|
We celebrated Sister Nuzman’s 70th birthday a week early as our friends the DeKlerks were able to join us that weekend. We went on a harbor cruise here in Richards Bay. This is really the only way you can view the ports as they are all gated. We had such a good time.
|Susan and Paul DeKlerk with us on the harbor cruise.|
|It was windy but so beautiful!|
|It takes 10 trainloads of coal to fill a ship. This is nearly full as it is low in the water.|
|A ship being loaded with aluminum ingots.|
|Woodchips are exported as there are many forests which are planted for this purpose.|
|Less than a half mile from our house, you can view large ships.|
|Sister DeKlerk and Sister Nuzman overlooking the sea from the sand dunes by our house.|
|Celebrating with Singobile, Ayanda, Nozipho, Lungani and Thobani|
|Mama Zulu in her garden.|
|Some of the members of our English class at Port Durnford.|
|top row left to right: Elders Risley, Mead, Mbongwe, Fokuo|
bottom row: Martin, Nkambule, Cunguara, Karabonyana, Keeble and Mashiloane
|Goodbye Elders Mashiloane and Fokuo. We will miss you!|
|Welcome Elder Ssenyonga from Uganda|
|Before harvesting the sugar cane, they burn the fields. This gets|
rid of the excess leaves and also gets rid of the snakes!
|We are starting to see a lot of burning.|
|Another kind of cell phone tower.|
|This is an armored car. What you don't see are the guards with machine guns. |
They are sometimes on the ground between cars in the parking lot.
|Remember, no hooting or hawking!!|