On the way home from Port Elizabeth we went through a lot of mist. Here is one picture. It reminds me of the scriptures that talk of the mist that covered the earth (Genesis 2:6. Also, it could remind us of the mist of darkness (2 Nephi 12:17).
Something you don't see in the USA is people having prayer at the beginning of an exercise auction. I was at a Curves event and before it began they had an opening prayer. What a wonderfully novel idea!
|Sister Richins at a Curves event, where they began with prayer.|
Elder Richins is hard at work filling out papers for Namibia. We have been asked to submit the documents for visas. We will just wait to see if they go through. Mean time we are busy enjoying George and the people here.
|Elder Richins busy filling out Visa papers.|
We have established an institute program in Mossel Bay. We are excited that the people up there will have the opportunity to study the scriptures on a regular basis.
|Notice the NO THUMBING sign, yes that is a hand with a thumb sticking up|
|On Saturday we were driving through the township in Mossel Bay. As we came down the street this group of people were fixing their dinner and trying to stay warm. The lady with the blanket has a little one underneath that big blanket. |
If you live "in town" you are either:
white or colored
If you live "in township" you are
I have decided you can't look at a person and know where they live. Some of our members live in the township, but they dress, act and work in town. Each person's home is there castle. You love them for who they are not where they live.
|Our district: Transfers are next week there will be changes. It is so hard to see them leave. These Elders are the cream of the crop and such wonderful men.|
Love, Elder and Sister Richins