|My good friend Noxola Mawindi, she is the one that dressed me up. If you look real close the lady on my apron is smoking a pipe. Oh my!|
|Branch cultural and talent night, They Thembuletu Relief Society sisters decided it was time I became one of them. Elder Richins would rather I left the hat behind but the costumes are beautiful. I just followed along with the dance.|
It has been diverse week. We have enjoyed so much this week. Golf, 3 family home evenings, institute, and branch talent night, plus several visits with the elders.
Monday we enjoyed our first golf. It was a beautiful day, you didn't even need a jacket. Guess who won? Yes, it was Elder Richins, he hasn't lost his touch, but remember Elder Featherstone has been on a mission for 2 years and only played a few times in his life, It was Elder Sheward's first time, and Sister Richins just loves being out and trying to hit the ball straight.
|Elder Sheward, not bad for a beginner!|
|The Elder's know how to have fun, work hard, and follow the rules too be successful.|
|The radiators in the living room. We keep all the other doors closed.|
|Mattress pad heater, notice the nice tiles. The are super cold so we both bought warm slippers that we wear at all times.|
Tuesday is our Mossel Bay day. We met a man at a coffee shop that was referred to us by a member that was recently baptized. After which we had a few moments to enjoy the waves and the elders took some pictures.
|The elder's resisting the temptation to get to close to the water! Thank heavens looks can be deceiving, the picture doesn't show the other side of the rock with a large rock shelf they were standing on.|
|Two people taking home their finds for the day.|
Thursday we went to Knysna to inspect the Elder's apartment, which we do every 6 weeks. Here are some random pictures of our travels.
|You see this scene everywhere. People thumbing or putting money out hoping for a ride. Notice the baby on the ladies back. They carry the little ones like this everywhere.|
|Linda Stitler, can you tell me the name of this bird? The birds here are so very fascinating. I love the red on the bill.|
|One day I saw several workers putting together these retaining walls. It is chicken wire with rocks piled high in large square sections and then put together. They are not cemented at all. You see these all along the Garden Route.|
|This is also a picture I have been trying to capture. This is a speed bump or hill would be a better term. These speed bumps are all over George, but Elder Richins and I are sure that this is the highest one.|
|Outside the police station this sky was so beautitul. I was sorry I had this power line in it but Iwas inside the compound, enjoy the pictures.|
|Homemade and they did a great job, notice the blue plastic bucket and stick for a drum|
|Sister Richins doing a native dance|
|The branch presidency singing a hymn in harmony and then...|
|Rocking out, shades and all|
|Our very own elders doing the Magical Dance|
|The choreographer was of course Elder Featherstone|
Sunday was Father's day and Elder Featherstone's last Sunday on his mission he goes home on Wednesday. His family is sooo excited. His mom said in her last 3 letters. Elder Featherstone don't do anything crazy, come home in one piece. He is following orders the best he knows how. The Relief Society gave the father's a Lunch Box candy bar for being such great dad's, of course all men over the age of 18 got one. Encouraging them to prepare to be great dad's some day.
We love you all, Have a great week.
Elder & Sister Richins