Welcome everyone to another week here in George, South Africa,
We just want to say Donkey (thank you) for being part of our life. We have felt your prayers and just knowing you are part of our lives has been a blessing. We are so very grateful to know each one of you.
This has been an amazing week. This morning as I was listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing, "I Know that My Redeemer Lives" I felt such gratitude for my Savior, who died and was resurrected for each and everyone of us. It is a wonderful thing to contemplate this wonderful life we have and the people who cross our path.
|I'm grateful for P-day, it gives us an opportunity to play with the Elder's|
|Elder Sheward at a humble bungalow. Notice how tall he is.|
Wednesday, garbage day. I am grateful to have food on the table, toothpaste ect!
Elder Richins is helping Marshal get his mission papers ready. All he has to do is the medical exam and dental work. Look how he is dressed? Now you don't see that everyday, when you are not a missionary. He just became a counselor in the Elder's quorum.
I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with wonderful young people. They really are a cut above the world's standard.
|Defying gratify, I am grateful for missionaries who work hard, keep the mission rules and know how to have fun.|
Missionary work is all about service. Friday we had the opportunity to move this family. It was a challenge but I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and I am grateful to be healthly enough so I can. We moved to families on Friday. May I suggest if you have to move please have everything in boxes. It sure helps.
The 1st family had very few boxes and the 2nd family had everything in boxes to move.
|Dinner at the Rose with President and Sister Wood. The Capetown mission president and his wife.|
|Lunch at Nando's with our waitress. Such a happy bunch.|
I am grateful for a Heavenly Father that answers prayers, and shows tender mercy to us. I was feeding the missionaries and the President and Sister Woods after church today. I had a few last minute preparations to do so I set the timer for 50 minutes so I would have time to get ready for church. Just as I completed the last thing I needed to do, the alarm went off. I know you might not think that is much but I consider it a tender little mercy, which I needed this morning.
Last night I was so very tired and my leg was throbbing. In my prayer I asked Heavenly Father if he could subdue the throbbing tonight because I need a good nights sleep. I believe that was a very tender mercy and I was able to sleep like a baby.
We have been involved with some new friends that have been going through some challenging times. On Friday when we saw them I could tell that their and our prayers where answered. The peace you could see on their faces was so evident.
I am again very grateful to each of you for who you are. Thanks so much for being part of our lives.
Elder and Sister Richins