I took this picture a couple of weeks ago in Knysna. This made me excited for Spring.
|Notice the year 1855|
To recap the last two weeks, via pictures. Oh, how grateful I am for pictures otherwise I could not remember what we did yesterday, because the days go by so quickly.
|Elder Dladla is still recuperating from appendicitis.|
|What a fun bunch of Elders, always ready to give you a smile when the shutter clicks.|
|Elder Richins and Elder Pearson going to Mossel Bay.|
|It has been a while since we have seen baboons, On this day we saw a whole family.|
September 29, 30, 31 the 6 elders from George and Knysna caravaned down to Port Elizabeth for Zone conference. The 29th was spent in travel and that evening senior couples in the zone were invited to dinner with President and Sister Woods and Elder Cook and Sister Cook. He is serving in the African continent area presidency and he is a member to the 1st quorum of 70. He was amazing and everyone learned so much. He is from Ogden, Utah and will be serving in Africa for the next 5 years. Elder Cook talked about how each person needs to KNOW, FEEL, and then DO something about what they KNOW AND FEEL. That is real commitment.
Dinner with the Woods, Cooks and Senior Couples
|Sister Wood, Elder Richins, Sister Cook, Sister Taylor, Elder Taylor|
President Wood, Elder Stokoe, Sister Stokoe, Elder Cook, Sister Van Sickle, Elder Van Sickle
|On the pier on Port Elizabeth. I want you all to notice Elder Richins hair. It is perfect and it is blowing really hard has you can see by my hair.|
|It is nice not being the only women. When it is just our George district it is always me and 5 elders.|
|This picture is priceless. Everytime we go to the Mawindi's, Tons of kids come running yelling,|
|Elder Spencer knocking on the door of an investigator. Elder Spencer isn't very tall but you wouldn't know that by looking at this picture.|
|Going Visiting Teaching with Sisters in the George branch trying to help them learn how to do it. It was a successful day.|
|The flowers are gorgeous this time of year. |
I was listening to a song today and one of the lines says how the child learned to love flowers because her mom had had a love for the flowers and she passed it on the her child. I know my mom loves flowers and when we would go on trips she would always point out the flowers and say their names. I didn't appreciate it until now. Since I have been on our mission. I want to remember this land of South Africa, that is why I have been taking so many pictures. Along the way I have come to really look and notice the beauty around me.
|This was made out of cement as part of a wall in the front of someones home.|
Thanks so much for your emails we appreciate so much learning about what is going on in your lives. You are still important to us even though we are 1/2 way around the world.
Love, Elder and Sister Richins