"And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." D&C 84:88

Friday, May 23, 2014

District Meeting and Lunch with the Elders at Mthatha

Today we spent the morning inspecting the Elders flats in Mthatha and fixing a few things that needed to be sorted out.  While Sister Thomas did the flat inspection I worked on fixing the showers in both the bathrooms.  In one case, the head of the shower was plugged and needed to be replaced and there was no shower attachment on the wall for the hand held shower.  In the other shower, the attachment was coming off the wall and the mounting screws needed to be replaced.  There was also one electrical plug that was not working and needed to be replaced in one of the bedrooms.

Sister Thomas spent time inspecting and because we are so far away she made the Elders address those items that needed to be addressed while we were there.  When we left the flat were in good order.

We attended District Meeting and Elder DeCarvalho led a worthwhile discussion on the Inviting, Committing and Following Up.  After District Meeting we took the Elders out to eat at Mike’s Kitchen.  While we were at lunch we discovered Elder DeCarvalho’s mother had looked at our blog and had never seen a close up picture of her son.  So Sister DeCarvalho this picture is for you.  You can see him with his companion Elder Tennant who is from Melbourne, Australia.  We also challenged him to take that first big bite of his burger for the picture.

When we arrived in Mthatha on Thursday afternoon, we were able to go teach with the Elders.  We went to one home with Elder DeCarvalho and Elder Tennant to teach a follow-up lesson for someone who had just been baptized and then a lesson on the Plan of Salvation to a new investigator.  The Elders teaching was exceptional and Sister Thomas and I were fortunate that we could be there and share our testimonies.  It was one of those lesson taught outside in the late afternoon warmth of the South African sun while sitting on buckets!

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