"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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Transfer day in East London

Today is Transfer Day in the mission.  We have a busy schedule which began at the airport for those flying to Cape Town, then to the bus stop where Elders arrive from Port Elizabeth, then about 2 hours later the bus leaves from East London going to PE, and lastly we are back to the airport to collect the Elders arriving from Cape Town. 

Sister Thomas had fruit for the Elders as well as a package of vitamin C tables along with some aspirin.  This is primary so she can tell the Elders when they feel sick to “take two aspirin and call me back in the morning”.  Also when the Elders feel like they are coming down with a cold, they can take a bigger dose of vitamin C.  We also give them hand sanitizer in the hopes that we can prevent illness by killing germs.

From left to right across the top and then across the bottom, we are at the airport with some of the missionaries flying to Cape Town.  Then at the bus station where Sister Thomas also passes out goodies to the Elders arriving.

We run into Elder Pennington who is being transferred to PE who began his mission in Queenstown with us.  He is a dedicated and worthy missionary.  In fact, the Elders he works with look up to him for his commitment.  Nice to see him prior to his departure.

In between the stop at the bus station and when we had to go to the airport, Elder Cathemer came to Sister Thomas with those sad pleading missionary eyes and asked her for a quick haircut.  We had to go get the hair cutting stuff and then we met him at the boarding where he was staying.  We had to do this quickly so he and his new companion, Elder Neilson, could get on their way back to Queenstown so they would arrive before dark.

Finally this is us with the missionaries waiting for the plane to arrive at the East London Airport.

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