"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, August 22, 2014

Dinner with the East London and Mdantsane Zone Leaders

We had the two sets of Zone Leaders come over tonight so we could discuss how the Transfer day went.  The day did not go as smoothly as we would have liked with Elders arriving late where planes were almost missed etc.  However as we spoke to the Zone Leaders it is clear that they did more preparation than we thought.  They had either spoken or texted each elder telling them where they needed to be and when.  We were pleased when I heard that.  What they could do better is to sit down and consider the logistics of what needed to take place. 

Sister Thomas had reviewed the flats and provided some guidance on which flats should have elders staying over as guests and which should not.  Only two elders can stay over night in a boarding where there is only one bathroom.  We felt like one of the problems is that two many stay at one boarding and even when they get up on time they don’t get up early enough so six or eight elders can get through the morning bathroom cycles.

We also took some time to discuss the options on how to improve and then counseled with the Elders about their personal obedience and the example it sets for all the Elders in their Zone.  They fully excepted that it is up to them and they are the priesthood leaders and they need to act accordingly.  I am please that President Merrill’s vision is beginning to take hold.

In the picture clockwise beginning with Sister Thomas is Elder Murphy, Judd, Malpage, Capozzoli.  These are some of Heavenly Fathers finest.  It is a wonderful process seeing how they become leaders in the mission as they allow the mantle of responsibility fall upon their shoulders. We dearly love them.

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