"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

Monday, August 18, 2014

Settling the Stapleys into Queenstown

Today we spent the day introducing the Stapley’s to the Elders, the Elders’ flats and the town of Queenstown.  We visited the three flats of the Elders in Queenstown and then took them around to see all the hardware and fabric stores, restaurants, land surverys, banks, bicycle shop, post office box, and several stores as Sister Thomas helped them understand the difference between coriander and  cilantro, tomato sauce and tomato puree and ketchup and tomato paste, 

We also were able to help them draw cash from the bank the first time and we taught them how to purchase power for the Elders.  We had some lunch with them at the Spur and, while waiting for our food, we helped them put the numbers in their phone for the Mission President, Mission office and home, APs, and all the Elders of the Queenstown Zone.

We took them to Nonesi Mall and introduced them to the store, Game, where they will be going often to purchase supplies and other things.

The Stapley’s are a wonderful senior couple and have already embraced mission work.  We are thankful that they are here and it is comforting that we can hand over what used to be our assignment knowing that the area of Queenstown and the Queenstown Zone of Elders are in good hands.

To the Stapley’s five daughters, thanks very much for your support and for sharing you parents and your children’s  grandparents with us.  You can’t really understand how valuable they are to the ward and the area until you have been here and attended church with the faithful saints in Africa.  You should be proud of what your parents are doing.

One last picture letting Elder Labrum dictate the style of picture.  He says pictures are more interesting when someone is caught looking at anything other than the camera lens.  Elder Labrum, this picture is for you.  It took a bit of convincing to get Sister Thomas and Elder Chaparadza to participate in the planed photo.

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