"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

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Monument and Interview in Port Elizabeth

We went to Port Elizabeth to interview an investigator who has made a commitment to be baptized.  I agreed with the Elders who were teaching her that she should maintain her working scheduled so she could attend church in the morning.  The Silcock’s met us and escorted us through down town to a Spar where the investigator was working.  We had arranged with the Investigator that she would be able to take her lunch time for the interview. 

It was behind this monument on a park bench where this interview took place. While it was out in a public place the spirit was with us.  The pigeons were around our feet and it seemed as if we were all alone in the middle of the small park.  The interview was a wonderful Priesthood experience for me.

On the right side of the monument, you can see Elder Silcock outside our car while he is waiting patiently to open the door for Sister Silcock while she is speaking to Sister Thomas who is sitting in our car. Sister Silcock and Sister Thomas were siting in our car while they were waiting for me to finish the interview.

The monument was paid for by a group in Britain.  It is actually a drinking fountain for livestock.  I guess it has been some time since it has been used for that purpose.  The moment celebrates all the fallen animals that perished in the Anglo Boer war in 1899 - 1902.  The script ion reads:

“The greatness of a nation consists not so much in the number of its people or the extent of its territory as in the extent and justice of its compassion.”

A nice thought and inspiration objective for any nation.

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