"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

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Flat Inspections in East London

We were a busy couple today.  We began by dropping off a vehicle from Mthatha that needed to be serviced.  That was at 7:30.  Sister Thomas picked me up from there and we began a morning of inspecting the Elders flats and their cars.  Actually, these Elders had very clean apartments and the things that Sister Thomas highlighted were corrected right on the spot.  The vehicles were in good shape and were fairly clean due the the Washing and Waxing events we have had over the past couple of weeks.

We then met with the new landlord and he signed the lease agreement and we paid him the deposit for the new house we are renting for the Elders who work in Mdantsane.  This will save the Elders about 20 kilometers per day as the drive to and from their area. 

Later that evening we met up with Elders Judd and Mchunu in Mdantsane to teach a family home evening to a couple who had recently joined the church.  They were worried about their sons and hopefully we provided some guidance and comfort of spirit.  The Elders shared powerful examples of how their parents and impacted their lives.  Elder Mchunu told of coming in late at night finding his mother on her knees in his room in vocal prayer for her son.  Quoting from the Parable of the Prodigal Son, he said he “Came to Himself” in that moment as he stood outside his room.  He then cleaned up his life and came on a mission.  Elder Judd told a story of having to call his dad after an accident and of feeling the love of a parent when his father’s first question was not about the damage to the car, but one of concern, “Are you all right.”  He said he will always remember that his Dad loves him and was more concerned about him than the car.

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