"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, February 19, 2015

Boarding Inspections in East London

This morning is our time to inspect the missionaries’ flats.  We are inspecting every Thursday morning between 9:00 and 12:00.  We do it at this time because we know that the Elders will be at home.

The flats were in good shape and, with Sister Thomas’ encouragement, the final bits were cleaned.  As ever, she continues to train the Elders every time we go. In the lower left she has Elders Chapman, Pitsoane, Katwana and Hyera in the bathroom teaching about soap scum and how to clean it.

In upper left are Elders Tennent, Okeny, Black, Dryer, Richards and Radebe enjoying some of Sister Thomas cookies that she just passed out as a small reward for a clean flat.  The Traveling Assistants, Elders Black and Tennent happened to be here on the day we inspected.

In the lower left Sister Thomas gets the Elders to look away when I went to take the picture.  That is Elder Chapman, Nzama, Katwana, Si’ufanua, Mmusi, Pitsoane, and Muller who had very clean flats.

In upper right the missionaries enjoy a perfect 10/10 score from Sister Thomas for the inspection.  That does not happen very often.  Elders Jenner, Shabalala, Sister Thomas, and Elders Smith and Mukonda are pleased with the result.

We have told all the Elders we will be coming on Thursday but they don’t know which apartment we will come to on any given Thursday.  We call them and let them know when we are outside of their boardings so they know we are coming and they get a very short warning.  Remember that this is the morning that the Elders do their weekly planning so we try to get in and out as quickly as possible so we do not disturb them too much.  What I find very satisfying is that every Elder is up and dressed for the day.  All were dressed in “whites” as required and were in the process of completing the weekly planing.  Being dressed as required is another small sign of the increasing obedience of the missionaries in our mission. 

We love them all.

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