"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

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Stapleys join us for Transfer Day in East London

Transfer day - WOW! We woke up only to hear that we had some Elders in a vehicle accident the night before.  The car is totaled.  We are glad that the missionaries are safe and sound.  We began the day meet at the church at 5:45 so we could get to the airport and drop off the group that are flying to Cape Town. 

Then it was back home to do a bit of office work and then to the bus station to pick up the inbound Elders from PE.  We then dropped them back at the Church and picked up those that were departing by bus and took them to the bus stations.  Sister Thomas gave the departing Elders a hand hug. I missed getting a picture of that but there is a picture of Elder and Sister Stapley practicing the Hand Hug on each other.  It is a nice thing to pass along to the next Senior Couple. 

Once we delivered these elders to the bus we were off to the airport to collect the arriving Elders and delivered them back to the Chapel.  Finally, after a long day, we had a nice relaxing dinner with the Stapley at Grazia’s restaurant.  I am glad that we had the Stapley’s down here so we could show them the “ropes”.  They are a wonderful couple and I am sure they will provide exception service after we depart.  Heavenly Father always finds someone and qualifies that someone to step into the void that is created when a Senior Couple depart the mission field.  The void never lasts for long.

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