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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

HIS Hands

Often when I create a post for the blog I try to focus on a specific theme or event, but today's post is a rambling sample of the many aspects of our work and activities here in South Africa.  We try to minister wherever needed as the Lord directs.  We have come to love the members of our wards, the young missionaries we serve with and have built strong bonds of friendship within our African community.  Enjoy our photo gallery of events that have taken place in the last two weeks...

Relaxing with the Senior Couples on our P-day activity.

 Elder Fowers at Tsitsikamma Falls Zipline

Magnificent Views....Kruis River Gorge

Young at Heart--GRAY PRIDE

We focus a lot of our time and energy on what we term "Elder Care" as we take care of the physical needs of our young Elder missionaries. We inspect their apartments (flats), keep their cars running and take them to the doctor when needed.

 The Miracle of feeding the 50. 

Queenstown Zone conference at lunchtime

Not a morsel left.

        Luci's traveling  Barbershop

    Nine haircuts this week--laying on of the hands 

We were blessed with the opportunity to participate in a mission tour with Elder Carl B. Cook and his sweet wife. Elder Cook is the member of the first Quorum of the Seventy, currently serving as the second counselor in the Area Presidency which supervises all the church in 34 countries in Southeast Africa.

Elder and Sister Cook

Instructing Elders

We grieved deeply with our friends in the Mdantsane 1st Ward at the passing of Bro. Magibisela as we participated in their Xhosa funeral traditions.

Sad Day--Burial of Bro. Magibisela

Sister Fowers and Mama Magibisela at graveside.

"Lifting the hands that hang down..."

We continue to serve the impoverished who need a helping hand or a quick fix-up. Recently Sister Fowers advised a group of young carpenters on how to improve their furniture to make it more marketable. That afternoon we replaced a front door for Sister Woko, so she could finally secure her home against theft.

A bit of advise to carpentry interns.

Developing their skills to become self-reliant.

New door for a new member--Safe at last!

The richness of our experience has changed our lives and our hearts.  As we quietly respond to the whisperings of the spirit, we know we have become instruments in His hands.  We bless the day that we decided to service a mission!