Following is a random sampling of some of the experiences we have had during the last month. As you can see, we are never bored and greatly enriched by these opportunities.
Assisting Elder McDonald and his family as they make donations to Silverdale School, an impoverished rural school:
McDonald Family and Principal Mpine with Students
Presenting a gift of school supplies to each child.
Happy day for Silverdale students.
Preparing lunch of boiled corn meal and sour milk.
Saying goodbye to Elder Lihle Lalendle, a 26-year old young man who joined the church one year ago who is leaving for his mission to Zimbabwe with no family to bid him goodbye:
Elder Lalendle and The Fowers
Goodbye...Joining God's Army in Zimbabwe
Dressing in traditional Xhosa dress.
Only 2 Rand for each boiled chicken foot
Phakamile Cultural Day.
Every six weeks we greet a new group of "Greenie" Elders at the airport during transfer day. We serve as the welcoming committee and bring along snacks to get the missionaries through the day:
Waiting for Greenies.
Welcome to SACTM!
Missionaries leaving for their new areas.
We had close up and personal experiences the animals of Monkeyland and Birdland with another senior couple. The beauty and variety of His creations were amazing!
Spotted Lemar (Close enough to touch!)
Ring-tailed Lemar with nursing babies.
Monkeyland Suspension Bridge
Chinese Golden Pheasant
Weaver Bird and Nest
Kissing the Cockatoo