Monday, October 16, 2017


Trying escargot (snails) for the first time!

 Our Hillcrest Zone Leaders are trying escargot for the first time!

 Elder Legas examines it first!

 He tries it and likes it!!!

 Elder Lowe isn't quite sure!

He tries and says it isn't too bad!!! It was better than he thought it would be!


A few scenes!

 It's common to see bananas for sale along the roadside.

 The Stanger Chapel

 Typical streets

 Take away (fast food of South Africa).

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

All Missionaries Are In and Safe

Durban experienced a turbulent storm earlier today. We kept all missionaries inside, and they are all safe! The storm is subsiding.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Zone Conference Richards Bay

 Our Final Zone Conference This Round

This was the seventh Zone Conference this month!
Each one is powerful!

 Great Zone in Richards Bay!

 So thankful to our Missionary Couple in Richards Bay, Elder and Sister Collins. Elder Collins is the Branch President of Port Durnford. Don't know what we would do without them!!!
My mother-in-law, Doris Thompson

 Elder Reed, Zone Leader

 Elder Nuusa is so impressive!

 Lunch! Thank you Elder and Sister Collins!

 A short run in place break!

 Elder Chiromo teaches!

 Elder Reed and Trapnell. Word has it that Elder Trapnell has learned to speak Zulu quite fluently! Though we are an English speaking mission, many of the people in Kwa Zulu Natal, speak Zulu! Brilliant!

 Richards Bay Zone!

 More instruction!

 Great participation!

 Elders Jonga and Ekirita

 Richards Bay Zone Conference

 Elder Trapnell

 Elder Youngman

Elder Simayile (Zone Leader)

Friday, September 29, 2017

Zone Conference Hillcrest September 2017

Another powerful Zone Conference

I am so proud of our fabulous missionaries! They teach, participate, and comment with power!

 Elder Allen
Morning snack!

 Elder Hauck

 Elder Jada, and Elder Allen

 Elders Mustapha and Deen

 Elders Vaughn, Mulabe, and Hauck

 Elders Legas(ZL), Lowe(ZL), and Harp

 Elders Russell, Thompson

 Elder Harp

 Elder Parisot

 The Hillcrest Zone

 Elder Hoopes and Allen

 Elder Deen

 Elder Russell - the Woods furnished lunch (Mexican burritos!)

 Elder Mulabe

 Elder Legas(ZL) and Elder Wood
The Wood's will be finished with their mission shortly. We will miss them immensely!

 Elder Lowe (ZL)

 Elder Parson
Decided to try some hot sauce with his burrito - it was so spicy, it brought tears!

 Elder Thompson

 Elder Harp
Our September birthday in this Zone

 Sister and Elder Wood offered their testimonies before they return home in a couple of weeks.

 Elders Allen and Hoopes teach us

We are blessed to have such wonderful missionaries!

There have many testimonies saying how much the mission has grown over the past year. The missionaries are capturing the vision of obedience and as a consequence, we are up 42% in baptisms this year, and we are experiencing many, many miracles.