Today we created the Ladysmith District. Paul De Klerk has been called, sustained, and set apart as the new District President with President Ngcobo (former Branch President of Ezakheni) as first counselor.
A new Branch President for Ezakheni was also called, sustained, and set apart: Brian Manqele
Also, there were two new branches created in Lesotho today, with three new branch presidents called, sustained, and set apart under the direction of President Sematlane.
This weekend, brethren and sisters came together in Lesotho to translate the Book of Mormon into the language of Sesotho.
Upcoming in August, another district will be formed. The Phuthaditjhaba District will include Phuthaditjhaba and Bethlehem. In addition, a cluster (almost a branch) will be formed near Bethlehem, and another cluster in Phuthaditjhaba.
Miracles are rolling forth as we see the growth continue to rise throughout the mission. Last week, we had 27 baptisms on one day!
We continue to solicit your prayers for our missionaries and for the people of South Africa. As the temple is being built, many blessings will permeate this land. So many people are searching for truth and happiness. Not only should we pray that our missionaries find those ready to receive the gospel, but we pray for those ready people to seek out the missionaries! During our forty-day mission fast in February, we prayed for this scenario, and shortly after we had 72 unsolicited people just show up to church. Miracles are abounding and we are privileged to witness them here in the South Africa Durban Mission. But, we have a lot more work to do!
We are privileged to be a part of the history of this land!