Branch Conference for Port Alfred was held Sunday, March 16, 2014. Auxiliary Training was Saturday, March 15th. The theme of the conference was Strengthening Home and Family and Temple Covenants. We created this board with a picture and name of each of our branch members on it. We are missing a few pictures for several reasons, one of which is that i misplaced the camera that I had them on. Oops. The three pictures of the teens in the photo above are our investigators. Pending parental approval, they should be baptized soon. Chwyita's mother is being taught the lessons also. She came to church for the first time on Sunday. We are hopeful that we can have a mother/daughter baptism.
The Mission Presidency
From left to right; President and Sister Hogben. Natives of South Africa. Converts of 42 years. President Hogben is 80 years young. He has been a Stake President and also the Johannesburg Temple President. President and Sister Boyce. Missionaries from St. George, Utah. We have become very good friends with them and will miss them terribly when they leave in two months! You know the next two. President and Sister Woods. They are from Fairbanks Alaska. In a former life, he was a Superior Court Judge in Alaska. He will be leaving in June after serving four years in South Africa. He served his first year as the Executive Secretary in the South Africa Area Presidency and then was called as mission President to Cape Town. His knowledge of the scriptures is remarkable.
We had dinner at "The Pig and Whistle Pub" after Auxiliary Training Saturday. I wish I would have taken more pictures. The Pub is charming and claims to be the oldest Pub in South Africa. The food is great!
On the left is Elder Bohn from Mesa, AZ and Elder Tonge is from Bountiful, Utah.
Axillary Training Meeting on Saturday was represented by each of the Women's Auxiliaries.
Our youth performed a special musical number on Sunday. It is the theme song for the 2014 Youth Curriculum entitled "Come Unto Christ". This is a pix of their practice. They performed Acapella and nailed it. Sometimes I wish we could record in the chapel. You would have loved it.
The Branch Presidency
Left to Right: Bro. Canny Nobebe, President Wheeler, Ncebazakhe Hola