Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ye Elders of Israel...

One of the great challenges in Africa is getting active Melchizedek Priesthood Holders and father-led families.  President Wheeler wanted to have an activity for all of the Priesthood holders in our branch.  He wanted to show the Priesthood Session of the October Conference.  We were hoping for six or seven to show up.  Much to our surprise EVERY single one came.  Overjoyed is putting it mildly.  We have been having rolling brown-outs here in SA, and wouldn't you know that the power went out half-way through.  It worked out fine.  We fed them at half-time and gave them dessert after the meeting.  

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Doctrine and Covenants, Food, Fun, Laughter

We kicked off our study of the Doctrine and Covenants and Church History this year with a nice dinner, games, and laughter.  We lost three of our youth this year.  Siposethu moved to East London, Nomvula moved to Johannesburg, and Chwayita is attending a boarding school in East London.  They are sorely missed.  We have 13 in our group this year.

Papa Wheeler took a turn babysitting during the activities.