Sunday, September 7, 2014

First Sunday in S. Africa

Our narrow walkway to the front of the house from our flat

The other direction, to our flat

better view of the electric fence

They have strange names for cars here. A Toyota Forerunner is called Fortuner

I know, feels strange seeing the steering wheel on that will take time to go to the right side of the car.

Jam comes in a can.

We didn't know what to expect, but its beautiful and tastes yummy!

Ready for church

Pretty nice houses along the way. The traffic signals are called robots.

The area we are in reminds us of San Diego CA.

The drive to the mission office. It's around a 10 minute drive, then maybe five more to the mission home.

One of the sweet children at the Randfontein ward

When I started taking photos, more children ran over and wanted their photo taken.

And more :) They are beautiful and very sweet.

Randfontein meeting house. The drive takes about 30 minutes from the flat. We loved meeting with this ward. Everyone was friendly and happy to greet us. The children and women gave hugs freely and I even got to hold a four month old baby during relief society meeting! It helped relieve some of the pain from being away from our grandchildren. Testimony meeting was amazing. No down time and each testimony was strong and powerful, while at the same time, simple and pure. 

A whirlwind just outside the parking lot. Last year a tornado tore through here and damaged the roof of the chapel. They just completed the repairs.

Second baptism we attended today. This is a family of four. The other was at the Randfontein ward, the bishop's daughter.

Sunday Dinner. 


  1. Peanut butter and jam sandwiches…basic missionary meal that can be prepared quickly and without much effort. Welcome to the mission field!

  2. Haha! You know from experience! Sandwich ingredients are one of the first items we purchased!