|The mission office is on the same campus as the Johannesburg MTC. We rarely see the missionaries. For this photo I was standing on the steps of the mission office building, pointing the camera at the MTC.|
|This is the mission office building. It is new and was completed three months ago.|
|This is a new walkway that was completed last week. The workers kept tearing it out and redoing to get it perfect. If you continue on the path, it leads to the CES building.|
|These are very new stairs. When they constructed the mission office there were no stairs and you had to go over to the CES building and follow a veranda to get to the front door. They will add railing to the sides sometime.|
|Elder Allred at his computer. He is working on flat inspection assignments. The senior missionary couples will have around 14 flats each to inspect every six weeks.|
|The opposite end of the storeroom. It is a work in progress. We are still waiting for shelving to be installed so the boxes can be unpacked and placed on the shelves.|
|There are many translations of the Book of Mormon that are passed out here in South Africa. I was surprised to see this one. Zulu, Setswana and English are some of the most requested.|
|The AP's desks, back in the corner.|
|Photo of Sister Hansen's yummy ice cream dessert. It was a hit.|
|Sloppy Joes and Sister Thompson's delicious salad were served also.|
|Shelves stocked and ready for the zone leaders to pick up and deliver to their zones. They have been working very hard this week!|
|...and even more...|
|Ordered household supplies are set on the veranda for zone leaders to pick up.|
|Spring and Summer are notorious for some crazy thunder storms. We'll share our experience when they come.|
|Sister Hansen calls this a bottle brush tree, which is an appropriate name, as you can see.|
We are very grateful for the support from all of our family and friends! We love you all and pray for you daily. Remember, life is good. Heavenly Father loves each one of you. Each one of us are blessed so richly! As we travel through areas here in Africa, we see such poverty on one side and abundance on the other. Please appreciate what you have been given. Give service and share generously your gifts, talents, and means with those who have not. Most people are trying to make a living honestly. They are so creative, recycling by going through trash cans and selling what they find to recycle companies, creating beaded items and selling them, selling bagged avocados, oranges, sunglasses, hats, and various items at the robots. We also see people handing out advertisement flyers for companies instead of pan-handling. We've only seen two or three pan-handlers!
Sometimes our service and giving is right in our own home. Please watch this great video from the Church that I found this morning as I was getting ready for the day. It made me rethink what I was doing as the busyness of life happened. Enjoy!
Highlight the below link, right click and it will give you the option to go to the video.