President and Sister Dunn

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Orientation for Nine!

On August 25, 2016 we gathered all the new missionaries and their trainers for our Orientation Meeting. Everyone starts at the mission office for Orientation information from each of the senior couples.

Sister Wells gave everyone information about flats. supplies and cleaning. She has put together a great presentation covering everything from bed bugs to dust mites.

Sister Larson shares information about contact information and publications. Her enthusiasm is contagious.

Elder Wells instructs all the new missionaries about their cell phones, reimbursements and housing repairs and maintenance.

Elder Larson shares information in this training about allotment cards.

All the new missionaries are very attentive and hopefully they are getting a good idea of the overview of the mission.

Our green binder is so helpful to follow up the Orientation with. Every subject covered in the orientation can be found written down.

After the Orientation at the office, we headed to their mission home at 21 Carnation Street, which is only about 5-7 minutes from the office.

We started with a Pop Quiz on facts about South Africa for the new missionaries to see what they already know.
Next we prepared a South African lunch complete with Bobotie (pronounced Bo-or-tee) and Tumeric Yellow Rice topped with banana's, coconut and chutney.

The meeting then began with introductions of each trainer and trainee. It is amazing to hear how connected they become in just 48 hours from when they have been put together.
I am always so honored to associate with these fine young men.

Today we have Elders from Sierra Leone, Australia, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, and South Africa.

Elder Dube and Elder Dean welcomed everyone and had each of the missionaries introduce their companion.

After the Assistants presentation and overview of the mission, both President Dunn and I share introductions and information.

We finished with our mission song, played by Elder Weg.

Our final parting involved a little Malva Pudding!

Here are our outstanding new 9 missionaries. They are from many different countries and are such a strong group.

Just for fun!
What a great group of trainers.
Elder Hlophe, Elder Pickup, Elder Mazinyane, Elder Warnock, Elder Wegrowski,
Elder West, Elder Wardle, Elder Powell, Elder Benson


What a great day.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August 2016 Transfer Day

Our day starts early at the MTC where we pick up the new missionaries. 

What a great new group that seems very enthusiastic.

The long walk across the parking lot begins

A brief introduction happens here int he office. They each get a quick rotation where they meet everyone in the office. Thursday is a more in depth day of orientation.

Meet with Elder Wells and learn about repairing and maintaining flats and phones.
Sister Larson explains about the materials and supplies.

Elder Larson gets Elders set up with their allotment cards and also talks briefly about cars and bikes.

I get a chance to meet them briefly and give them their green binder and introduce them to the health insurance plan and overall info about the next few days.

The Assistants tell them about their area's and companions and they see their pictures on the mission board.

Sister Wells shows them each the bunker and talks about their bedding and flat supplies that are available.

Everyone puts a pin on the world map marking where they have come from. Elder Dorn is marking Australia!
More of the same below!

The transfer day rolls forward with all the elders exchanging in the parking lot of the mission office. 

Elder and Sister Duncan are our newest senior couple serving now in Klerksdorp. We were glad they could come down with the transfer.

Our Assistants changed today and we bid farewell to Elder Pickup. He has served so well  for a long time and we are excited for him to train as his last leadership assignment of his mission.
We are excited to welcome Elder Dube as an Assistant with Elder Dean.