President and Sister Dunn

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Awakening to Africa

We set foot in Africa exactly one month ago today on June 27th.  The journey that lay in front of us was exciting, daunting,  exhilarating, overwhelming....all at once.

In the last 30 days we have settled into this new opportunity and place.  We are literally Awakening (every day) to the Amazing uniqueness that is..... Africa. 

Below are a few of the things we "Appreciate About Africa!"

Sunrises and Sunsets

Vistas from "God's Window"

Drackenberg Mountain Range

Animals in Nature


It is common to see fires burning everywhere. It is the renewal process and burnt fields will be followed by new growth when the summer rainy season comes.

But, by far, the most Amazing part of our last month has been the opportunity to meet and serve with 200 missionariesAfrica is just a wonderful place to be able to do this with them. This amazing land of contrast is one we all feel lucky to serve in.
Departing Elders Dinner

Newly Arriving Elders

Transfer Day

Transfer Day Continued

Amazing African People at Every Turn- We feel so lucky to meeting so many new friends in this amazing country. On this first month here, we have begun to get a glimpse of why we are here and the work we have been called to do. We are very lucky to be here.           Stay tuned this week for more detailed posts of departing elders, newly arriving missionaries and transfer day.  We have much to share about our missionaries!   


  1. everything in this is AMAZING. you guys have the best mission ever and i can't WAIT TO VISIT!! i'm so glad the ticket is booked. also mom, love the koodeker striped dress...knew it would be perfect for the mish! XOXO

  2. I agree with Emi...everything looks amazing!...those sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking, as are the vistas! So glad you are there! I can't think of a better couple to shepherd the missionaries and the wonderful people of Africa! We think of you often and love knowing you're our Southern Hemisphere neighbors!