President and Sister Dunn

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Changing Seasons

On Monday September 1st, South Africa welcomed in the first official day of Spring. We welcomed 5 Elders to the Mission Home that are departing in the next two days and have successfully completed their mission.

We are spotlighting these great Elders:

Elder Heki from Texas
Elder Hullinger from Arizona
Elder Iairo from Karapati, in the South Pacific near Fiji
Elder Rakotoarimanana from Madagascar
Elder Rakotomalala from Madagascar

We had a nice dinner together of lemon chicken, homemade rolls, salad and President Dunn's favorite homemade chocolate cake.

While we are gathering everyone to the mission home, each Elder prepares a memory page for our book. It is fun to see the time and energy they put into capturing their testimonies and feelings on their personal page. We are going to cherish this book for the rest of our lives.

After dinner we enjoy the sweetest part of the evening. Each Elder shares their testimony and feelings about their two years of service. T
Gathering in the living room and starting with a prayer and a picture!
Elder Joseph Ian Hullinger,

"No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted… all that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God." - Orson F. Whitney  "in the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity" -Albert Einstein
4226 E. Ford Ave.
Gilbert Arizona, 85234
United States of America

Elder Jose Hubert Rakotomalala

“Building the kingdom, be a work horse! Behold I say unto you that you shall let your time be devoted to the studying of the scriptures and to preaching and confirming the church in the (Johannesburg mission) and to performing your labours on the land such as is required until after you shall go to the west to hold the next conference and then it shall be made known what you shall do.” D&C 26:1
Lot Ivo 138 Akorondrano Ouest Madagascar/Antananarivo.

 Elder Brock Bodily

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” - Marianne Williamson
1265 N. 850 E. Pleasant Grove Utah
*Elder Bodily left two weeks early due to the start of school.

Elder Mahandrisoa Aina Rakotoarimanana

"For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love which ye have showed toward His name...We desire that everyone of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end. (Hebrews 6:10-11)

Elder Taubuki Iairo.

“Lift up your heart and rejoice, for the hour of your mission is come; and your tongue shall be loosed, and you shall declare glad tidings of great joy unto this generation. Go your way whithersoever I will, and it shall be given you by the comforter what you shall do and whither you shall go. Pray always, lest you enter into temptation and lose your reward. Be faithful unto the end, and lo, I am with you. These words are not of man nor of men, but of me, Even Jesus Christ, your Redeemer, by the will of the Father. Amen. D&C 31:3,11-13

Elder Aaron Walter Heki

"For thus saith the scripture: Choose ye this day, whom ye will serve. Now if a man desired to serve God, it was his privilege; or rather, if he believed in God it was his priviledge to serve him" Alma 30:8-9.

16914 Cross Springs Drive, Houston TX 77095

1 comment:

  1. the meal looks great! i love all of the quotes from everyone.