From September 6-September 12th, we hosted 4 zone conferences covering all the 10 zones of our mission. The schedule was as follows:
Sat. Sept. 6-Northwest Zone (Tzaneen Chapel)
Wed. Sept. 10-Bedfordview, Benoni, Vaal (Bedfordview Chapel)
Thur. Sept. 11-Soweto, Northwest, Joburg (Fourways Chapel)
Fri. Sept. 12-Pretoria, Pretoria North, Centurion (Pretoria East Chapel)
|This great group represents our largest zone-Benoni! They bring a lot of energy and hard work to the mission. Thanks to Elder Koyle and Ranjato for their great leadership.|
|Here is the Centurion Zone led by Elders Matos and Kelebogile. All of these are great Elders that came to learn and share. The conference was also hosted at the Pretoria East Building. This was a great conference and group on our last day.|
|Pretoria Zone gathers around the front of their building. 4 of these Elders had to travel almost 4 hours to be at the conference. Great group led by Elder Neuenschwander and Wadsworth as zone leaders.|
Off to workshops
The Assistants reminded the Elders that using time wisely is vital. If you add up all the time on your mission, you are actually only teaching and preaching the gospel for 6.5 months, when you add in everything else you do. Made everyone appreciate how precious time is and how to not waste it.
The afternoon was filled with a wonderful lunch brought to us by the senior couples, a Q and A session with the zone leaders and a reflection of the entire day. Hearing from Elders about what they learned was one of my favorite part. As a fun ending, we played 30 minutes of Preach My Gospel Volleyball Battleship. The Elders lined up on opposite sides and had to answer questions correctly taken from Preach My Gospel. If they were correct, they were able to lob a ball over the net and try to hit a target (person or chair) and attempt to sink a battleship.
|Delicious lunches were brought in each day with plenty of food for hungry elders. They had feasted on good words all day, and now it was time to have a healthy lunch and feast a bit.|
|See Elder and Sister Hansen taking a rest after they have everything ready to go! They helped out so much with the food for all 3 days.|
|Senior couples in Tzaneen made the lunch for zone conference. It was delicious. Thanks so much for all your love and support!|
"Preach My Gospel" PMG Battleship Volleyball.
Last Activity of the Day. Team with the most knowledge of PMG wins! Fun final 30 minutes!
|Good spectators of PMG Volleyball!|