But, not without a great deal of effort on the part of our Senior Couples, the Piers and the Dummers and the Branch Presidency. The Dummer's really led the way with the invitation, the food and the follow up on the details.
|The missionaries serving in the Ikageng area include Elder Mayende, (Uganda), Elder Larsen (Northern California) Elder Graham (Alpine, Utah) and Elder Oteino (Kenya) We loved having them with us for the training. It was impressive to see the Jouberton Chapel. It is far from any big city and yet has been a center of strength for the church. This is an area and branch we are trying to grow back again, to be as strong as it could be.|
We left from Joburg at 6:45 am and traveled 2 hours to Jouberton. We got set up and hoped the members would come. Slowly they trickled in. We got news that one of the branches was delayed (Potchefstrom) due to their taxi driver not arriving. They would be late, but they were coming. By the time they arrived, the entire chapel was full, with over 80 people. They had taken their Saturday and made arrangements for travel, childcare and work obligation to come and partake of training. Below are the great members that traveled by taxi from the Potchefstroom branch, 1 hour away.
It was an honor to be with these wonderful members. President Dunn taught a wonderful opening session on Commitment. He showed the movie "Only A Stonecutter" that he actually wrote the screenplay for. He had a marvelous discussion with the members about how we increase our commitment and what it really means.
We then split into two groups and each went to 2 workshops:
President Dunn-Teaching: No Greater Call
Sister Dunn-Serving with Love: We are His Hands
Lunch was served and it was a huge success. Thanks to the Dummers, Piers and Branch Presidencies for helping to make sure people came. Boy, did they! Lunch was enjoyed by all.
After the conference, President Dunn and I had the honor to go out contacting with the missionaries. We took the family booklet just put out by the church and took it to the families we could find in the mall.
|Here we come! Look out.|
|We took the opportunity to grab some pictures before dinner. The weather was beautiful here in Klerksdorp. These great Presidents are dong so much for these area's. We are all working to get President Kwai Kwai a wife!:) He is such a great man.|
|President Robbins form Klerksdorp, President Mogape from Jouberton and President Kwai Kwai from Potchefstroom|