President and Sister Dunn

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Zoning in.....Roodepoort

On Wednesday August 12, 2015, we found ourselves right in our own neighborhood of Roodepoort. We had the chance to study with Elder Maretefau and Elder Delahoy, the Krugersdorp 2 Elders. It is a pleasure to go into their clean flat and share what we all have been studying. It is always stimulating and invigorating to bear testimony and share insights together.
We also love hearing about who they are teaching and what their daily schedule and teaching priorities are.
We stayed an hour and then excused ourselves to head to a teaching appointment with the Munsieville Elders. We picked up Elder Nomunwar and Elder Tima, both from Micronesia and picked up a member to accompany us and headed to the Munsivelle building.
We spent an hour with all of them and their new convert, Tebeso. It was so powerful to hear the things that were being taught and discussed about service. It was so impressive to feel the spirit and enthusiasm of our wonderful Elders and also Tebeso. We were so honored to be in their midst.
We met in the classroom of the branch and found the spirit to be there in abundance. I loved hearing Tebeso tell how he has completely changed and is not at all the same person. he is so happy and peaceful and is so smart. It was a pleasure to get acquainted and spend the time together.
We left this great group to head to one more teaching opportunity, but did not have enough time allotted to make it to the next address in time for the appointment that was already scheduled. So, we called the Elders and told them to go ahead without us. We will go with them next time. We find sometimes too much is planned into the time and travel time is not always figured in.
All in all, the zoning in activities are some of the best things we do. We get out among the Elders and really see how they study, teach, clean and interact on the ground. I love our "Zoning-In" days.


  1. Good morning, how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because through them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this, I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from South Africa? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in South Africa in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez

  2. Hey Sister Dunn, My name is Matthew. I will be reporting to the Johannesburg to MTC on the 15th of October to serve as in the Johannesburg, South Africa Mission. I was wondering if you could email me the mission presidents email on this email address ; i did not receive his email address in my call packet. I just had to discuss something him before i arrive which the missionary department said i should inform him of.


  3. What a powerful and insightful trip you are on! It is so heart warming to see such wonderful fellowship and spirituality being embraced and practiced in other parts of the world. It seems many people have lost sight of what is important and just do not find the time to bring practice and teaching into their daily lives.

    Daniel Roberson @ Mark Bentley PA