President and Sister Dunn

Friday, October 30, 2015

Awesome New Bunch!

On October 27, 2015 a new group of Elders joined the ranks of the SAJM. We could not be more thrilled with this new awesome group. They come with accolades from President Phil Collins from the MTC. 
Elder Wardle, Adams, Mkwizu, Luweire, Reynolds
Kilgore, Avarell, Campbell, Flack, Benson

Elder Mkwizu
Trainer: Elder Hughes
Elder Avarell
Crestline, CA
Elder Campbell
Chino Hills, CA
Trainer: Elder Jackson
Elder Flack
Rock Springs, WY
Trainer: Elder Zitzumane
Elder Kilgore
Chubbuck, Idaho
Trainer: Elder Gramu
Elder Luweire
IUanga, Uganda
Trainer: Elder Laminie
Elder Adams
Dublin, Ireland
Trainer: Elder Gwaka

Elder Reynolds
Telford, UK
Trainer: Elder Nicotra
Elder Wardle
Kearns, Utah
Trainer: Elder Jada 
Elder Benson
Bountiful, Utah
Trainer: Elder Asay
Elder Adamson
Ossett, England
Trainer: Elder Bergman
*arrived from the Englad MTC- a day later!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Transitioning Ten

On Tuesday October 27th 10 Elders officially ended their mission. As part of their final day, we start the night before and host a departing dinner for all of them and nay family that has come to pick their son's up. 
Top: Elder Holloway, Elder Delahoy, Elder Henderson, Elder Worton, Elder Smith, Elder Perkins, Elder Edeyaoch, Elder Silvester, Elder Packard, Elder Robbins
We love each and every one of these great young men!
Below are some fun pictures of them together on this last morning before they helped to pick up the new Elders from the MTC

On Monday October 26th, we hosted them all for a departing diner at the mission home. It is wonderful to have the house filled with these great Elders for the evening on their last night on their mission. 

They each leave a personal page for our mission scrapbook. 

Our Assistants become waiters on this night, with a little help from our member friend, Kayla Westpfahl

We enjoy a reflective discussion and this time we even got some great comments from our parents that were visiting with us, the Smith's and the Robbins.

Our evening officially ended with the mission song and a prayer. Then, the missionaries enjoy and relax and visit for the rest of the evening.

So Long Farewell!

On Tuesday October 27, 2015 the South Africa Johannesburg Mission said good-bye to 10 wonderful missionaries. Below you can link on and hear departing reflections from them. The pictures below are from the transfer meeting where they shared a final testimony and received a mission pin. We love and honor each of these great Elders for their honorable service. They will be missed and we are so excited to stay in touch and follow them where they go in life!