President and Sister Dunn

Thursday, June 23, 2016

June 2016 MLC

On June 9, 2016 we gathered once again with the SAJM zone leaders for another meeting packed with important discussion and training.
We are just 2 weeks away from a zone conference and this great group gives us so many insights and they take back all the discussions to their zones.
new zone leaders that were introduced today include:
Elder Lefthand and Elder Ete.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Zone Conference June 2016 2/2

Day 2 started off a little cooler- but so nice to offer both conferences this time in the same location.  In the pst we have traveled to other stake centers and yet it is so convenient for everyone to gather at the mission office and Roodepoort Chapel.

Bedfordview Zone
R-L Elder Rouse, Elder Magesi, Elder Rakotaorison, Elder Mpiyakhe, Elder Kwhela, Elder Zitumane, Elder West, Elder Ebite, Elder Downs, Elder Luweire, Elder Avarell, Elder Murwira, Elder Martinho, Elder Masiya, Elder Shava, Elder Randirianandrasana, Elder Mugenyi
President and Sister Dunn
Benoni Zone
L- R President Dunn, Elder Gramu, Elder Reynolds, Elder Nielsen, Elder Reynolds, Elder Valikoula, Elder mbiriwiri, Elder Allen, Elder De La Cruz, Elder Malunga, Elder Derera, Elder Dionisiu, Elder Kuyangepi, Elder Bergman, Elder Shamanga, Elder Bakes, Elder Tinarua, Sister Dunn
Front row: Elder 'Ahome'e, Elder Jennings, Elder Mapenda, Elder Adams, Elder McCartney, Elder Wikaria
Centurion Zone
President Dunn, Elder Musiiwa, Elder Benson, Elder Smalley, Elder Thompson, Elder Turauskiis, Elder Wride, Elder Jorgensen, Elder Manuma, Elder Chingomanje, Elder Lefthand, Elder Souza, Elder Swindlehurst, Elder WEg, Elder Clegg, Sister Dunn
Front Row: Elder kei, Elder Samuel
Johannesburg Zone
President Dunn, Elder Dean, Elder Dube, Elder Mamhere, Elder Pickup, Elder Tekurio, Elder Furgeson, Elder Stevenson, Elder Kufoalor, Elder Flack, Elder Warnock, Elder Weidmann, Elder Mavuso, Sister Dunn

Role playing companions hip study is always a good way to identify what we can do to improve it's effectiveness. Here Elder De la Cruz and Elder Allen show us what NOT to do!

The Elder Dube and Elder Tekurio give us good examples of effective nightly planning that results in better companionship study the following day.


The Well's and the Larsen's do such a great job serving up with a smile. We so appreciate their great efforts to do so many things behind the scenes to prepare. 

More great candids! Elder Tekurio, Stevenson and Kufoalor.
Last testimonies and last time singing the mission song in a big group. Elder Swindlehurst, Clegg, Downs and McCartney.

Elders A'home'e, Elder Rako and Elder Mamhere

Elder Downs and Elder Mugenyi

Elder Kei trying out his new bike

Elder Shava and Elder Mamhere

Elders Allen, Furgeson and Turauskiis

Elders Mbiriwiri, Kuyangepi and Dionisiu

Elders Rouse, Bakes, Wride, Malunga and Thompson

New bikes awaiting new owners
Thanks to Elder Larsen, the Elders are getting new bikes kits to clean, repair and take care of their new bikes. We are increasing in numbers of mission bikes and decreasing our car fleet.
Great day for all!
We appreciate Elder Larsen and all he does to keep the fleet of cars running smoothly. This is such a classic picture of him.

Zone Conference June 2016 1/2

Zone Conference
June 21, 2016
This year's conference landed on the winter solstice. The shortest day of the year here in South Africa. It was a great day to be "enlightened" by the word. We started bright and early with a pre-study session at 8 am.
Some Elders came early and we used them to set up zone banners before the study session began.
Roodepoort Zone
L to R- Elders Di Ruscio, Elder Phiri, Elder Chirwa, Elder Morrill, Elder Taylor, Elder Reid, Elder Phiri, Elder Ete, Elder Nglazi, Elder Cowan, Elder Lamini, Elder Tima, Elder Sibanda
President and Sister Dunn
Soweto Zone
Elder Broadhead, Elder Swindlehurst, Elder Carr, Elder Schnepf, Elder Hosmer, Elder Wardle, Elder Campbell, Elder Chakanyuka, Elder Manoo, Elder Eki, Elder Gwaka, Elder Ratsimbazfy, Elder Lambert, Elder Nielsen, Elder Wolfgramm, Elder Clegg
President and Sister Dunn
Vaal Zone
L-R Sister and Elder Charchenko, Elder Irakize, Elder Jangao, Elder Nelson, Elder Opolot, Elder Todd, Elder Mazanyane, Elder Sousa, Elder Hlophe, Elder Nonumwar, Elder Matanga, Elder Kilgore, Elder Kagimba, Elder Daki, Elder Lino, Sister and President Dunn
Front row: Elder Bonifaz and Elder Engrom 
Pre-conference study session was a teaching video with Elder Holland talking about 'Doing the Father's will." It was excellent and President Dunn offered a keynote session afterwards on Revelation through the Book of Mormon.

Elder and Sister Black role played investigators with Elder Clegg and Sibanda sharing the Book of Mormon with them.
Everyone discussed the ideas presented and how to get people to develop their own faith about the Book of Mormon.
President Dunn does a great job with inspiring topics and amazing graphics and visual presentation. 

Mid- morning break was enjoyed.

Elder Lambert

Elder Kilgore

Elder Ratsimbazfy

Our photographer- Elder Clegg with a selfie

The Charchenko's with the Well's and the Larsen's at lunch!
OUr friendly neighborhood pharmacist (called chemist here) came to us to offer annual flu shots to all our Elders. It is optional, but despite the fear most of them rolled up their sleeve and got one before lunch!

Elder Kagimba is ready!
Elder Engrom was very unsure about this! :)
Elder Irakize and Elder Matanga survived the shot.
Even our darling Sister Larsen got one in between her serving!

Lunchtime was so enjoyable! Delicious butter chicken with rice, salad and malva pudding!

Elder Morrill
Elder Reid

Elder Clegg
Elder Kagimba with President Dunn and Elder Opolot! (above)Elder Phiri, Niglazi, Daki, Chirwa and Clegg. (below)

Elder Cowan, Elder Di Ruscio, Elder Eti, Elder Morrill

After the conference everyone got supplies and bikes fixed and replaced. It is a busy place around the mission office with everyone here for the conference.

Here are the Elders headed home before we have another zone conference, so they all bore their testimonies in our last session.
Elder Bonifaz, Elder Todd, Elder Taylor, Elder Swindlehurst, Elder Clegg, Elder Broadhead.

One more picture of this great group. We love them and remember them all coming when we had just arrived in July -September 2014.

They will be missed. We are so excited to have a few more weeks or months before they all leave.
Elder Swindlehurst and Elder Pickup
President Dunn, Elder Sibanda, Elder Mazinyane
Elder Clegg is keeping track of his stats of
"opening your mouth" and placing Books of Mormon.  In one afternoon he and Elder Swindlehurst made so much progress!