President and Sister Dunn

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Zoning in- Soweto Style

On Wednesday June 15th we headed to the Soweto Zone and spent much of the day with 4 companionships.

The morning started with the Protea Glen Elders, Elder Carr and Elder Wardle. We had a very interactive study hour. These two shared such great insights with us and it was very meaningful to be with them.

We then enjoyed spending an hour with Elder Nielsen and Elder Chakunyuka as his trainer. They are in week 9 of the 12 week new missionary training program. 

Later we drove to the heart of Soweto to meet up with another companionship. Below is the older FNB soccer stadium, which was replaced by a new World Cup Stadium just 5 k away.

Out the window is a squatter camp, however Soweto has many nice neighborhoods and is the world's largest township that is now part of the greater Johannesburg Municipality system.

We met up with Elder Eki and Elder Manoo to teach. 

They had 2 young men with them as member missionaries. 

En route to the lesson we encountered many road blocks put in place by protestors. I guess the recent "load shedding" power outages had people upset, so they put rocks and debris in the road.

We went and taught Veronica and her mother America a lesson on building a foundation of faith. It was powerful.  She lives in Soweto with her mother and her son.
Next we went to visit a less active member, Veronica and her mother America in Soweto.

Elder Manoo demonstrated a problem that we asked anyone to be able to solve. It was a powerful concept about building a firm foundation on Jesus Christ.

Veronica and I both tried to solve the problem, but neither of us came up with the solution. Below, Elder Manoo demonstrates the correct answer.

We loved our visit and found Veronica to be so welcoming if us all into her home. She has the world's cutest little 10 month old son.

Saying goodbye to the Elders. We really enjoyed spending time with them today.

After our time in Soweto, we shared an hour with Elder Campbell and Elder Schnepf in the Florida area near Roodepoort. We met under a tree by our office (which is so close) and discussed the temple and it's role in our lives with Arthur, a recent convert. 
Here we are, enjoying great weather and a perfect set of benches to teach from.

Arthur is also a security man who has worked at the church offices for 6 years. We are so happy he was baptized last month and is now getting the follow up lessons.
The day turned out beautiful and from our teaching spot you could see a clear view of downtown Johannesburg.
All in all, it was such a sweet day. 

We are appreciative to the Soweto Zone Leaders, Elder Broadhead and Elder Ratsimbazafy for setting up such a great day for us.

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