Hello family and friends! Well, another good two weeks on the
mission to blog about. We went to a wonderful Elephant Sanctuary.
It is about two hours from Bluewater Bay. They have five elephants
there and three are very tame. We were able to walk them with their
trunk in our hand and they kind of guide you with it. We got to look
inside their mouths and ride them. They also did some tricks for us.
I LOVE elephants and these were very wonderful.
Next door to the Elephant Sanctuary is a Monkey Sanctuary and a Bird one also. We were able
to see all three and still get home before too late. We saw ten different types of Monkeys and also
a big old turtle that was walking around. Between the Elephants and the Monkeys was a parking
lot and when we went out to walk over to see the Monkeys we saw a couple of Wild Baboon fam-
ilies hanging out and playing together. It was so fun to see all of them and also lots of beautiful
birds that we had never seen before.
to our we had a baptism. Well, actually three kids got baptized and I think
their mom will be baptized soon as well. This is Elder Slade and also our
Branch President, President Zitsu. I think he is in his early thirties. Motherwell
has been a branch since 2012 and he has been the President the whole time.
He is hopeful that when we become a Ward that they find a new Bishop.
and fun. He was very excited to get baptized and always had lots of questions
for the missionaries when they would go over to teach them.
Reserve in Kenton on Sea. It was such an amazing beach and we were pretty
much the only ones there. I didn't know what the area was called till we got
there and it was fun because my sisters maiden name was Joan Muir. The
beaches here are amazing. It is fall here now but the weather is still beautiful,
especially on the couple a days a week when its not windy.
a beautiful day and we were wishing we had wore our P-day clothes for the beach. There was a lady
selling fresh pineapples on one of the corners at Kenton on Sea and they were 10 Rand each or 68 cents. They were delicious!!!
face last Monday when we had the surprise birthday party for him and Elder Slade. Elder Johnson's
birthday was tuesday the 12th. It was so fun surprising them. They thought they were going
to meet a new Family at a members home for family home evening.
They are great missionaries and we really feel blessed to get to work with
This picture is for Marty, Elder Slades Mom. Elder Slades birthday was
the March 21st and were didn't find out about it till last week so we celebrated
them together. The picture below is of them having their first dinner at our house
with Elder Johnson , a couple of weeks ago.
Thanks for all your love, prayers, and support. We love and miss you all.