It felt like a real 5th of July because the fireworks debris in the backyard. We went to the RB chapel where we met President and Sister Von Stetten for the first time and after sitting in on an introduction talk by the president – more about the later – and Sis VS, we took sister VS on a tour of some of the area. We went to Esikhawini and showed her the chapel complex there, then it was on to PD where we dropped off a number of things and ended up showing her the PD chapel. It also gave us a chance to take a picture with Ayanda and say good bye.
After lunch we went to Enseleni and picked up Khulekani. He said goodbye to Nonhlahla and Thandi as well as his wonderful Gogo. She seemed very proud of her grandson and his decision to go on a mission. After being interviewed and set apart, Elder Mchunu got his picture taken with the Von Stettens. He will return in 2 years and help them build the kingdom in RB.
We actually got some pictures of the two of us. This has not happened often on our mission.
Elders Ssenga, Mchunu and Webster – they have often worked together. We took pictures with all the elders who were at RB that we had worked with including elder Nkosi who is now serving as an assistant.