Elephants and Brown Thursday….

 Tembe Elephant Park has a great webcam location near a watering hole. In the morning we like to look at the website to see what animals might be there. Because morning in Florida pretty much matches the best time to see animals, we often see a good variety. Having elephants there is always a bonus. Today there were elephants, wildebeests, a couple of different kinds of antelope and even a couple of zebras. One strange animal that we have never seen at the watering hole arrived later in the morning. It was smaller than any of the other animals and walked on two legs.

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Elders Brown and Rugg came into get supplies for their district. Because of Zone training meetings this week, district meetings got moved to later. We went to Fort Lauderdale’s. Elders Brimley and Andelin along with sisters Bean and Fletcher were among the first to arrive. Elder Van Wagenen seems to be talking to his fist.

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This is not the greatest group of singers in the mission but we certainly try. Elders Thorne, Brimley, and Smoot  joined in but elder Edwards had to just be with us spirit because he was getting over a cold. Sister Bean – you can see her eyes above the piano – played while elder Jones led. But Sister Fletcher practiced her leading while she sang. Elder Shipley has a pretty good voice and elder Gust really sings with a smile on his face with great gusto.

2 thoughts on “Elephants and Brown Thursday….

  1. Sandy Mickelsen

    Lucky ones to see our wonderful elephants. Haven’t seen much lately as I have looked, except for a lone young giraffe! This morning it was the roof of the building with a few geckos running around in the gutter.
    Congrats on the mission call for your granddaughter! Truly amazing all the young people taking hold of these earlier mission opportunities.
    You have been doing such a great job documenting all the goings on in the office. Would you recommend an office mission?

  2. Bill Post author

    I would recommend an office mission. This one was special because we got to be here when the mission started exploding and have seen it just continue to develop. I was kidding President Anderson one day and said that we were here for the first time the mission hit 80, 100, 120, 140 and 150 baptisms in a single month for the first time ever. I told him that before we went home we wanted to see the mission hit 200. Since March is our last full month here and it has 5 Sundays, it is possible. We had 42 last week and if the numbers hold we should have over 40 this week which would be over 80 in two weeks and if it kept up the average we would have 200. What a wonderful way to head home.

    I think on our next mission we will ask for an office calling but outside the US and Canada…Singapore and Hong Kong come to mind but England would be interesting. BTW there will be an opening in the new Botswana office in July – if you hurry you could just about make that one! Our friends the Taylors would be happy to train you.


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