Catching Up #9 – More Members and Missionaries



This post is about the missionaries in Ikageng District which we are a part of, some missionaries we got to meet when we did housing inspections, and a few more pictures of members. I am getting close to catching up with my picture taking and pretty much what I will write about the last two months.

Missionary - our first district - Perkins, Compton, Rogers, Browning, Harris, Bird Missionary - Elder Perkins and Compton

The first three pictures are the missionaries in the district when we first got here. Elders Bird and Rogers can be seen further down the blog. From left to right – elders Perkins, Compton, Rogers, Browning, Harris and the DL elder Bird. Elder Perkins with a very strange looking elder Compton.


Missionary - Elders Browning and Harris Missionary - Kairu, Sipiri


Elders Browning with Harris rounded out the district. When we went apartment inspecting we met elders Kairu and Sipiri – one of them is from Papua New Guinea. I need to take better notes in the future.

Missionary - Ware, BengeMissionary - Whitesides, Iairo -

Elders Kolditz and Mwaba with elders Whitesides and Iairo

Missionary - Rogers painting Missionary - Bird painting

Member service for elders Rogers and Bird as they help paint some rooms in the Williams home.

Missionary - Rogers and Kellem 2Missionary - Ikageng District

Transfers came and elder Rogers and the Ikageng area got a new companion – elder Kelem. The district before last transfer – elders Mdletshe, Harris, Kelem, Rogers, Perkins and Compton.

Missionary - Ikageng District - crazyMembers - Sis Thato Kujane

Everyone loves a crazy picture…well almost everyone. Sister Thato Kujane walks 45 minutes to church and then back again. Usually with her pink umbrella that she seems to have left home when this picture was taken.

Apr2014 - Njabulo and MacyApr2014 - Three generations for Tlotlongs


Brother Njabulo is a student at the local college and a counselor in the elder’s quoum. Sister Macy is our Primary president. On a recent Sunday three generations of Tlotleng men showed up for conference.

April 2014 - Mary and NomsaApril2014 - Bongani and mother

Mary with our friend Nomsa who cleans our chapel each Saturday – she is not yet a member. My counselor Bongani Buti with his mother.


5 thoughts on “Catching Up #9 – More Members and Missionaries

  1. Kent Allred


    Still reading and enjoying your blog posts.

    One more question for you, if I may – did you take your own GPS device, loaded with maps for South Africa (Europe)?


    Kent Allred

    1. Bill Post author

      Yes we had a Gamin and got their maps of South Africa…our advice is not to buy any others. BTW Goggle Maps works well here for most locations. We use it for the big picture when traveling and then use the GPS for the turn by turn feature.

      1. Kent Allred

        Bill & Mary

        We apologize for our seemingly unending list of questions, but your previous experience in preparing for this mission is most helpful!

        Did you use a Channeler for getting your FBI background check?

        Many thanks, again

        Kent & Sherrie Allred

        1. Bill Post author

          No problem we are glad to help. For all of our clearance we just sent in the regular forms and usually got a reply in about 4-5 weeks but as I mentioned before our friends the Taylors said they found a way to do it quickly on line. You might check with the missionary department and ask them for advice.

  2. Shauna Pier

    Hello Bill and Mary,
    I hope you are both well and Mary had ( as your sunday is most likely over) wonderful Mother’s day. I can’t remember if that holiday is observed there. I ran into Mission President Sameulson and asked about his son, from the Fort Lauderdale mission who just happened to be there. He just go engaged and sends his regards. He also said he loves reading your blog.

    Love you both,


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