Daily Archives: November 23, 2014

The Sun Shines on Two Baptisms

As I mentioned it was pouring rain when we woke up this morning. In my prayers I asked the Lord to stop the rain before the start of sacrament and then let the sun shine for the baptisms planned today. When the rain stopped about 30 minutes before the block was to start I thanked him for this blessing. I felt that he would grant also the second part of my prayer. However the dark clouds hung around and threatened rain until about a half hour before the baptism program was to start and then the clouds parted – they did not go away however – the sun came out and bathed the yard with light and warmth. About an hour after the baptism program was over and the saints had time to walk back to their homes, the clouds came back and rain poured down again.

23nov14 - Jacque, Shavonne, Perez 23nov14 - Liera, Krugers, PerezElder with Jacque and Shavonne, and then they are joined by elder Liera

23nov14 - Viona family, Perez 23nov14 - Group watchingElder Perez with the candidates, their mother and cousin. Members of the branch waiting to see the baptism.

23nov14 - Perez getting ready to get in water 23nov14 - Perez testing water

Elder Perez prepares to enter the water which is insists is not cold. It must have been the spirit keeping him warm.

23nov14 - Jacque entering water 23nov14 - Jacque getting readyJacque is the first to be baptized with brothers Simon and Omphile as witnesses. Everything went perfectly so there was no need to repeat the ordinance.

23nov14 - Shavonne entering water 23nov14 - Watching BaptismShavonne joined elder Perez. After she was baptized the members applauded and we back to the chapel to close the service. It is a great blessing to see these young people be baptized. They have great spirits and their mother is super supportive.

A Great Primary Program

The morning started with it pouring rain and since some members must walk a long distance that means some people will choose to stay home. But about 30 minutes before the meeting was to start it cleared up and most of the saints came. Besides having the opportunity to take the sacrament and renewing their baptism covenants, they were treated to a great program by the small but powerful Primary.

23nov14 - kids umbrellas 23nov14 - kujanes, Mary


It was raining when we stopped to pick up the Kujane family so they could have a last practice with Mary before the meetings started

23nov14 -  Primary singing 23nov14 - kujane fam singing 2

As you can see the number of those participating were small in number but mighty in voice and spirit.

23nov14 - Tatho talking 23nov14 - Primary 1 Dolly


Sister Thato Kujane joined the Primary for the day and both gave a talk and sang with her family. Later in the day the primary grew when a number of neighborhood children who’s families are taking the missionary lessons joined in for the regular Primary time.