Daily Archives: April 11, 2015

Saturday – Time for a Missionary Booth

We have not had a missionary information booth for a while so Saturday the missionaries and members of the branch set up across from the police station and for three hours talked to people passing about the gospel and offered to deliver a free Book of Mormon or DVD. It is not only a great missionary tool – it certainly beats door to door finding – but it also allows members of the branch to bear their testimonies of the gospel.

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Elders Barton and Avial ‘struggled’ to carry these 6 cups out to the car. They proved to be such a burden that they didn’t take them out of the trunk when they were setting up. Sister Kujane and her daughter Thato were great helps as was Papa Thulo who is one of the Teachers in the branch.

IMG_9247 IMG_9248Brother David Rampai is always happy to help at the booth…he has been doing it since before he was baptized. Brother Simon Tlotleng is a branch missionary who came to help. The elders worked together to explain about the gospel to this man.

IMG_9249 IMG_9250Our dear friend sister Antoinette Tlotleng forgot about her aching shoulder and spent the whole three hours fearlessly stopping people to tell them about the joy the gospel brings into her life.IMG_9252 IMG_9245Sister Lebo joined the booth – she is Mary’s piano student. I am not sure what Papa is trying to point out. These unusual yellow flowers reminded us of firepots but the the plant itself is quite different. Whatever they are they brought a wonderful bit of color to the mall landscaping.

Friday – District Meeting and Seminary

Fridays are great because we get a chance to be with other missionaries who we see only once a week or less. This District Meeting was great because the Zone Leaders came over for it. Elder Togiatomai and the new ZL elder Tekurio. Elders Barton and Alvial showed up with matching ties to show companionship unity.

IMG_9222 IMG_9223 IMG_9226 IMG_9229 IMG_9230 IMG_9233Elder Oldroyd continues to be enthusiastic in his calling as district leader and this weeks lesson was on how to help your companion regain the Greenie Fire. There was a good discussion about what a companion can do but most important was to love him.

IMG_9236 IMG_9238Since the zone leaders were there we took another  district photo or two. They love crazy pictures.

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After the meeting they devoured Mary’s brownies and then adjourned to the parking lot for handing out of mail. Elder DiRuscio got a large package from home and lots of letters. The Italians scored again.

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Later Mary held Seminary with a limited number of students. Hopefully now that the vacation time is over the class will return to normal size.