Today we drove over to Klerksdorp to attend our last District Development meeting. We had some things to do before heading that way and they took much less time than we thought so we got to the chapel very early. I took a couple of photos of the car in the parking lot to remember what the building and grounds looked like.
Elder Hentunen conducted a tight but powerful meeting. The elders reported what was going on in their areas. Elder Bergman is the only new missionary in the district and his companion is elder McCartney from Scotland they serve in the Klerksdorp area.
It is a very European district with only elder Khwela who is from Durban being the only one not from there. I took this photo of elder Turauskis who is from Lithuania and went to the Provo MTC to improve his English. He and his companion elder Khwela serve in Jouberton.
Our elders Hentunen and Wild report about the Potch area while the visiting Zone Leaders elders Silvester and Masoka told us about about the work in the Vereeniging area. Elder Silvester just because one of the Vaal zone leaders at the last transfer.
Elder Bergman led the singing for the day and after the meeting everyone gathered around the ZL’s car to get supplies and hopefully some mail.
After the meeting we took the whole group to Spurs to have a final lunch with these wonderful missionaries. They were very surprised and very thankful as they got to eat something other than McDonalds. We will probably not see any of them except elders Wild and Hentunen again on this side of the veil but they will always be part of us and the great experience of serving here in the Johannesburg mission. Our waiter took a final photo of us – I will send it to any of the missionaries whose email address I have.