Elder Benson - South Africa Jo-Berg Mission

Elder Benson - South Africa Jo-Berg Mission

Monday, October 17, 2016

From Mission Mom, Sister Dunn

"On this first week of the transfer we headed to Nelspruit to conduct interview with our Elders there and also spend some time with them teaching in their respective areas."

"We met them in the Nelspruit church building on Saturday as they were watching conference.  We also joined them on Sunday for both sessions.  It was great to see Elder Carl B. Cook on the screen.  We were so blessed to have him as the SouthEast Africa Area President for two of our three years here."

"During the interviews we met as a district and discussed our impressions of the Book of Mormon.  I felt honored to get the insights fro these great Elders.  We had a really great discussion while President Dunn took them one by one and conducted interviews."

"Elder Hlophe and Elder Eatough serve in Nelspruit--after interviews they took President Dunn out with them."

"It was very impressive to see the love and rapport they have for their investigators and how powerful their teaching is."

"We split up and I went with Elder Benson and Latu to KaNymazane."

"These two great missionaries are on their second transfer together as Elder Benson is training Elder Latu."

"Welcome to KaNymazane.  This is the furthest outpost of our mission and a special place.  The church has purchased property up on this hill and is relocating the branch from the current location.  We all hope it happens soon.  This is a good neighborhood to have the church in and will help getting investigators to come."

"We met Clinton first, a recent convert."

"He has been sick lately and the Elders talked to him about prayer and scripture study and to ask for what you need when you pray...like returning to good health."

"Next, they were able to create a teaching opportunity with Thapo, who officially became a new investigator today.  He has known about the missionaries and his mother encouraged him to talk to them and go to their church. So, this was a special teaching situation, where Thapo was very receptive." 

"Next, we stopped in the home of Malibongwe. This young man is investigatinve the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has been to church and invites all his friends to listen and attend with him. He looks like a missionary to me. He has a spirit about him that is so positive and happy. HIs name means "thank you" in Zulu, so I am told."

"President Dunn met me back at the chapel and we shared about our exchange experiences. It was a great day to be together with the Nelspruit and KaNymazane Elders."

"View of the sunset from the Mpumalanga province is nice wherever you are.  Hope to come back soon!"

(Thank you, Sister Dunn, for taking such good care of Elder Benson. --From one mom to another)

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