Monday, July 31, 2017

Yesterday, we spoke in our ward and almost ALL of our family were able to be there!  We were just missing two bishop son-in-laws, Devin and Jeremy in this photo, (though Devin did get to come to hear us and then left), Adam in the MTC on his way to Oklahoma tomorrow, Maybree in Virginia until August 7th and then to the MTC on August 23rd (with US for a week) before going to the Salt Lake City Temple Square Mission, and Miranda traveling across the U.S. for a few weeks! How we LOVE our wonderful kids, their spouses and our 23 grandkids!!  They're the BEST!!  Ü 

Monday, July 24, 2017

On Thursday, July 20th, while we were in Utah,  our South Africa Johannesburg Mission President, Pres. Dane Leavitt, called us and said the country of Swaziland was moved from the Mozambique mission to the Johannesburg mission last weekend and we will now be serving in Swaziland!  There are 12 elders in the country, a companionship in each of the six branches.  We will be the only senior couple.
We're excited!!  We are trying to find out all we can about this new country and our new assignment.  It's just a 4 hour drive from Johannesburg, so he said we will be going back and forth from time to time. We will be living in Ezulwini where there is one branch.  It's between Mbabane, with two branches, and Manzini, also with two branches.  The sixth branch is located in Nhlangano which is an hour and 30 minutes south of Ezulwini.