Saturday, September 16, 2017

We arrived in Johannesburg Tuesday night, September 5th (our grandson Brigham's 16th birthday) at 9:20 pm after flying for a day and a half.... 10 hours to Amsterdam and then 10 hours 45 minutes to Johannesburg! It was a LONG flight but we did fine! We were in Johannesburg at the Mission Office for two days, September 6th and 7th and then on Friday the 8th, Elder and Sister Wagner drove us to Swaziland!

We have now been Swaziland for one week!  We LOVE it here!!  It is a beautiful country with beautiful people.   (We do not have internet at home today we came to the Ezulwini Chapel to finish sorting the Liahonas in the library and to update our blog!
We're off!  Bob and Martha picked us up at the MTC on
Monday morning, September 4th (Jeff's 42nd birthday), took 
us shopping and to lunch at Firehouse Subs, then to the SLC Airport! 

Sister Thornton and Sister Platt
These darling sisters found us several times
during the week at the MTC, after we ate next
to them and found they were on our flight to serve
in the Netherlands/ Belgium Mission! 

Tulips shops were all over the airport in Amsterdam!

I LOVED these CUTE tables at a restaurant in the airport!

Our airlines from Amsterdam to Johannesburg.
It was REALLY nice!

Check out the length of the wings!!!

I loved the fluffy clouds and looked for the 
Care Bears!!  Haha! Ü 

We flew over Switzerland and the GORGEOUS alps!!


In front of the Mission Office on Wednesday, Sept. 6th,
our first day in Johannesburg.

We made it on the front page of the Mission Newsletter,
The Cumorah Crest, the very day we arrived in Johannesburg!

  Sister Hunt,  the mission office secretary
(She and Elder Hunt and the Duncans came
to Swaziland and cleaned and organized our apt.
the week before we arrived!!)

 The Seminary and Institute Area Offices in the same complex

A chapel in the same mission office area and the Johannesburg MTC!

The Johannesburg Mission Home

Behind the Mission Home....

Cool colorful aloe vera plants

The power was out that night, so Sister Leavitt took us to Nando's
near their home for dinner with an elder from Nelpruitt, SA, who

was entering the MTC on Thursday morning to serve in Zimbabwe!

We heard from Julie the day after we arrived 
that our dear friend, Janelle Spilsbury, Julie's 
mother-in-law, in our 46th Ward, passed away
the evening we arrived.... We are SO sad.... but
are glad we were able to have a fun visit with her
the day before we left for the MTC! She was an
angel....the most Christlike friend I have ever had!

We ate breakfast at the Mission Home with the A.P.s and the
office elders Thursday morning.

Driving with the Wagners on the left side of the road
to do some shopping in Johannesburg on Thursday.


1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear about Jeremy's mom passing away- so young! What a beautiful Mission and Church "complex" for offices and mission home!