On Saturday, we went on exchanges to Kimberley so that means... road trip! We took our member friend Thabang with us and drove for 2 hours to get there. Kimberley is in the Northern Cape province. It is the only branch of our church in that province. It is also the furthest area away from Durban in the mission! Some missionaries call it outer darkness. We enjoyed!
Sunday was a special broadcast from Salt Lake City directed to the Area Southeast Area. It was similar to a 2 hour stake conference. Speakers included Tad R. Callister, Kevin S. Hamilton and Carl B. Cook of the 70, Sister Bonnie L. Oscarson, and Elder Neil L. Andersen. The church is developing at a rapid pace in Africa, and the members have been encouraged to participate in programs such as self-reliance. Other topics included the growth of the church in Africa and strengthening our current and future families. It made me excited to get back to weekly family home evenings with my own family, and eventually my future family!
Not much on the work side to report other than things are moving at a usual pace. No baptisms this transfer, but we should have a few lined up in the coming weeks. We worked 58 hours last week, which is the most I have ever worked on mission so far. Heavenly Father is definitely blessing us with added physical capabilities as we perform His work!