- Visit less active members and found some that were moved
- Went with the Elders to teach a couple about the word of wisdom so they can get baptized
- Met with the Elders (from Kenya, South Africa, Germany, Zimbawa, and other US locations) They are the greatest missionaries.
- Visited a family that lost one of their children and her family (husband, wife and two children) - the funeral will be held this week
- Attended Church in Newcastle (branch) and spoke there as well as attended Church in Dundee (a new "twig") that they are starting up there. Mom had to lead the singing. Oops!
- Another senior couple, the Klinglers, have been ever so helpful at introducing us to people and showing us places, and things that we will need to do. They go home in 3 months and we will most likely cover the areas that they are working with. What special friends they have become to us.
- We met and had dinner with another senior couple who are serving a PEF (Perpetual Employment Fund) mission and had to be in Newcastle for the weekend.
- We have visited with people in the townships
- We have also moved into our boarding where Barb has re-arranged the furniture, gone through every closet and drawer re-organizing
- Grocery shopping and trying to find things that we cook with.third world environment.
- Hanging laundry on the line...new concept.
How grateful we should be for all that we have been blessed with but it is clear to us that the people here are as happy or happier than the people back home. We are amazed how friendly, warm, and polite everyone is. It is wonderful working here.
We are adjusting but love it here and love the missionaries that we work with. There are currently 14 (2 senior couples..including us, and 5 sets of missionaries) in the Newcastle area. We love them and are anxious to know them better