As we enter the twelfth month of our service, life is great and we are both feeling really well and have a pretty solid routine to plan on. There are many unpredictable moments and, circumstances still change on nearly a daily basis, but many of the temporal needs we have to care about have slowed some with less missionaries in our area. Our list of responsibilities has not changed much but, the regularity of surprises has diminished a bunch. We are allowed to focus more on some of the individuals in these groups and the branch that are working to gain more self reliant testimonies and spiritual strength through service to each other. The two of us are the ones who grow the most as we become closer to and more aware of the goodness in many great people here. Time continues to just fly by as we are now preparing for General Conference and the wonderful instruction and encouragement the sessions and our leaders will bring to us all. These Saints really look forward to conference even though most cannot see or hear it till a couple weeks later when we will use DVD's to show them at each group. The conference Liahona is truly a prized possession to these members.
We know everyone enjoys our pictures so here are a few:
Our Zone finds opportunities to give service as challenged by the Mission President every month. This is huge property with a bunch of great playground equipment at a school for blind kids. They have 46 students from ages 4 to 19. We spent many hours to make the place really nice again. One of the highlights was to take a trampoline to a member we found who could sew in new eyelets for the rings to hold onto the springs and made it just like new. They were so happy as it had been worthless for a long time. It cost 415 pula ($27) and helped the member with some work also. The unemployment is really a hard thing to see for us.