Monday, November 30, 2015

When missionaries go home that we have come to know so well and love so much it is SAD! but so very satisfying because in a small measure we have helped them complete an honorable mission. We have watched them grow and learn so very much. We have watched them struggle and shine! In that sense, a part of our mission is fulfilled with each individual elder or sister fulfilling their assignment and call to serve. This group departed on October 27th 2015. Each has a very special place in our hearts.

Elder Motlhaping home to SA, Elder Cahill home to Seattle WA. Elder Chola home to Lilanda Ward, West Lusaka, Zambia

Elder Cahill's parents came to pick him :)

Elder Cahill was a huge help in transitioning the mission office from The Skidmores to office elders to the Groesbecks. And he is a great baker of all things sweet and delicious.

 Sister Mulunda home to Kinshasa DRC. When she arrived she spoke no English and we watched her blossom!

                                              Elder Mukisa home to Uganda.

Elder Kampelya home to Matero Ward Lusaka Zambia!

Lots of terrific new missionaries came to us in September and October. It is such a terrific blessing to receive new elders and sisters. We never tire of it. The Lords fills us up with the great spirit that accompanies His disciples as they come from the MTC.

This fine group arrived on September 15th eager to begin their work in
 the Great Zambia Lusaka Mission

Elder Alexander from California

Elder Chawaguta from Zimbabwe

Elder Duncan from Mississippi

Elder Majekodumni from the UK 

Elder Salyards from Oregon

Elder Wyman from Utah

Sister Mukweya from Zimbabwe

Sister Mulomba from Zimbabwe

Elder Scatena from Arizona was part of this group but attended the Provo MTC and when he arrived he was very tired and felt a bit sick. This picture is not really an accurate portrayal of his happy and pleasant personality :)

Elder Bobowski from Utah and his 3 comrades arrived on October 27th. 

                                                                     Elder Griffin from Utah

                                                       Elder Ntsekwa from SA

                                                    Elder Mpofu from Zimbabwe

 What a blessing!! The Hulls came to us from California to serve as MLS missionaries to live in Kitwe and work with all the branches of the 2 districts in the Copperbelt region of Zambia.
We are so thrilled they landed in our mission. Elder Hull brought his guitar and they both brought their love and energy for good work.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Zone Conferences in the GZLM September and October 2015. The theme of this round of zone conferences was..."Getting ready for... NO TRACTING NOVEMBER". The missionaries did a really great job stepping up to the plate and presenting.

 Copperbelt Zone
Conference held in Ndola meetinghouse

We are really blessed to have Vince and Wendy Hull serving in Kitwe. 

 Elders Parker and Mohlakoana
 It was a very hot day!!

 Sisters Bingham and Motsi

Lusaka Zone
Conference held in the Mission Office

 Elders Cahill, Scatena and Owor

 Sisters Natsala and Falco

 Lilongwe Zone
Conference held in the Lilongwe meetinghouse

 Terrific Assistants Elders Sagers and Kibirango
 Sisters Rasband and Tuai....some powerful teaching going on here!!

 The BEST senior couples ever! Fran and Bob Stones and Sharee and Lynn Birrell

The Blantyre Zone
Conference held in the Blantyre Chapel

 STL's Dlamini and Frimpong

 George and Carole Beal. Fantastic couple doing a great work in Blantyre.
 The president I love the most :)
 President Erickson making us all laugh as he sets up the perfect picture

 Elders Chawaguta and Slade
                                                                  Elder Alexander

                                                  Gotta love this one!