Chapter 26: Satan really doesn’t want this work to go forward!!!!
Wow! This week has been filled with disappointments. Portia, our neighbor, student and investigator, has failed from school and had to go home to Bush Buck Ridge which is too far away from us to teach. So, she can’t be baptized since she can’t attend church. We as well as Portia were devastated. Then Ben and Tullie have spent a week going to their old church and meeting with their Pastor. They did not attend institute or come to church this last Sunday. We are very sad but not hopeless. We are still contacting them and REALLY Praying for them. Consequently, we need all your prayers for us.
But on the good side we’ve had a great week despite the fact that Eskom (our electric company here in South Africa)has started what they call Load Shedding and they turn off the power in different grids. Currently our grid is off. I’m glad I’m leaving for Lydenburg as we have no fans blowing and its hot and humid today.
I have to tell you a funny story connected with the power grid shut offs. We had one on Friday and it was so hot we couldn’t take it anymore in the flat so we drove to McDonalds where they have a very nice cold Air Conditioning system. We had a quick lunch and sat in the cold space. The Elders joined us but before they arrived a gentleman who was eating lunch alone asked me if I were serving in the ministry? I said yes and we began a conversation. ES joined me and we started to talk. Amidst the conversation it turned to his profession and then to the power outage. He told us he was an OBGYN and worked at the State Hospital across the street and that last night he had to complete a C-section using HIS CELL PHONE FOR LIGHT!!!!! Eish!
Well, this has been an interestingly weird week. I know I’m really late with this post but hopefully, the pictures will make up for the lateness. We went to Kruger again and its messed up my entire life. It was great but you know how it is when you take a day off… It takes 3 days to make up for the one day off.
Oh, well. Enjoy the photos. Still no monkey’s but that’s because they’re sitting underneath a shade tree in the forest as it’s so hot in Nelspruit. Eish!
|photo of Elder Swan's portrait of Elder Willombe|