Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Trip to a First World Africa - Johannesburg, South Africa

A lot has happened the last few weeks since the blog was last updated.
We were excited to learn that we needed to travel to the South Africa Area Office in Johannesburg to receive additional training from the Africa Southeast area Perpetual Education Fund director, Thembinkosi Mkhize, an extraordinary man of great insight and understanding of how this program is supposed to work and what we need to do to make sure it gets a strong start in Tanzania. We learned a great deal and are so grateful for the invaluable knowledge and information we obtained. To make a great trip even better, we learned that there was time scheduled for us to attend a session at the Johannesburg Temple. The city is very beautiful and modern, we were even able to shop a bit and get a few things that aren't available here in Dar. Our chauffeurs for the entire time were the wonderful Area Office PEF Sr. couple from Portland, Oregon, Norriss and Carol Webb. From picking us up at the airport, taking us back and forth from the hotel every day, to lunches and dinners, beginning to end, they made an already fantastic trip totally unbeatable. The last night we were there they accompanied us to a great Italian Restaurant to have dinner with all ten Sr. Couples serving in the Africa Southeast Area Office.   Did we mention how much we enjoyed the trip to Johannesburg?  

 Elder and Sister Worthen, Johannesburg Temple, South Africa
Lunch at "Mikes" with the entire Southeast Area PEF office staff
Thembinkosi is next to Pam, the Webbs are to the left

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