Sunday, August 3, 2014

Laundry- High on the Mountain Top

Dear Family and Friends,
It has been another wonderful week in South Africa.  Monday we went to a candy factory here in Tzaneen.  It is located in a very beautiful, breath-taking resort.  The view was amazing.  Here are some of the pictures of the senior couples on our P-Day activity.

Elder Campbell was drooling at all of that chocolate.

On Wednesday we went to this beautiful little town for a birthday lunch.  We had chicken schnitzel for the first time.  It was really good.
Olivia, on our walks sometimes we pass this sign and I always think of you!
These are some of the beautiful "winter" plants.  It is so green and beautiful here, we can't believe it gets any greener  in the summer.
The senior couples at my birthday luncheon.
We hiked to the top of the mountain in Motupa to visit this wonderful sister that just received her mission call to the Atlanta Georgia Mission.  She will be a wonderful missionary but it will be quite a cultural shock to her.  We arrived on laundry day.  The clothes start in the first pan and then move on to the rinsing pan and eventually they are hung out on the line.  In the background you can see some of the bricks that they make.  They are adding on to their home.
This is the view of the mountain we climbed to do the laundry.
This is where they make beautiful bead necklaces and belts.  This little lady sits all day and does this.  The second picture is Winnie.  Isn't she beautiful!!!  She just lost a little baby just before we arrived.  So very hard.  We love them so!
These are the women carrying 5 gallon buckets full of water on their heads.  They go to the water source and carry them home or have the children take wheel barrows and put 3 buckets in them.  The children are pushing those wheelbarrows and they are only around 7 or 8 years old.  
I know I have gone on and on but it was quite a week.  We are loving these good people more and more.  We hope we can bring the gospel to many.  We have seen how it changes lives.  We have seen it in the members eyes.  We love all of you!
Hurrah for Israel!  Elder and Sister Campbell

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