04 September 2012

04 September 2012 - Book of Blessings, Peer's Cave

E.T.  There were sand dunes near Peer's Cave
Hello everybody.

This week I am e-mailing on Tuesday, because yesterday was Zone Conference. President and Sister Wood spoke on subjects such as tithing, conversion, and teaching commandments. Also present was Elder Carl B. Cook of the Southeast Africa Area Presidency and his wife. They spoke on the "Book of Blessings" or missionary handbook of instructions and establishing the Church. Establishing the Church is especially important in Africa, where the Church is relatively young. The Fish Hoek Branch has a goal to expand into a Ward and the Cape Town Stake has a goal to split into 2 Stakes. (D&C 82:14) The whole conference was truly inspiring and the Spirit was present. Do you remember Elder Felshaw, my 2nd companion? He is currently my Zone Leader but is finishing his mission next week.

Carl B. Cook
Elder Carl B. Cook
Peers Cave, Elder Tekulve in the center

Last Monday (the 27th of August) after e-mailing, Elder Musimwa and I went on a small hike to Peer's Cave. The "cave" itself was more like an overhanging rock but the view was nice. We could see the whole valley. Looking right we could see the Atlantic Ocean and looking left we could see the Indian Ocean.
On Saturday I went on exchanges to Meadowridge with Elder Jokoniya for a day. I met many powerful recent converts and found people that I believe are really ready to hear the message of the restored gospel.
Today in the afternoon I will finally get around to going to Cape Point. I have lived practically on it for 3 months but never been there yet. They say it's the southernmost point of Africa but really it's the southwesternmost point. I will take pictures that you'll see next week. This is the last week of this transfer so you will also hear transfer news.

Elder Tekulve

Doctrine and Covenants 82:14

14. For Zion must increase in beauty, and in holiness; her borders must be enlarged; her stakes must be strengthened; yea, verily I say unto you, Zion must arise and put on her beautiful garments.

Sun Valley from the cave. The chapel has a red arrow above it.
Beyond it you see a swamp, a lake, then the Atlantic Ocean.

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