|Speeches at the signing|
All we know is that no one from Immigration came (or no one we were aware of).
|Two of our elders, Black and Jorgensen ready to work|
Many good things were said about the church humanitarian effort in Botswana by the Minister of Health and the District Commissioner. One of the speakers talked about his first experience with the church when he went to the United States. He saw a t-shirt that said "Eat drink and be merry for tomorrow you might be in Utah." He found that Utah is just that way, a dry state. But, he found a peculiar people that impressed him very much. He was very appreciative of all the aid that the Church was giving to Botswana. At 10:30, we broke for Tea (light refreshments). We had an opportunity to speak with the people who had attended the signing. One of the women I spoke with was from the Dept. of Registry, the group that registers all of the churches in the country. She was so appreciative of the Church and was going to give a glowing report to her boss. Dad spoke with the Minister of Health and he was extremely positive about the Church and what had been done that day.
|Two of our sisters, Gehring and Anderson, manning a display|
|Sisters Tw and Gillis|
|The Band of Brothers from Mochudi|
The main topic for this meeting was that we would have a permanent mission office and a new Mission President would be coming at the end of June. The official name of the Mission is the Botswana, Namibia Mission. The Bishops and wives ended the Conference with an impromptu chorus singing "Hark All Ye Nations". It was truly beautiful!
After this part of the conference and after all of the dignitaries had left, the staff of the hotel came into the meeting room to find out what had been happening. All of the materials that were left were snatched up and our sister missionaries spent a great deal of time teaching and getting phone numbers. The elders also got some great referrals.
An African lunch was served to all who had attended the second meeting.
|Sisters Gubler and Taylor getting ready!|