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Missionaries Plant Trees on Helping Hands Day

  • 20 August 2012

MTC Missionaries with Sister Reber following tree planting.

Africa Mormon Helping Hands Day was a great success at the South Africa Missionary Training Centre (MTC) on Saturday, August 18.  President Kenneth and Sister Janet Reber and 29 MTC missionaries braved a stiff wind and chill temperatures to plant 15 trees.

Charl Nel and his son Marcel watch as missionaries plant tree.

Tree-planting was in a park adjacent to the MTC and within the boundaries of Roodepoort Ward, which sponsored the project.  Many ward members joined with the missionaries to plant the trees.

Front: Elder Sicelo Khumalo (South Africa) Standing: Sister Reber (USA), Elder Glen Ntaka (Zimbabwe), Elder Muyauri Mukarati (Zimbabwe), Elder Vernon Nherera (Zimbabwe), Elder Tobias Awalla (Kenya).

Missionaries in the group represent Angola, Botswana, Kenya, South Africa and Zimbabwe, as well as Australia, Canada, England, and the USA.  They will be serving missions in Durban, Johannesburg, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Janine Vorster, Roodepoort Ward, waters newly planted tree.

If the success of a project can be judged by the number of smiles and goodwill, this was a most successful event.