Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Port Elizabeth Stake
By Elder Stokoe, 1 May 2012
SUNDAY, APRIL 22
Kwamagxaki Ward, Bishop Nqisha
PEF Orientation Fireside presented 10 minutes after conclusion of church, 40 minute session.
Attendance: 30 + to include parents, young adults, and pre-matic.
Bishop Nqisha had advertised fireside in advance over the pulpit.
Brother Lavuyo Ntshebe announced Planning For Success class, to start Friday, April 27 at 5 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
Preparation for Success Workshop, Lesson #1 given, a 1&1/2 hour class.
Instructor: Luvuyo Ntshebe
Attendance: 7 students
(Note from Sister S: This class was scheduled to start at 5:00 p.m.but got underway at 6:00. Mawethu Olepu was the only student who arrived on time. His pastor father, impressed by positive changes he saw in Mawethu after being baptized, paid for his mission to Kenya. Maweth currently holds an entry level job in a hospital but wants to become a pharmacist. Roberta Mandimo is a police office. She works at the peer inspecting imports. Roberta wants to become an attorney which will enable her to advance in police work and better support her young daughter. Her sister, Hlubikazi Semlato, designs and sews clothes. She had a small clientele but could not make enough to support her child. She was hired by textile company but was later dismissed because she came in late. I did not talk to their brother Sieipho Mandimo who also attended the class. Three young men, Sabgata Mhingkars, Thembalethu and Sihle Ntei-Mango came in after the class started. One is a non member. The instructor told us he was nervous as this is the first "Planning for Success" class he has ever taught. He did not show it. Luvuyo, is the 1st counselor in the bishopric. He did an outstanding job and concluded by admonishing the students to complete their homework and come on time. We were told in Johannesburg that we would be teaching all the workshops. But the P.E. Stake has called teachers to do this. So we will attend and support the teachers even though Pres. W. said the stake would take care of it. Our only PEF duty seems to be to schedule ten one hour Firesides each year, assist students who ask for help in filling out forms, get signatures, close out loans by getting the signatures and filing all hard copy. Jberg process all loans and does the follow up and Salt Lake disperses the checks.)
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
Kwanobushle 2nd, Bishop Grootboom
PEF Orientation Fireside presented 3 p.m., 40 minute session.
Attendance: about 25 to include parents, young adults and pre-matric.
Bishop Grootboom had advertised fireside in advance over the pulpit plus posters were placed on bulletin board. He gave the opening prayer and assisted in answering audience questions.
Announced Planning for Success Workshop to begin Thursday,with Kwanobuhle 1st ward, instructor Luthando Stokwe.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
Kwanobuhle 1st, Bishop Mahaluba
PEF Orientation Fireside presented 4 p.m., 40 minute session.
Attendance about 25 to include parents and young adults.
Bishop Mahaluba had announced fireside in advance over the pulpit plus posters were placed on the bulletin board. He gave the opening prayer and assisted in answering audience questions.
Announced Planning for Success Workshop to begin 5 p.m. Thursday, May 3 jointly with Kwanbuhle 2nd ward, instructor Luthando Stokwe.
SUNDAY, APRIL 29 a.m.
Uitenhage branch, met with President Bray and a PEF interested adult. Fireside Orientation and planning for Success workshop dates to be set.
Port Elizabeth ward was scheduled for the PEF Orientation fireside on April 15 but did not occur with re-broadcast of General Conference.
Knysna was scheduled for the PEF Orientation fireside on April 22 but cancelled.
Grahamstown - President Nye and branch council are working on a PEF fireside date.
Port Alfred is on hold with the Robinsons returning to the U.S. in 2 weeks.
East London, the Fowers have given phone number of counselor in stake presidency for PEF contact.