This email is going out later then usual due to technical difficulties in the office so it pushed everyone's emailing time to a later time.
Everything this last week went pretty good! It had its challenges but I am still alive and "what does not kill you makes you stronger". There was many things that kept us busy and on our toes so it made for a week that went by very quick. Due to my exhaustion I will talk small about events from the week.
|Mugabe and Benjamin whom are 2 young men in the ward. These 2 help so much. They do not like to smile though..|
Monday-- P-Day. In the evening Elder Simpson and I had a great family home evening with a family in the ward, the Quartzens. We shared a message about sacrifice and as part of that we watched the video about John Moyle the stone cutter. It was a great message and why we felt to share it I did not know because the Quartzen family sacrifices and serves so much in the church. From comments given I am happy that Elder Simpson and I felt it would be a good message for the day.
|Meshack. He is a wood worker next to the chapel and we usually go over to talk with him.|
Tuesday-- Office. District meeting was held 10:30am at poop hill chapel.. sorry I mean Green Hill.. There is so much goat poop on the stairs up to the chapel it confuses me why it is called Green Hill. The instruction was not really an instruction it was more of a learning activity I planned to do and it is a good thing because some people were in a not good mood so having them sit there while I talk would not have been very good. Met with Sylvester (former investigator), Mary, Millicent, and James (Mary's boyfriend).
|Selfie with Elder Adams and Elder Simpson brushing their teeth before going to our zone activity today|
Wednesday-- Slow day. Met with the people mentioned above again.Had a powerful lesson about the Book of Mormon. After teaching them we were fed Ghari soakings. There was too much.. My stomach was going to explode.
|Ghari soakings. Dried cassava, ground nuts, milk (not really), water, and sugar.|
Thursday-- Elder Simpson and Elder Jager went on their Takoradi trip to renew their non citizen cards so Elder Adams and I spent the day together. We mixed meeting with my investigators and his investigators. It made for a busy day. That evening we had PEC then after met with a guy named Delali who is Elder Adams and Elder Jagers progressing investigator, he had a baptism date set in 2 weeks and then Saturday they found he went back to Kumasi for school. He did not tell the missionaries anything haha.
|Extent of my photography skills..|
Friday-- Office. Another lesson with Sylvester, Millicent, and James. Mary was running away when we came so.. ya.. sad. Millicent was actually reading the chapters in the Book of Mormon we asked for them to read. She MARKED THE SCRIPTURES YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW HAPPY THAT MADE US. Followed by more Ghari soakings...
Saturday-- A day of disappointment. Then we met with Millicent that evening and found she read AGAIN and marked AGAIN so that lifted my mood. We had a good gospel conversation with a man named Francis. He is from the north part of Ghana but is travelling around for school, we gave him a copy of The Book Of Mormon and invited him to church.
|Sylvester. Our stubborn investigator who has been taught on and off for over a year|
Sunday-- Elder Jager had a really bad stomach infection so we got permission for Elder Simpson and Elder Adams to attend church and to tend to our investigators. I studied most of the day. Cooked a little. Not much to do on a Sunday at home as a missionary. But found out that FRANCIS CAME TO CHURCH AND IT MADE ME HAPPY BECAUSE PEOPLE DO NOT USUALLY COME WHEN WE INVITE THEM ON THE STREET!!!! :) :) :)
All in all a good week. I look forward to the coming week to see what is in store for the Nkanfoa Elders :)
-- Elder Johnson