Well this week has been sweet! Transfers took place mid week on Thursday! So Asemota and I took a cab at like 7am to the mission home. It was a HUGE transfer. There were about 42 transfers conducted and so we we privileged to have like a transfer conference. President Heid and Sister Heid and other senior couples addressed us and it was sweet!
After that was all wrapped up we headed on out to our new area together with the other guys getting transferred to the Koforidua Zone. About 2 and a half hours later we arrive in Koforidua and we get to Effiduase apartment around 6:30pm. The area is so nice though and pretty! And what do you know, it reminds me so much of Juapong! So that's great!
My new Companion is Elder Bankole from Nigeria. Another Nigerian! So I'm super stoked! He is a solid missionary and our companionship is solid! He just finished his training to he will definitely also help me to finish strong!
Church yesterday was absolutely amazing though! The branch is awesome. Our branch mission Leader Emmanuel is a stud! And the Branch President is such a great man! The members are so wonderful too. Made me feel super welcome and I'm getting to know them as fast as I can!
Our teaching pool is a little dead at the moment here though. Plan to do alot of finding and speaking of Twi...Keen to learn a heap of the dialect out here. Bankole has only been out 3 months and he can speak a tonne because of the area!
I've been studying alot from D&C though. You know a few weeks back marked 138 days till I come home so I started doing a D&C countdown. It's wonderful the things the Lord has revealed to us through modern revelation though. I'm grateful for the guidance and protection we receive through our living prophet and apostles! I know with all my heart that these are inspired men of God. When we listen to and hearken to their words, it is the Lord we are hearkening too and we will surely be blessed!!!
I guess that's all for this week though! I'm really really really looking forward to seeing more people and members this week though and getting some solid work done! Hope you have a great week too! Love yous!
Well what a week it has been. Just as things have been going great in Sakumono I get a call on Saturday that I'll be getting transferred to Koforidua, Effiduase. Lets see what the Lord has in store for me to learn there! Elder Asemota and I were pretty deastated since I wont finish his training and the way things are going made me a bit upset! But it's the Lords work, not mine!
As I was saying the week has been great. We have been able to teach so many people. Three are preparing for baptism which is so cool. I wont be around though.
On Sunday Richard walked all the way to church from Sakumono to Nungua. Seeing that guys faith and determination to do what is right is so inspiring. His knowledge in the Gospel isn't great YET, but his faith is so amazing.
On Saturday one of my Recent Converts Dominic recieved the Melchizedek Priesthood. He's preparing to go through the temple and get sealed hopefully next month! We baptized him when I was 6 months on mission!
We've just been doing a whole lot of teaching though. We expounded the apostasy to one investigator, Nelson during the week and things just clicked in his head after that! He came to church on Sunday is so willing to do what it takes to know if it is true! The spirit was so real in that lesson!
I am so grateful to be a missionary though! The joys that come in seeing others recieve the Restored Gospel is so real, and it's great to be an instrument in the hand of the Lord!
I know that Heavenly Fathers Plan of Salvation is designed for our happiness! No wonder why when we live the Gospel it brings so much Joy! I know as we follow the Savior and do what he asks we will have peace, joy and greater direction in our lives. Hope you's have a great week though! Love yous!
Well another week has flown by. It has been sweet. Elder Asemota and I have been trying to help our progressing investigators continue to make and keep commitments. Hopefully they prove to be ready to one day be baptized! Things are looking pretty hopeful though.
To begin the week we had Zone conference which was alright! Went for a long time but it's always awesome to catch up with the other Elders and Sisters in the Zone..
We were able to meet and teach Richard alot this week though. It was really good and he was really willing to keep all the commitments we invited him to do. On Sunday we picked him up and walked to church with him which was really nice! It really strengthened by testimony of revelation through church attendance. After Sacrament meeting he was really like wow, I really like being here. Members really made him feel welcome to which was just awesome! Mini miracle occurred whilst we were walking to church too. As we picked him up he was a bit late to get ready so it's a pretty solid 30 min walk to church from our apartment, but a member saw us on the road and picked us up...like wow! The Lord watches out for us!
Also on Sunday Blessing came to church which was awesome! She's been to church about 3 times and is preparing to be baptized on the 26th of February! She is solidly progressing too which is sweet. The Lord is really blessing up with success as we continually try to do our best. Sometimes we don't get things the way we want them, but I've come to see that the Lord will never forget us as we try our best.
Elder Asemota and I are always doing finding though. We had a funny contacting experience during the week. We were leaving an appointment with an investigator and speaking Ewe with her and this young guy Scott heard us and was laughing and shocked. We ended up talking with him and he accepted to hear our message...pretty cool!
We're both doing well though. Keen for another week ahead! We're in week 5 of the transfer. Only 2 more transfers left...woah! \
Hope you's are well though! Miss yous a heap! I know that this Gospel is true. Christ is our Savior and through his Atonement we can become great people! Hope ya'll continue to learn of him and follow him! Love yous!
Well another week is behind us and Elder Asemota and I have been doing good! It's been a bit of a tough week. We've had to drop some investigators who just are not yet ready. It's also been a little frustrating with some people telling our investigators some false rumors and beliefs about the church...We'll keep pressing forward though.
Just on Sunday last week, we received a referral from a member, Johnson. He's a young guy and really really interested in the Church. So we've been doing our best to teach him the Gospel and he is so prepared. He accepted to be baptized at church yesterday on the 26th of Feb! He's really humble and willing to do all the things we ask him because he want's to find the truth for himself!
Blessing is also progressing for baptism on the 26th, so we are also doing our best and working with her so that she can prepare for that day. Referrals are really the most effective way to help the work go forward as they already have a friend who is a member!
Had a really great experience during the week though whilst we were doing finding. We had gone to a road we noticed for the first time and it led out into a bushy area...and there was literally only 1 house there. So to not waste the time it took to get there we decided to go and see who stays there. So approaching we saw like 5-6 older guys sitting in a circle and we kind of hesitated and almost turned back. But I felt that we needed to go talk to these people so we continued and as we were approaching them I was thinking how we were going to introduce ourselves, and when I looked up...there was a member I knew very well from the times I was serving back in Nungua, Bro Bortey! I was surprised and he greeted us and even introduced us to his friends, and we had a great lesson on the Restoration. Unfortunately only 1 of the guys stayed in the area, and the guy that stayed at the house was a pastor and wasn't interested. I'm grateful for the guidance of the spirit though, and I've learnt to never ignore it's promptings!
We are expecting to do a lot more finding again this week too. It should be interesting! It's always fun talking to new people and seeing how they react or recieve us...some are more friendly than others but that's how it is haha!
We are doing well though, trying to do our best to help the Lord's work go forward! I'm grateful for the knowledge I have of the restored Gospel though and the comfort and direction it gives me in my life! I guess we're doing our best to help others experience the same!
Hope you's have an awesome week though! Love and miss yous a heap! June isn't far, not that I'm thinking about it too much lol...Always praying for you guys though! Love yous!