So this Christmas Eve night we were blessed to hear from Elder Fesolai. The Missionaries were given some time to confirm their Christmas Phone call home (which we are so excited to get tomorrow) and to complete some online surveys for their Mission President. It's so good to actually see some video footage of our Missionary. Hope you Enjoy it as much as we did.
Christmas Wishes from Elder Fesolai
Hey Mom and Dad!
I cant believe we are already coming to a close of this year! Matter of fact I cant believe I've been in Nungua for almost 6 months now! Time is going by quite quick!
We've been pretty busy visiting just as many people as we can leading up to Christmas! Elder Winborg and I have some families who we've really gotten close too and also some of our Recent Converts who were preparing Christmas Hampers for and stuff. Should be a fun Christmas!
Looks like you guys have been having fun with the family though! We are definately enjoying Christmas here though! We have our Christmas devotional this coming Wednesday which should be good. Think theyre doing some talent show and some other things. And then of Course Christmas day! Looking forward to calling you's! I think well catch up with alot of families that day too. weve been invitied over by so many people already!
We have a ward devotional this wednesday night too. Theyve got all the missionaries in our district singing so it should be fun!
I think i said this in my last email, but the people in Ghana are super aware of the true meaning on Christmas! They all celebrate it very differently to back home! Not really any christmas trees, lights and what not. I cant even find a Santa hat lol! But its inspiring to see them with their bibles/book of mormons and reading the birth of Christ as a family.
Ghana is such a humble place! So god fearing and just willing to learn. Were so blessed to be able to serve them and amongst them!
Wish you guys and all the rest of the family back home a MERRY CHRISTMAS though! Love you all so so much! Have a wonderful week! Im sure you guys will enjoy it with all the family around! Will be thinking of you all :) Love you Mom and Dad! And im looking forward to hearing from you guys on Friday!!! xx
Hey Mom and Dad!
Wow, so our week was great! We were indeed able to have the baptisms this past Saturday which was really wonderful to have just before Christmas! They were so happy! You cant tell because Ghanaians dont like to smile in pictures...but they were stoked haha! Got do do the confirmations with Elder Winborg in sacrament yesterday too!
Elder Winborg is doing great though! Were somehow preparing small for Christmas and what we will do on the day (which members, investigators and recent converts to see). We got our sim cards and credit to call out of the country the other day at our Zone Conference. Nungua is awesome though! I'm thinking i might be here for a bit longer...A few missionaries finish this week early because of flight complications so the transfer is a bit of a muddle...so we will see what happens!
The Zone conference Thursday gone was pretty awesome! We travelled to Madina which is quite a bit of a way from us, but all the city missionaries were there! President and Sister Heid gave some really great instruction and council leading up to Christmas! I think therye planning a missionary christmas party type thing haha...should be cool!
We've been so blessed though. We're getting so many referrals from members, not really having to do a whole lot of finding. It's always fun to do some contacting here and there though. But our teaching pool is still pretty solid!
After the baptism on Saturday we went to the temple side with Godwin to attend a christmas devotional. They done a bunch of singing and all, wasnt too bad! They had the choir's from all the stakes, just all themed around the Birth of Christ! Thats one thing i really love here! Christmas is so so focused on the birth of Christ here. Around the temple they had cool christmas statues and all the trees and bushes were lit up with lights! Looked nice !
Thats crazy to think Keanu has finished Primary school though! I still remember when i did pretty clearly lol! And yeah Dad, you sad guy, didnt even wanna come to my graduation...haha!
Not a whole lot too interesting is happening though, just a few activities here and there! Looking forward to them though! Looking forward to calling you guys too haha! Got my credit and sim card chilling in my wallet lol!
Anyway, until next week! Elder Winborg and I have a busy week this week, and alot we want to achieve and see happen before the new year!
Hope you have a wonderful week leading up to Christmas! Remember to keep Christ at the centre of it! Love you Mom and Dad! xx
Morning Mom and Dad!
Wow! I cant believe we are already in December! 1st week done and dusted! We are currently half way through the transfer now! So im thinking I only have about 3 weeks left in Nungua.
Elder Winborg and I have had a really busy week however. There are 4 people we are preparing for this Saturday for baptism. So we have really been seeing them alot and also teaching the rest of our pool! So weve been pretty flat chat, but nevertheless you cant help but feel great doing the Lords work! Maybe sometimes tired lol....
One of the guys weve been teaching (Dominic) is just so so prepared. He has been striving to reach and go beyond the commitments we leave him and he is always without fail at church. It's really amazing to see! Something that really struck me was when we were in our lesson with him this past week on Wednesday. So we were asking him some questions during the lesson and he just started sharing his testimony in an investigatory way! But it was so powerful! Elder Winborg and I just looked at each other like "Wow!. His Wife is currently a member so after a year he is planning to go through the temple so they can be sealed! That'll be cool to go too, because President Heid lets us go to those things!
Anyway, these upcoming weeks are going to continually be really busy though! After the baptisms we have alot of finding to do! Or maybe not, we have been getting alot of referrals from members so that is a blessing! Looking forward to it though!
For Christmas we have quite a few members, investigators and recent converts we are planning to see though! So im sure it will be a fun and merry day! I dont think well be enjoying appletizer and roast meats and stuff...but theres nothing that some good Fufu and Banku cant replace lol!
We have our ward Christmas party coming up soon! I think it will be interesting haha! Our ward's looked really amazing! Aunty done an awesome job! Hahaha your guys costumes are crackup! Looks cooL!
We downloaded alot of Christmas music though, so i guess it feels like Christmas when one of the elders in the apartment is playing those Christmas jams when washing in the morning lol!
It looks and sounds like you guys are doing great though! Alot of new things are happening it looks like which is cool!
Until next week though ay! Love and miss you guys heaps! Ay its good to hear from Keanu on a weekly basis too! Have an awesome week! xX
P.S HAPPY BIRTHDAY FOR THE 10TH MOM! Love you x