Well this week has been great. Every one has been happy and healthy and we've had some cool things happening throughout the past 7 days!
To begin the week we had a massive multi Zone Conference in Madina with 4 of the other zones. It was crazy long, but overall there were alot of things I took from it to apply in my efforts as a missionary which was sweet. One of the things I learnt is that sometimes you get caught up in looking for the Lord's elect that you dont stop to observe yourself and question if those you meet can recognize you as a servant of the Lord. That can happen as we are do what the Lord expects and have the spirit.
So an awesome experience I had this week was when we were wrapping up our proselyting for the day about to head to our co-ordination meeting in the evening. I wasn't sure why but I felt prompted to go talk to this man in his shop. We found out that he had stopped going to any church (rare in Ghana) and told us that he thought they were all wrong, as if they were missing something. So it was a pretty golden moment as we were able to briefly introduce to him the message of the Restoration. So far things are progressing really well. We've been able to introduce the Book of Mormon and he is really determined to seek and find the truth. By the way his name is Patrick. So we are looking forward to continue helping him in his search for the truth by helping him receive this amazing Restored Gospel.
We also contacted the guy who worked at the shop next to him and to our surprise he had attended the church for a while when he was really young but the family stopped! So we are also going to try and visit him and his family! I know the Lord guides and directs us when we exercise faith and most importantly ACT on impressions from the spirit.
As I've been reading through the Book of Mormon this week, I went through specifically Mosiah chapters 2-5 which is King Benjamin's sermon to the people, and wow it is powerful! Most importantly it got me thinking about the Atonement and covenants. When we live the Gospel and keep our covenants and the commandments it allows us to access the FULL power of the Atonement. But we have to remember them and see that we do them! This Gospel is great, but it can be easy to be taken for granted because of it's simplicity, but I know it is true! I know that if we do these things Eternal Life with our families can be obtained! Heavenly Father has so much instore for us that we cannot really comprehend.
The Sabbath yesterday was amazing though. In the morning we were about to leave the house on our bikes when one of the members drove by and offered to take us to church. Blessings! But the primary had their primary presentation and it was so cute haha. We helped out alot as they performed like a little drama/skit so we were involved a bit! Te kids here are crackup, but they love the Gospel and it's teachings, we really can learn alot from them.
I suppose for the week that's really all though for now. Christmas is just around the corner and we are already half way through November! Time is going by quickly! We are hoping to have a baptism this SAturday too so that is really exciting! Hope yous have a blessed week though! Love you Mom and Dad!