Mom and Dad!
So this past week I kind of spent in Accra in different places! On Tuesday I left Juapong and stayed at the ZL's in Tema for 2 nights.
On Wednesday we were able to meet and listen to one of the Apostles in Accra which was really great. Elder Soares was with him as well as the West Africa Presidency, so it was nice to recieve instruction and counsel from them. Elder Stevenson talked alot about Repentance, and other topics in PmG. I really liked what he said about repentance, talking about how it is super important that we ourselves are repenting and becoming more like the Savior, before we are able to help others or extend the commitment to them by the spirit. It is so true. I'm mega grateful for the Atonement and the opportunity and time we have here on earth to prepare...that includes repentance!
From Friday onwards we have been travelling to and from the mission home to Nungua to proselyte in our areas as we have not gotten an apartment yet. We will eventually move in on Friday so until then, to and from the mission home it is!
Sunday was really really reaaaaallllly wonderful! I was able to see all the members from my old area as we all meet at the same chapel. It was amazing to see my Recent Converts still staying strong and holding to that iron rod! Everyone was shocked but happy that I was back! I'm being teased a bunch, and they think I'll finish my mission there...probably not but that would be sweet!
I really am grateful for the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm grateful for my awesome Recent Converts and their examples and love for this Gospel. Their own conversion solidifies my own testimony as I have witnessed the change and light it has brought to their lives. They are absolutely blossoming in the gospel! I was able to see Sister Naomi and her Husband and their kids including little Obed! I cant believe how grown he is! Their family is super solid in the church now and it just makes me unbelievably happy! I'm grateful for our family, for the both you Mom and Dad for teaching, raising, supporting and just loving me!
This week I've been studying kind of alot from Lehi's dream about the tree of life. Whilst studying I've noticed the different multitudes of people's actions so to say! Some get hold of the rod of iron and eventually let go, others get lost, but there are some who hold firm and press forward continually! It brought to my mind 2 Nephi 31:20. Phrases like pressing forward, feasting upod the WORD of christ, enduring to the end are just so vital in our journey here on earth! I know that as we endure, and press forward we too are one day able to partake of the greatest of God's blessings...Eternal Life!
I'm looking forward to the upcoming week though being able to serve in Sakumono! It's going to be fun with my new companion Elder Kallon! He's a really good guy! Anyway that's all for me this week! Love and miss you's! Have a wonderful week!