Good Morning Mom and Dad!
Elder Vernon and i have been great. We had to stay back at the apartment a few days this week because Vernon got sick lol! However we still managed to "SEE THE PEOPLE". They really emphasize that out here. Weve been real good though. Elder Vernon and I get along well, and we teach together really well. He goes home in 3 week though so i think he's getting trunky lol.
This past week a fetish chief/priest died so there were massive celebrations and parades so we kinda had to stay out of some of our areas. Dudes were firing shotguns and rifles in the air, and people were getting too excited. I managed to snap a selfie infront of the parade though lol! These traditional Ghanaians though with their beliefs though, it gets somewhat really busy and wild in the streets.
Saturday just gone though we had the baptisms. It was a great night. Godwin and this lady named Helen were baptised. They asked me to baptise them, so it was a really wonderful experience. I was filled with so much joy seeing how happy they were after they came up out of that water. For us as missionaries seeing their progress and growth in the gospel is just marvelous. Words cant really explain! Godwin was able to recieve the Aaronic Priesthood on Sunday too.
Navigating around the ghettos wasnt too bad. We kind of just ride our bikes around the outskirts and lock them up so we can enter the little corner houses. We haven't been getting too lost though. Im becoming really familiar with the area now. Transfers are in 3 weeks so still a bit to go. Hopefully ill get to train. The intake is going to be around 30 missonaries so its gonna be crazy I think President is kinda stressing out with so many missionaries going home next transfer and plenty entering the field.
Elder Hatch came back down to Nungua from the bush to see us and go buy some things, so were chilling with him and his companion for the day.
The work is going very well though. We got 3 new referrals from members who we are going to teach. Members have been helping alot with the missionary work. Whenever they are free they are ready and willing to come and help us teach. Its always better when they refer people too because that person will already have a friend in the church. On the 10th of October we have 5 candidates who are preparing for baptism so we are working alot with them.
Ive only been out for 8 weeks, but it feels like ive learnt so much in this past 8 weeks about the gospel than i have in quite a few years lol! Ive seen how powerful the Atonement is in our investigators lives, but also in my own. We are always relying on the Savior and his Atonement to overcome our weaknesses and become more like him. Im so grateful to be out here serving the Lord!
The other day at this members house we ate some strange stuff, they were feeding us sea snails, like the ones we see at the beach...it was different tasting lol! Somehow managed to stomach it though. I think the missionaries out here are blessed with the gift of iron stomachs haha! Alot of things im eating, i dont think i ever would tried back home! Am loving the food though, haven't been sick yet either!
Im really looking forward to this upcoming week though. The people weare teaching are great. Ive really adjusted to Nungua and im loving the area so much more every week. Everything is great out here though. Its getting hotter now that the wet season is over. The pictures you sent though were Awesome! I really miss the beach! The beaches here are mostly poluted with rubbish or sewerage...stank!
Sounds like you guys are doing well though! Sounds like its the same as when i was still home lol! Our apartment is always loud lol! The Nigerian ELders love to crack jokes and are always super loud, so our apartment is always filled with laughter haha. Its great! Love and Miss you all though, im still waiting for Keanu to email me! Nacho Guy...! Anyway hope you have a great week Mom and Dad! Love you heaps!