Well, it's good to be back in the city areas. It has been a bit of a difficult week! The area I'm currently serving in is the more wealthier side of the old Nungua ward. Many of the people that reside here usually are in Accra working during the day, or they are just not interested. It's a bit different to my previous areas but it's a challenge, and challenges are really sweet! It's forcing us to be more creative, plan very very carefully and wisely, and continue to work hard continuously.
In the area, our biggest source of seriously progressing investigators comes from member referrals, so we are currently doing all we can to just build relationships with the members, serve and love them and get them excited about missionary work. It makes it difficult as many also lead busy lives with work, but we are doing our best and praying that we will be able to see progress as we continue to work!
This past week we worked with one of the RM's in the ward Bro. Francis who gave us some referrals. He just got back from his mission in Nigeria some months ago so working with him is a big help to us.
Something quite interesting happened during the week though. As we were going around discovering some new parts of the area we came across some people I knew when I was serving way back in my first few months on mission. They moved from their old place they were residing at in Nungua, and moved to Sakumono. The lady is a non-member but her sister and mother are both members we used to see. When we were walking her kids recognized me and called me over, and we met them. So we plan to teach them, and hopefully things go well! Was it a coincidence?
This area isn't going to be easy, but that's not bad! I'm grateful for trials, challenges and difficulties. Do I enjoy them? No. But as I've been on mission and studied the scriptures and words of our prophets, I can bear witness that they are for our benefit. The Lord does not bring hard things into our lives, but rather he permits them so that we may grow, and be better and stronger than before. I know that if we put our trust in the Lord we will also be supported in our trials.
I hope you's have an awesome week though Mom and Dad! Oh yeah, we also moved into a new apartment which is too big for 4 missionaries haha, I'll do a mtv cribs video during the week and post in next week. Anyway Love and miss yous!
The pic of the guy in the blue outfit is one of the actors off the movie FREETOWN. He is an RM and served in the Ghana Accra Mission and also served in the Nungua area too. The missionary is Elder Kallon and is my current companion from Sierra Leone.