Well another week down in Effiduase and it was okay! So in Ghana the tradition here is usually beginning on Fridays there are usually funerals where people dress in black and red and just eat food and celebrate the life of the person that has passed on. So this weekend there were many funerals in Effiduase which made it super difficult to teach, as many investigators were attending and most people on the streets were either going to or just coming home from one.
Anyway, though during the week we were able to have some pretty sweet lessons! Elder Bankole and I have been doing alot of finding and knocking on peoples houses and what not. We approached this one fairly nice house and on the front door was a sticker of a pastor advertising his church. When the person opened the door, we realized it was the guy on the sticker haha...a pastor. So we had a pretty interesting lesson with him about the Book of Mormon and the Restoration but it went pretty well! There was no contention or challenging coming from any of us and the spirit was there! He was really open and willing to learn! So we plan to see him again this week!
So hopefully this Sunday we should have 1 baptism which should be sweet! Hopefully there will also be another 5 by the end of this month which will be exciting too! Trying to just continue teaching, helping people and finish my mission as a servant of the Lord strong! It's not easy but the joy that comes as we labor diligently in the Lords work is so great!
This weekend we were privileged to watch General Conference too. We only watched the General Priesthood session, Saturday morning and evening, and Sunday morning sessions which were just awesome! I felt that a common theme amongst many of the talks was charity. President Monson spoke directly about charity, and gave a brief but powerful talk which I feel the world needed to hear! I've come to learn since I've been on mission how important it is to seek the gift of charity, even the perfect love of Christ in our lives. A greater light enters into our lives, and we are filled with compassion and love for others as we see them through the eyes of our Savior Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. We see peoples potential, and not their mistakes, weaknesses or flaws. I know that is how the Savior sees us. I know his love for us is real, and that it will never fail us.
Elder Bankole and I are doing great though! He is a legend and we're just steady doing all we can do each day to help the work go forward in this part of the Lord's vineyard! I'm grateful for the opportunity I have to be a missionary and learn the many lessons I have come to learn so far!
I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior. He is the rock of our salvation. He is our example, that if we follow, he will lead us safely home. Being a missionary and striving to do as he would do has helped me to see how much he cares and loves us. I hope we continue to always learn of him and follow in his footsteps. I know it's the only way to true and everlasting peace, joy and happiness.
I hope you's have a wonderful week though Mom and Dad! Don't start counting down, because I'm not...well I try not too lol! Love and Miss you's a heap though!