Well what a week it has been! I also can't believe that this week is my last week. Time has just been going by too fast and It's all just coming to an end to quickly!
Well I guess to begin, I will start with the coolest news! On Wednesday we got permission to go into Accra and go to the temple as my Recent convert, Dominic went through for this Endowment and was sealed to his wife which was just wonderful! Elder Winborg and I baptized him in December 2015 and what a way to finish my mission getting to see him perform the ordinances and make the covenants. I suppose he has progressed past me in the Gospel for now lol! But it was such a wonderful experience and opportunity! I was a witness at the sealing which was cool too. I am really really grateful for the success and experiences the Lord has enabled me to have whilst on my mission!
During the week we were also able to visit Phillip a few times which was sweet! He is a recent convert here who is almost completely blind. But that does not stop him from coming to church and doing all he can to grow in the Gospel! We taught him about missionary work and we done a small role play with him and he done so awesome! He is unable to read so he really only gets to learn when he's at church or when we come and visit him. He is doing so well though and is trying so hard!
We also visited all the Grandchildren who were baptized the other week. Wilhelmina, Ivonna, Rosemond and Samuel. We taught them more about the Book of Mormon and the importance of daily scripture study. We began reading with them together and started at 1 Nephi. We read at first only 1 chapter and were about to wrap things up but they wanted to keep reading so we read up to chapter 2! It was awesome! They are just so excited about everything and are doing their best to do what is right! We invited them to read together each night when they get time! We will see them again on Tuesday.
On Saturday we were able to do an awesome service project as a district at a members farm! We had a tonne of fun and got some solid work done! We were picking pineapples, paw paw, passion fruit and doing a tonne of weeding with cutlasses. I got absolutely destroyed by these ants though during the day as I was caught up in it's nest as we were making a path to the bamboo to collect to repair the shelter there. Great day though.
Joseph who was baptized the other week hasn't been to church for 2 weeks now though as he has been sick. It started off with his stomach disturbing him but then now his waist is paining him. However he is so dedicated when it comes to reading and in his absence he has a read a tonne of the Gospel principles book and the scriptures. I had noticed when we had a lesson with him and his knowledge and testimony of the doctrines was amazing. On Sunday after church we went and visited him and offered him a blessing as he had not had one yet. So we were able to do that and straight after wards the dude was all up and ready. It was funny because of his character, he used to be in the military. We are working on teaching the rest of his family though! He is a great example to them and I know he will also be an instrument in bringing more people to the knowledge of the truth!
Church yesterday was awesome though! Fast Sunday was sweet and it was just odd to think that next fast Sunday I'll be back home in Frankston ward lol! I will miss out on the first Stake conference on the 24-25th of June as they will turn Koforidua from a District to a stake! Exciting stuff!
From my studies this week, I learnt alot more about the big role the Book of Mormon has in the process of conversion! I have come to understand why a little more. Since I've been on my mission and seen the change it brings to others lives I have come to know it was because it brings them closer to the Savior. The Book of Mormon being another Testament teaches clearly about the Savior and his mission, his role in the Plan of Salvation and the Atonement! It helps us to become more converted to the Lord and his teachings and we read and apply it's teachings. It has blessed many lives as I've helped others see it's truth and goodness and it has blessed my own.
Anyway I think that's it for this week! I think this might be my last email home which is crazy! I just want to share my testimony though that I know God lives. He is real. He is our Father in Heaven and he knows and loves us all. Because of his love for us a devised a plan for us to become like him. I know that he sent his Son Jesus Christ to be our Savior so that plan could come to pass. He makes our Salvation possible, our future brighter and our lives more abundant with peace and joy. I love him. I know that Joseph Smith was called by God to be a prophet and Restore the Only true and Living church back to the earth. The Book of Mormon is the word of God. It is true and will help us to know of the truthfulness of all these things. I know we are led by a living prophet and as we follow his councils and guidance we will not be led astray.
I am very very grateful for this opportunity I have had to serve as a missionary and representative of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It has been amazing and I cannot explain how happy I am and have been through out this experience. It has been a blessing to be an instrument in his hands and receive his strength and support, day in and day out. I know That Jesus is the Christ. He lives!
Anyway hope you guys have an amazing week! Just doing my best over here to finish strong and get as much as I can done this week! It feels weird saying this but I guess I will see you's next week hahaha! Anyway Love you Mom and Dad! Thanks for all the love and support!