Hey Mom and Dad,
So this week was a lot more busier! Elder Vernon and I are doing well. This week we were able to see quite alot of people considering the amount of meetings we had. So its official! Im going to be a father (trainer) lol! So we were in and out of Accra this week at the mission home and Area office so us training missionaries could also be trained and counciled on the assignment. I need to be a good father to my son...lol
This week we should have 2 baptisms on Saturday though which should be great. A good way for Elder Vernon to finish his mission too. We just need to organise their interviews, and all will be set. We had this really awesome lesson with this guy named Desmond the other day. I think he will be baptised within the coming month. We taught him about the Book Of Mormon. So we Decided to just get straight into it, get him to read. And so we shared a few verses, and he just fell silent. Elder Vernon asked him how he felt and he was just saying how he felt so different. Just so Happy from what he had read. I knew it was the spirit working in him. We saw him another few times this week and he is stuck into it, reading heaps!!! It was an awesome experience!
We also went to see another one of the people we were teaching, (Frederick) who has been progressing really well. But he wasnt at Church the Sunday before. So we visited him and found that he was pretty sick. We taught him about the priesthood and he asked us for a priesthood blessing. So we were able to do that for him and the next appointment we saw him he was telling us how he was feeling alot better. Im definately sure he had the faith that the blessing would help him and im sure thats why he felt better! It's really cool to see people exercise faith in the Lord!
Ive been able to learn alot from President Heid this week though as weve been in Accra a bit this week! He taught us alot about Christlike attributes. Applying them as we train the greenies who will be coming shortly. He taught us one thing which is to "Wait upon the Lord". That we are working on the Lords time, and that we need to patient. People will come, lessons will be taught and souls will be converted. We just have to be obedient and patient. He always gives some awesome instruction!
The work is really going ahead well though. Sometimes it can get overwhelming with all the people that want to be taught or want you to come talk to them. They definately need more missionaries out here. There are just way too many people too teach. Some arent serious but there are plenty who are!
Im always looking forward to the week though, seeing the people and teaching is definately something i enjoy alot. Its also the only thing we can do as missionaries lol! Alot of people here do have the idea that the Church gives you jobs that makes you millionaires lol. There are alot of funny rumuors about the church here haha!
But Thats kinda it for this week, hope you guys enjoy the concert! Love and miss you's! Have another wonderful week!