Wow, sounds like this last week/weekend has been busy but eventful! I miss those burgers at big dog lol. Theres a takeaway place here in Nungua, but it costs like 50 cedis for a burger...no thanks lol. It costs about 2 cedis for a heap of rice with pepe! So thats how we survive!
An xbox one ay? Watta lucky guy! Its pretty funny, alot of the people dont even know ps4's or xbox ones exist here. Thats good to hear Keanu's ordination and all went well though! I love the pictures too!
The priest and laurels missionary weekend looked like it was a great success too! Alot of youth! I think theres a missionary in our stake who was in the MTC at the same time as me? His dorm room was next to mine, cant remember his name though..fail!
This week was rather tricky though! I was on exchanges 2 of the days this week with one of the Nigerian Elders in our flat, (Elder Onyeugbo). So we went to his area which was pretty good! Got to meet some new investigators and learn some new areas. Hatch has been in and out of the mission home this week because he's a zone leader and a missionary in our zone finished his mission.
So most of our investigators are set for baptism on the 5th of Sep. We changed all of them from the 22nd to the 5th because some needed a bit more time. Alot of people here think the church is Juju (voodoo) lol. The rumours about the church here are super strange. Way different to what people assume of mormons back home. Alot of people have some funny beliefs! Theres alot of churches you walk by where they are praying in tongues lol. Its super creepy! (You can just hear them chanting and screaming weird words...)
But a big problem here is that many people like to establish their own churches. Its seen as a way to make money here as pastors preach, and then collect money from the people. Everyone here is god fearing so they look for any church to attend. Its awesome seeing them come to realisation as we teach them though.
Alot of missionaries are going home over the next few months, and Alot are entering the field too. So rumours are that alot of us freshly trained may become trainers in the following months to come! But im loving that extra (golden hour) in the morning to study lol! Definately helps!
We were filled with joy when we saw this family we are teaching come to church. The father is a less active member, and were teaching his wife at the moment. They have a few kids too. But its been really wonderful to see not only her progressing, but him reactivating in the church too. They are an awesome family!
Mission president has got all the missionaries involved in home teaching too. So we go out every sunday with home teaching companionships on splits and go home teach. Its pretty interesting seeing the different methods of hometeaching lol!
This saturday just gone though we had a helping hands activity! It was a stake activity (Tema Stake) So yeah, it was a service project at the Tema hospital. We were just weeding (with machetes...the cool way lol), painting, and raking and all that kinda stuff. Whilst weeding i stepped in a fire ant nest and got munched on lol. Was pretty sore. But it was fun, they all just cracked up at me. There was a massive turnout. The food however afterwards was super 'tasty' lol. We ate kenke (fermented corn..kinda like banku but gross) with like fried bait fish lol!!! They dont gut the fish or take the bones out. Just fry it and eat it...learning to love it!
Weve been working alot with the member though! Theyve been helping alot! Beginning to become missionary minded so they are giving us alot of referrals. I always look forward to sundays to see everyone!
But Elder Hatch and I have been working well, finding, teaching, and learning. The last few days have been interesting though. Weve had no running water because the pipe from our water source has been damaged. So weve been going out and fetching water...lol! Hopefully the local council will fix it soon!
I love hearing from you though mom and dad! Im still waiting for Keanu the rutheless guy to shoot me an email. Watta sad guy! Nah but i love and miss you's! Hope all is well! Dad, i didnt hear any updates about your fitness...havnt given up ay lol? How is work and everything though? Mom are you still doing those stairs on olivers hill lol? Elder Koronikalou rode to the beach early this morning. It reminded me of back home alot lol! I hope you all have a great week though! We have zone training tomorrow which should be awesome! Love you's heaps!!!