Always looking forward to receiving Elder Fesolai's weekly letters and pictures. Here is this weeks letter. ENJOY!
Hey Mom & Dad,
This last week has been great! Elder Hatch is a great trainer. Its taken a few days to adjust but im loving it. We are actually very similar, so we get along well and im learning alot every second. There were 2 baptisms on Saturday but we have 3 committed for in 2 weeks time. Hatch is from Washington state by the way.
So my first week in the field has been really great, its taken a day or two to adjust to the conditions and weather and im still learning more about the people and culture. The people are just wonderful though. I love them so much! They may look scary but you just smile and say hello to everyone and they love it. Ive been learning the local dialect Twi so to say how are you is (eh ti sehn) but they speak english okay. Gotta really break down your english. There are 6 of us sharing a flat. One of the Elders is a Fijian (ELder Korinikalou) who knows of Matt Kaipuke haha.
So ive met alot of members. Just while proselyting, but on Sunday i got to meet alot. We are in the Nunguar ward/area. THere are about 200 members. and yeah they got me to talk lol! The members are so great here! So after Church yesterday we went to the Mission leaders place and ate Bangku, which is made from ground corn and cassava with water and heated in the pot. Ate it with pepe (ground fish, tomato, peppers,). But depending on your area the amount of Free meals (what they call them here) that you get from members varies on the Area you are serving in. So we usually buy food from locals everyday. (rice, eggs, fufu, whatever they have)
Drinking water is easy to come by. In the flat we have a filtered tap, and when youre out and about each day you just buy 500ml sacks of water for like 5 cents (20 pesewas)
Ive been using the High Sierra bag by the way lol! Its usually about 30 degrees and humid everyday and sleeping is fine, just gets real sticky. Im used to it though. Took a few showers to get used to the cold water though!
Yeah we sleep with nets and been taking doxy every morning. And ive been fine, no sickness has hit me...yet lol! You just make sure you wash your hands all the time. So we are emaling from an internet cafe, its really cheap. But its pretty slow lol! Im all good with money. Got our subsistance today. its about 310 cedis a month. I met bro and sis brown the first day i arrived. And i gave them the vegemite! Talked to them for a bit. Theyre nice but they are in an area quite a bit aways from where we are.
Its like Bali though. Start walking around for a bit and you start sweating lol! Done some washing today to haha. All handwashing, its pretty tiring lol! But its been so awesome, i think im adjusting quicker than i thought! Have already seen so many mini miracles through the last 4 days, and its been so fun serving with Hatch. Ive been learning alot from him, and hes made the transition into the lifestyle/culture great. Its tough but real rewarding. The BIshop in our ward is really great too. The members make you feel super welcome and just love the missionaries.
Im hoping all is well back home and at work and school ( for keanu lol). Ghana is great though and im fine. (When you ask how people are here every response is "im fine" haha) so ive begun to adopt alot of things from the people haha! But i miss you all! The food has been very diferent loL! But its good to open your taste buds to new things! (Like the Bali boys would say "experience" lol!) But i love yous, and keep you all in my prayers daily! I know Heavenly Father is watching over you's!
The pics are us preparing Banku and just outside of the house.)