Hey Mom and Dad!
It has been another fun, interesting, busy week with Elder Palmer again this past week. We've been able to teach a lot of new people again which has been sweet. We have come to notice a problem in the area these past few weeks. It seems as though a lot of rumors have been going round town about the church so people are a little 'scared' of what we have to teach, and are curious and fearing a particular blue book with gold writing on it haha.
We've been teaching this one guy who we met last week. One of our appointments fell through, so we were just walking to an area we thought to contact in. Before we got there, we saw this one guy just sitting and chilling under his trees on his little plot of land. His name was Joseph, so it always sounded kind of funny calling him 'Brother Joseph' lol. We had a sweet lesson with him and taught him about Joseph Smith! He was really fascinated. He is really humble and just a great guy! We met his family and plan to teach them all this week. I've really just been trying to do my best to show people how much we love them and try and emulate that love that our Savior has for all of us! It really shows people we're not just here to teach and baptize, but they we are actually concerned for them. I like this saying that alot of people throw around on mission "People dont care how much you know, but how much you care!" I know it's so true!
It has been kind of tough though. A few of our awesome people progressing kind of out of the blue told us they will be travelling to their home towns for a month...Kind of guttered about that! Hopefully I'm still in the area when they get back! They were seriously progressing to baptism in the coming weeks and were expressing their concern about it. Super great people though, hopefully I'm still around!
Looking forward to this week though. Juapong Branch will be going to the temple for their first temple trip since the branch open, so members are super excited and I believe we will get to tag along with them, so that will be sweet!
Yesterday we traveled into Accra. Elder Palmer had to renew his Non-citizen card as he hit that 1 year mark on mission. So we got in around 4pm and there are a bunch of us staying in at the mission home. His whole MTC group had to renew so they are all here aswell. We had a devotional with President and Sister Heid, and 2 of the Sister missionaries who had finished their missions and were going home. It was pretty sweet! We were given some awesome instruction and council too. We're led by some awesome inspired leaders alright!
I'm grateful for every opportunity I have each day to share the Gospel and just teach though. Being on mission you just learn to be super bold but loving in teaching and testifying what you know to be true. I like a quote I read from one of Ezra Taft Bensons books and it said that dont worry about what people think about you, but make sure you are right with the Lord! I know he is by our side, and we are called to serve and represent him. Some days I wish I could be a pro teacher like our Savior though! Line upon line hey?
Hope you's are doing well and have a wonderfull week though Mom and Dad! Time is going by super fast which is scary! Making the most of it all! Love yous so much though!