Monday, June 12, 2017

Hey Y'all!! Sorry it's been a while.
Just a quick update on the work
This week we're planning for a baptism!!! YEE HAW #2 in Asuom. We were actually planning to baptize 3 people this Friday but turns out it'll only be 1. One of our investigators traveled and the other...well her Father isn't to happy with us teaching her so, please help and pray that Sis Bridget's father will soften his heart and allow his daughter to receive her salvation!!
Then next week we're planning for another young man to be baptized and the week after for one more young man to be baptized. So far our teaching pool is made up of youth ageing from 10-21. Those seem to be the most receptive to our message out here. It could be seen as a good thing. They are the rising generation of the church.
This week will be a very, very busy week! Tuesday we have to go do baptismal interview's for one of our District leaders. His area is like a 1 hr-15 min drive. 1hr taxi and 15 min Moto ride.

It is also the "bushiest" place in the mission so it's a pretty cool village to see.

Wednesday we need our own interview for our investigator. Wednesday night we'll drive down to one of our district's apartment's to sleep over because on Thursday we leave at 6 am to go to Accra for a multi-zone conference. We leave so early because we live 4 hrs from the city. It's a great bumpy drive down there.
That's about it for Asuom. My companion is preparing to go home. He only has about 2 weeks left.
Well thanks for the emails and support!! 
I hope yall have a great week!

With love,

Elder morris

Monday, June 5, 2017

Photos

These came through on 6/5/2017 with nothing else!





Hey Mom-
This last week was good. I don't have much time today as we went to see a Obruni Palm Plantation.
I'll go ahead and try to answer the questions you sent:
Im am positive that I'll be dying in Asuom!! President has told me a couple times now. The work is coming along small small. A lot of people in our teaching pool are below the age of 18. We have one 21 year old.... We're preparing people for a baptism on the 16th of this month. 

I didn't have a translator when I gave my talk last week instead I just talked in my Ghanaian accent. Most members understand small English. Things with the comp are fine. The whole apartment is just kinda done with one another. But we're just getting through the transfer. My companion and I talk openly. I've been teaching him some "life skills" the last few weeks. Just when it comes to relationships with people. How he addresses people and talks to them. He can be a little pushy sometimes. He's improved a lot from the first time I met him.

Nothing too interesting this last week. I was shocked by electricity...really bad. ha ha... okay not super bad but it made me fall onto the bed next to me. I was just trying to pull a plug out and BAMMM 220 volts right into my hand! That was a pretty cool experience! I wouldn't recommend it though.
WellIi love and miss you!! I hope you have a great week at girls camp and enjoy the time with the Young Women!!
LOVE YOU BIGGER THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW,


Elder Morris

Monday, May 29, 2017

Hey Y'ALL!!
Its kind of been a while since I was able to send out a weekly email!
Just to let y'all know everything is okay! Asuom is very bushy but the work has great potential to grow out here. We just need a translator. ha ha
These last two weeks have been long and interesting. 2 weeks back, we were walking down the road to our apartment. And as I'm walking I saw a movement on the ground so I stop and look down and behold... a giant scorpion right next to my foot! And it was close to the size of my foot too!! So some Ghanaians came to kill it but my companion wanted a picture first so after his photo shoot someone grabbed a bolder and just dropped it on the scorpion. Sorry little guy....
This last week we went down to Accra (mission home) for MLC. I love sleeping over at president's house!! Hot showers, Root beer floats, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and AC!!!
I actually stayed a couple of days because I had to go to the dentist for the first time on the mission. That was fun!!
When we got back Friday evening we went to the chapel to hold our first baptismal service out here in Asuom. It was for a young boy named Enoch. One of the coolest baptism's I've had. I was able to baptize him. So we have a small set up pool that we put up in the back of the chapel and while we did the baptism it was pouring rain!!! Double wet!!!!! That was really cool and something I'll remember for a while.
Sunday I was asked to give a talk when I walked through the door. Not knowing what to talk about I used my options and just decided to teach the plan of salvation from the missionary lessons. I was actually amazed at how long I was able to speak without writing anything down.  But I was not impressed with how strangely I speak. My little Ghanaian accent was HARD CORE while giving my talk ha ha ha
On to another week. We're trying to help some people prepare for baptism on the 16th of June. Just need to prepare them well to follow our Savior.

I'd just like to say how grateful I am for the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I've said it before but the longer I'm on mission I see different ways to apply it in my life. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know it's something that needs to become a lifestyle not just a topic of discussion. Living our lives the way our Savior lived his...go about doing good and blessing those around us.

I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints is the true church upon the face of this earth. It is lead by a true and living prophet, even Thomas S. Monson!

God lives and loves us! We are his children. Jesus Christ is the Son of God! Only through and by his name may we return to live with our Father in Heaven some day.
I hope we all have a great week!
Love and miss y'all

Elder Morris


Monday, May 22, 2017

No Email this Week

5/15/2017
No email again this week from Elder Morris

Monday, May 15, 2017

Follow Up of Mother's Day 2017

HEY MAMAM!!! SURPRISE!! 

We found a small cafe we can use!
Thanks again for answering my call ha ha ha and for sharing all the great things you did! I hope you had a great Mother's day!! I wish I could be there but not to worries...I have 13 weeks left! Not too long right??
Well, I hope you have a great week! I love you so much!

LOVE,
ELDER MORRIS

Monday, May 8, 2017

Bush Life

Hey y’all!! It’s been a while! Welcome to the Ghana Bush life!! Ha ha

We're still traveling every day to our area which is putting a lot of stress on the body. I guess not stress but just exhaustion! They mission office told us we should be moving into our new apartment in Asuom but I don’t know how true that is?! It would make the work easier and help us focus more on the members in our branch there.

I’ve been told that today I have 100 days left on my mission. That is crazy!! How does time go this fast?? I still remember coming on a mission and people saying "your mission will go fast." I didn’t believe them until now!

There are a lot of minty brofo people in Asuom, meaning…they don’t speak English. That’s a big struggle because we always need a translator now to teach people. 

This last week we actually went back down to Ofankor for a multi Zone conference And guess who I got to see a again!!? Sister Divya!!! It was so great! I'd say she’s one of the greatest friends I’ve made on my mission. Now her kids call me “Uncle Morris”. We were able to chat small and catch up. I wish I could go back to Winneba (first area) and see the twins and family we baptized!

Thanks for the emails! Love and miss y’all!!
Have a great week,
Elder Morris


 (I have no idaea what's going on here?) Nikki

 Rainy day P-day soccer

 Sister Divya and our handshake