HEY!! Happy Valentines Day--sending love from Africa for everyone!!
Another slow week in teaching right before transfers. Just to let y'all know I'll be getting transferred to a place near Winneba. Anyway our area and the other 6 Elders here in Asamankese are being white washed -that means we are all leaving the area and different missionaries will come in. They are bringing sister missionaries (all sisters are from Africa in our mission) will come to take our branch and the Zone Leaders will have the other branch. So they went from 8 missionaries in this area down to 4.
Sisters in the bush now!! Yeehawww!
Sadly...the people we've been working with won't be getting baptized as far as we know. This week they seemed to be hiding from us. Even when we went to see Ernest we saw he was playing cards with some buddies under a mango tree. We decided to go to his house across from the tree and usually he gets up and comes to meet us. But this time, we saw him stand up and duck down behind his friends. We looked away and when I looked back he went and hid behind a gate thinking we couldn't see him. We could tell he really didn't want to meet with us that day. We carried on our way. Sadness. But, the Lord prepares people at different times so we only allow them to use their agency.
Funny story. Yesterday (Sunday) we were walking on the way to our apartment when this small girl (about 3 years old) saw me and said "ma Pablo Pablo" while pointing at me. Pablo is a character on a popular Mexican TV show here in Ghana...hahahaha
Also this week we had a Zone Training meeting...something we haven't had since December. We finally got to meet President Snow and he's a really funny, cool, spiritual guy! It was so great to spend a day learning for him and his wife!
Missionary work is beginning to change. We know that we are all missionaries while being a member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints but the way we are starting to change things is by putting more focus on members getting involved in the work. This is fairly new to the Africans.
If you're a member and reading this, please... I BEG YOU invite the missionaries into your home and ask them to come teach you the lessons so that you can have a knowledge of how to teach. Pray for missionary opportunities and help the work move along!!
If you're not a member and reading this, please!! I BEG YOU!! Invite the missionaries into your home and ask them to share with you our message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.
our purpose as missionaries is to "invite others to come unto Christ by Helping them receive the restored gospel through
Faith in Jesus Christ
Receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost
And Enduring to the end"
We INVITE because we know the blessings that may come to you by accepting our message. You'll begin to see them as you investigate to find out for yourself if this is truly the true church of Jesus Christ on the earth today. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
I truly love this gospel and know it is true. I know Jesus Christ is the son of God. I want to help all of my friends come to know this because I know the blessings that can come by accepting it. I've seen the blessings in my family and with others who have come unto Christ.
I love and miss y'all!!
I hope you have a great week
love from AFRICA,