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

Sunday, May 7, 2017

No email again this past Monday, May 1. But something else exciting came through on Thursday of this week...
CHURCH TRAVEL PLANS. 
That's right, missionary travel itinerary!
Today marks the 100 day countdown!






Monday, April 24, 2017

HEY YALL!!! 

Sorry I wasn't able to cafe last week! No internet.

Well I'm in my last "dying" area called Asuom. Actually we haven't moved out there yet so we take a 1 hr taxi ride there and back each day and it's very exhausting. Mostly because we have to smash 6-8 people in a 5 man taxi which is not comfortable at allll!!!
My companion is Elder Msomi from South Africa. 


Asuom is a small branch. President simpson sees it becoming a ward in the next few months. We have much work to do out there tho. Starting with the branch and its members. We worship in a small Rented building. The chapel(sacrament hall) is just as big as the Piano and old computer room together. Not big at all!!
We will be moving in this coming friday! YAY no more traveling during the day! 

Yes we do have a senior couple out here. They stay in Abomosu. This is actually their 3rd mission in Abomosu! They're very experienced out in the bush!

After moving in to Asuom, we're planning to hit the farms with members to get our trust level up. It will help us build our relationship with them. We'll have 2 other elders in our apartment as well.
 I don't have much time but just know that I'm prayin for y'all!! If I don't respond back either I don't have time or we don't have internet! I won't be able to send pics anymore for the next 4 months so sorry these emails will be a little boring!

Just know that I love y'all! I'm cheering for ya! Also please pray for me! I need some extra strength right now. I'm a little under the weather. *head cold!
Have a great week,


Love,
Elder Morris

Monday, April 17, 2017

NO EMAIL THIS WEEK


*This is the first week in 21 months that we didn't receive a weekly email from Garrett! No worries, he's in the bush so that is to be expected. I think it will make our reunion that much sweeter! 

Here's a youtube video of Garrett's current area, Asuom.

 


Monday, April 10, 2017

Last Week in Ofankor

I hope everyone is doing well!! Look at all that beautiful American food!! Just to let y’all know my stomach hurt sooo bad for the next 2 days after chopping that food!! KFC+Pizza Hut=an upset stomach! Thanks to Elder Aiono who paid for it all!!!

Well here’s the transfer news...I’ll be leaving to my last area tomorrow. It’s called Asoum. It’s the deep deep bush. They ask that I continue to be a Zone leader but now to a new zone out there! I’m kind of excited now that I know what I’m doing. I’ll be with an Elder from South Africa. Idk how to spell his name so I won’t try till next week but when I talked to him on the phone he said. "I’ll probably be the closest to an American comp that you'll ever have on mission" ha ha  I think I’ll have to agree with that. Up until now I’ve had all African Companions. But that’s not a bad thing as I’ve felt I have had a full mission experience! And I’ll have to say I think the Lord prepared me to be with all African Comps! Shout out to my #Teamlightskin haha 

This week was a great one!! It went super-fast! I think because we had a lot of things to look forward to this week! Friday we were very lucky to attend the temple! Cool experience actually, we walked into the front gate of the compound going to the Area Office and temple site. As we were walking over to the Distribution Center, right before walking in, we crossed paths with our Area Seventy President, Elder Vincent. He was going to the Area Office as well. He greeted all of us and later that day we also met his wife. I just thought it was cool that I was able to greet a General Authority who was just in the same room as the Prophet not so long ago!

Another great experience this week was actually in church. First, we had some investigators that we've been teaching, dating back to the time Elder Kabwika was here, come to church for the first time. It was great to see!! A step of faith! I had another investigator, Kofi (8 years old, Sis Doras son) sitting next to me in sacrament meeting. While they were passing the sacrament I just closed my eyes, as a normal thing I do during the sacrament service. While I closed my eyes, Kofi started tapping me on the shoulder. I look up and he says "Why are you closing your eyes??"  Even though we should have the upmost respect during the Administration of the sacrament, I felt like it was a great teaching moment!

I pulled out an April Liahona magazine that I had with me and opened to the picture of Jesus Christ. I said “When I close my eyes I think about the Atonement Christ made" He responded "you mean the sacrifice" I said "Yes, I think about when He suffered in the Garden and died on the cross for me…When we partake of the sacrament we think of Jesus Christ."

After saying this I closed my eyes and waited for a few seconds. I then opened to see what Kofi would be doing and looked at him looking at my companion whose eyes were also closed. Immediately I saw Kofi fold his arms and close his eyes. He recognized by our example and decided to follow. As I thought about this experience this week and about the coming of Easter Sunday, I reflected how I’ve also learned through serving a mission, that CHRIST is our example! As we think of Him and His actions, as WE become as little children, we can decide to do the things that our Savior, Jesus Christ has done…forgive others, serve, bring healing to broken hearts, care for the poor and needy, just to name a few. He is the PERFECT EXAMPLE and I’m very grateful for the opportunity to repent and become better as He is. I’m sooo grateful for His atoning sacrifice. I’m grateful he suffered and bled from every pore; died on the cross, and died for us. I’m grateful for all of this so that He would know how to succor me when I fall. I know He'll do the same for you if you allow him to!

For the rest of this week it'll be pretty busy! Tomorrow I travel to Abomesu and stay there until they get us an apartment in our area. Wednesday we have to come back down to Accra for MLC. We'll get to sleep over at President house!! Yippe!!! And then the next adventure begins in the bush!!!!! 
Thanks for the support y’all! Hope y’all have a great week!  Can’t wait to send you my bush pictures next week! Ha ha ha
Love y’all,
Elder Morris





Monday, April 3, 2017

Lunch with the A.P.'s

Shield of FAITH

Sword of Truth

Dirty water filter vs. clean water filter 


HEY YALL!!!

Hope everyone had a great week!! Mine had a slow start but it ended really great with the opportunity to watch General Conference. It means so much more to me now that I’ve grown up. Before I just kind of took conference as a time to draw pictures and eat as much food as I’d like for 10 hours on the weekend twice a year...but now I’d say it bring great spiritual strength and a boost. It was amazing to hear inspired talks from our beloved Prophet and Apostles. It was truly great!

We have a number of people we are preparing for baptism this coming 16th of April. Easter Sunday! Sadly transfers are next week and I have no doubt that I’ll leave this time. I’ve been in Ofankor for 7 months. Oh by the way, today just so happens to be my 19th month mark...Holy Cow...Time is flying by!

Well this is the last week of transfer and assuming I’m leaving, so I’ll have to show Elder Dini all the member’s houses that I know. Here in Ghana it’s kind of difficult to locate members’ homes unless they show you themselves because there's not really house numbers. So they just tell you a general area and hope that you’ll find them. 

Oh and just a little something extra for this week. Nothing to special but I heard from former "Elder" Kabwika and he said he’s coming back to Ghana to do the Pathway program and after a year he'll transfer to BYU Idaho. So Mom…you'll actually get to meet one of my African companions someday!!! PRETTY COOL HUH?!

Thanks for all the support! You're all in my prayers!
love y’all
Elder Morris



Monday, March 27, 2017

Well Hope everyone had a great week!
Again, not much to report in the area.
We were able to do some contacting again and were able to get 4 more new investigators. The teaching pool is slowly picking up.
With the Investigators we're teaching now we have about 6 with baptismal dates. Sister Dora and her son were planning to be baptized on the 9th of April but sadly Sister Dora has only been to church one time. She’s actually pregnant and is always feeling sick so she has a good excuse.
We started teaching these two Nigerian brothers that showed up to church one day and wanted to start learning. They're doing well. They said in our first lesson that they already believe the church is true. Nevertheless, we still need them to pray to receive the sure answer from our Heavenly Father!
Just a little spiritual thought this week. We were sitting in the chapel on Saturday afternoon with some of the youth and we started asking each other questions. When it was one of the youths turn to ask me a question I was supersized by what she asked. "What does the Atonement mean to you?"

To be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever asked myself this question. But I quickly responded, "It means EVERYTHING to me! And I try to use it every day!". I then realized how great my mission has been to me. 2 years of growing. I’d say 90% Spiritually and 10% physically (I’ve chopped fried rice every day for the last 7 months...)😶

But seriously, if you were to ask me when I was home, before my mission what the Atonement of Jesus Christ means to me, I’d hesitate and have to think about it. I would try to see where I could apply it or even what it actually means. But now I see. Life isn’t about being perfect, but life is about preparing to become perfect. In order to do that, we need to use the Infinite Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ. We need to be cleansed of our sins. We do this by BUILDING our faith in Christ, repent of our sins each day, partake of the Sacrament each Sunday to renew our Covenants made at baptism. As I do this I receive the SPIRIT once again in my life and continue practicing perfection. 

How grateful I am for the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I know I’m not perfect...only one of Gods children was. That child, even the Son of God, Jesus Christ, made it possible for us to become as He is, one day. 

Thanks for all the support y’all give me! I appreciate it each week!
Y’all are in my prayers. Have a great week!
With love,
Elder Morris

 Flower Tie group







Monday, March 20, 2017

HEY YALL!!!

Well a little more productive week. Well the ending was more productive.

As y’all may know, we've been struggling to find people to teach so my emails haven’t been very lively. Well nothing to big this week but we were able to find more and more people to teach. We’ve added about 6 or 7 people to the teaching pool. That'll do to get us started.
Some were referrals from a few members and others came to church on Sunday so we'll be visiting them this week. 

Crazy story this week…Well let me just say to start, 2 nights of no sleep!!!

Friday night we came home and as we're getting ready for bed the light went out. So the electricity company had turned off our power and a few others in the neighborhood but our land lady still had power. She’s connected to a different power pole.

So Friday night we slept without electricity or light. This is how the night went…I immediately started sweating! And I CANNOT sleep when I’m hot. So Elder Paulson and I had moved a mat out into the main room by the front door so we could get some breeze from the air outside. Well, we have a BIG dog in our compound that the land lady lets out at night. We've become good friends with this dog (we'll play with him sometimes) so every night he runs strait to our door and starts barking to play. Well by this time we were just hanging around because we couldn’t sleep. The dog kept barking at us so we shut the door. When we finally felt like sleeping we opened the door to get some air but as soon as we did that dog came running to see us. Well we didn’t mind him until he was the one keeping us from sleeping. So Elder Paulson kind of ran the dog off in a nice way, and he left us alone for a little. About 3 hours later he came barking at the door again. It was 2 am in the morning…we were sweating, angry, tired!

Finally Saturday morning came. The day was great but we arrived home and electricity again! 
Same thing happened this night. The dog came barking at the door over and over and over again!
 Again at 2 am I got up this time to ran the dog off. It didn’t work so I tried to sleep. At 4 am that dog came back for more. By this time I was just like...”the dog is gonna die or I’m going to die” So I got a broom, walked outside and chased the dog to the back of our compound. Luckily he didn’t bother us anymore that night. But when I showed up to church on Sunday one of the youth members in our ward was like "Elder Morris...are you okay? You look very sick!! Your very white ha ha" "Yeah..it’s true, I told him…I haven’t really slept for the last 2 nights because of lights off" Oh she said and just smiled.

That was our terrible story of the week. Light (electricity) tend to go off for a few hours but it was never like this. It felt like I was camping this weekend in the Texas hot weather!

Even though the challenges are hard, I’m grateful for them as it’s giving me experience for life. The mission is great! It’s definitely not the easiest thing in the world but I have learned some of the greatest lessons on my mission. I’m truly grateful for this time to serve the Lord!

Thanks for the support y’all! Hope everyone has a great week
With love,

Elder Morris

Monday, March 13, 2017

HEY Y’all!!
Hope everyone had a great week!
Not much is going on here in Ofankor. We’re actually in a small pit trying to get out. We don’t have many people to teach and only about 3-4 people we're prepping for baptism. (that isn’t much for serving here in Ghana)

Well... Saturday we attended the Funeral for one of our recent converts’ daughters. It was a simple, normal funeral service. It started raining small so it made it a little more dramatic! Most of the service was in Twi so I didn’t understand much. But there was another overwhelming feeling of the great plan of salvation.

Sunday I was asked to give the opening prayer in Sacrament meeting. That was new! 

Sorry there’s not much to report on this week. Hopefully this next week will be better!
We're trying to work harder and pick the area back up! Keep the prayers up please, they're much needed!
Thanks for the support! Hope y’all have a great week!
With love,

Elder Morris
 Ghana Sunset

 A puppy I named MoMo

MORRIS

Monday, March 6, 2017

Hello good people of America and South America and Russia. Where ever you may be...

Hope everyone had a great week! Mine was splendid.

Well I received Elder Dini on Tuesday this last week and have been showing him around the wonderful land of Ofankor. He’s from Zimbabwe and has been on mission for about 20 months, which means he is just one transfer before me. So he'll most likely stay here until July. He’s a cool missionary. He’s kind of relaxed and chill. He doesn’t talk much but it’s all good.

Well we have great news…
We've been teaching this lady named Dora. Sweet investigator! I’ve mentioned her before.
So as we've been going through the lessons we finally came to the point to invite her to baptism. And the first time we did so she said, "I’ve already been baptized in my church" but after going back to the Restoration she said she would pray again to know if all the things we shared are true. So fast forwarding to another lesson, I asked if she prayed and she said yes. In short, she said she would prepare herself to be baptized in a few weeks. And then this last Sunday she was able to come to church with her small boy who is also learning with us. They are scheduled for the 1st of April. This is not an April fool’s joke by the way.

We’ve started teaching one of Divya’s daughters. She was really shy but Divya is being a great "example of the believers" and helping her daughter understand the importance of the Gospel and the role of Jesus Christ in her life.

Please forgive me if my letters aren't making much sense. My BROFO (English) isn’t doing very well. Ha ha

That’s about it for the week!
Thanks for the love and support I receive from y’all! It means a lot!
Have a great week everyone!
With love,
Elder Morris


 Elder Dini


 First A&W in 18 months!

 Elder Paulson and I dying of heat!

 Here comes the rain

 TOMATO face! Sunburnt
Found a little water fall today!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Well ladies and gentleman...
Elder Kabwika has officially finished serving his full time mission!!! 
We had a great last week of transfer. I’ll be staying in the area for a few more weeks. I’m now on to another adventure with my new companion, Elder Dini from Zimbabwe. Something interesting…this is my 4th companion from Zim! Thanks again to Angus, my friend in Allen TX, for helping me adjust to our fellow brothers! 

Sadly, one of our recent convert’s daughters passed away this week in the house. She was 39 but in a very serious health condition. He was more happy about it because of the knowledge of the plan of salvation and also because he’s not really able to take care of all the grandchildren and himself. He’s a 76 year old man that lives alone. He knows his daughter is in a better place and now is no longer suffering with physical pain.

By way of announcement…I’m sure my mom has already mentioned something but 
this week marks 18 months on my mission!! 6 more to go and the work will be finished for a season. I hope to continue growing in my knowledge of the Gospel and reinforce an immovable testimony! The gospel of Jesus Christ has already brought so much change in my life and in the lives of many others I’ve met! Sis Divya hasn’t stopped smiling since her baptism and we're now preparing her oldest daughter to be baptized!! I know if this happens, it will be a one great moment and Sis. Divya will continue to feel the spirit so strongly in her life! She already reports that sooo much change has come to her life and I’ve seen it myself. She’s like Enos in the Book of Mormon. After receiving a forgiveness of her sins she now has a DESIRE for all her family and friends to learn the truth and to feel the same love from our Heavenly Father that she has felt. We've started meeting with Divya’s sisters and family. 

I’m grateful for all your prayers and love that you send this way! Please continue.
I hope everyone has a great week. Keep pressing forward with steadfastness in Christ!

With love,


Elder Morris



Well Done Elder Kabwika 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Well hello to another great week of mission life,

THE GREATEST PART OF THE WEEK was the baptism of my beloved SISTER, Sis. Divya. as well as Bro. Lawrence!

Divya is probably THE ONE investigator that I’ve seen CHANGE her life to become a true disciple of Jesus Christ. I think her story is absolutely amazing! It was a blessing to be able to see her have a desire to follow Christ into the waters of baptism! I was sooo HAPPY to see her baptized and confirmed this last week! She too was very, very HAPPY!

Also a great week because I was able to finish reading the Book of Mormon again. And let me just share my testimony that I know the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ! I’ve known it for a while now but as I did as Moroni directs, read, ponder and pray…again it was reconfirmed to me personally that it is true! I encourage all to read the Book of Mormon and I know as you do so with an open heart, you'll learn more about our Heavenly Father’s great plan for us and more about his Son, Jesus Christ.

This is actually my companions last week on the mission. He’s making it known to all of us in the apartment! Ha ha ha But I’ll sure miss him! He's definitely helped me grow more spiritually and in gospel understanding. He’s a great missionary and will be blessed for his service.

This is also the last week of transfers. I’m almost positive I’ll be staying here in Ofankor this time. Ha ha ha 

I hope everyone has a great week! I know God is watching over us! Keep looking towards him for help.
with love,
Elder Morris


 African wear

 Divya and Lawrence baptism's

 "I'm a fast learner"...(this guy can do anything on the first try!)
Happiness Water...Salvation Comes from God...Drink and Smile!

Monday, February 13, 2017

HEY YALL!!! Another good week has gone by. 

This last week we had a great Zone Conference where we got to hear from our beloved mission President! What an inspiring man! His topic was about obedience and it really helped me see the importance of being more obedient to not only the commandment but also as a missionary, the mission rules. It’s about ALWAYS having the spirit with you. Not just to help you but to help your investigators feel the spirit during the lessons. As we are obedient to mission rules, it keeps us safe and helps us to be better testifiers of the restored gospel! 

Another part of the week, we actually had a young man pass away in our ward. He was only 28 years old and it really shocked everyone! Elder Kabwika gave a great talk on Sunday during Sacrament meeting about the plan of salvation.

Even though I have knowledge about Gods plan for us it was reassuring to learn again that this life is not the end. It’s just the beginning of Gods great plan for us. As we learn from the Book of Mormon, we learned in the spirit world that this life isn’t the end. Our goal is to do what is required before we leave this life. Those requirements are found throughout scriptures.
John 3:5 talks of baptism and receiving the Holy Ghost.
2nd Nephi 31 talks about all the gospel of Jesus Christ and about having faith in Christ, repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. I’m grateful for the knowledge of all these things. 

This week we’re planning to have 2 baptisms. The first SISTER DIVYA!!!! YEEEHHAWWW and Lawrence. Sis. D is the longest investigator I’ve worked with. But I learned this week that the gospel of Jesus Christ is all about progression. We may not be perfect in living the Gospel but we're perfectly working towards it! 

I hope everyone has a great Valentines week and feels the love that Christ has for each of us. And don’t forget the love our Heavenly Father has for us! JOHN 3:16

With love,

Elder Morris

 More baby face for momma...(Honestly, can he please bring me home a baby or 2 or 10!)
Banku:  is pounded until it can be formed into a sticky ball. It is apparently made with corn meal, and typically also plantains. The corn meal is allowed to ferment a bit, which gives it a mildly sour flavor.  Banku is usually served with soup, stew or pepper sauce and fish.

Perhaps the most well-known Ghana staple is fufu (FOO-foo). Fufu is ubiquitous in West Africa; it’s a staple starch that’s often eaten with stew. It’s made with boiled cassava and plantains that are pounded. And pounded. And pounded. And pounded. 
Until they form a cohesive, gelatinous mass. 

Enjoying the Banku