Monday, July 31, 2017

Hey Y’all!!
Well another week gone by. Things are starting to seem more and more real.
This week we had some better luck in finding more people to teach.
We’ve really been searching for new people and our mission president told us we should look at the unbaptized list in the branch. So we did and we were able to locate a family in the branch that actually has a son on a mission. The father and one of the sons are baptized members, but from his family we’ve met 3 of his children who have not been baptized.  Now we’re teaching all the family and things are going really great! They all came to church on Sunday which was so great to see.

Fransisca is progressing well. She's going to be baptized on the 11th of AUG. Wow...tomorrow is AUG!!! COOL!!!

This last week we also had our Multi Zone conference and it was a special one to me because i was able to share my testimony!! Kind of a touching moment...but I didn’t cry. ha ha

You know what...I was thinking this week. We were sitting with the Ahorsu family (the new family we met) this week and one of the young boys asked us a question as we were sharing with them the First vision. He asked "did Joseph smith really see God and Jesus Christ?"..
And to have the ability to quickly reply and say to him with all my Heart! "Yes, I testify to you that Joseph Smith saw our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ” was such a great feeling!! I’ve come to love testifying of that truth! Because I do know that it is true!!
And having that knowledge brings me happiness.  I know where I can find the truth.
I hope we all have the ability to testify of that truth to our friends and family members. I've learned on my mission, if it really means something to you, stand up for it!'

Well this will be my last full week of proselyting. Next week we do a lot of traveling to Accra and back to the bush and back to Accra as my mission comes to a close!!
Hope y’all have a great week!
Love and miss y’all!

Elder Morris

Monday, July 24, 2017

Hey y’all!!

It’s been a while!! Well this is week 4 or 6... And ALL IS WELL!!!

There’s really not much to share. My companion was made the branch executive secretary so we could help the Asuom branch progress to become a ward when the district becomes a stake.

We're still searching for people to teach. It’s becoming really hard as not a lot of people are not in the house in the mornings because they all go to the farm. And those who are home are 60-100 years old and don’t speak a lick of English...but that’s OKAY!! We have a couple people we're preparing for Baptism on the 11th of August, right before coming home. We're teaching this young 13 year old girl who is just a DOLL!!!Her name is Fransisca. She doesn’t like speaking English. She can read though...but she’s just a small shy little girl who likes to laugh a lot. We enjoy teaching her. She’s living with some members so it’s helping her to progress really well.

This week we'll have our Multi Zone conference. I’ll have another opportunity to share my testimony with everyone there. And then in 2 weeks we'll be going to Accra to meet an Apostle at the temple site. Elder Renlund. That'll be cool!!!

Well thanks for y’alls support! Love and miss y’all!
Have a great week!

Elder Morris

Monday, July 10, 2017

Hey Mama!!!
Good to know all is well back home! Its sounds like The week was good! I hope Elle enjoyed her time at EFY!
Well Elder Bawden is here and we're having a great time together! It feels good just to be able to talk about anything and you're able to relate to someone. We kinda had a slow week. On tuesday i waitied for Elder B to come to Asuom. It takes forever to travel out here. Then wednesday went back to Accra for MLC. Slept over!! HAD AN AMAZING NIGHT in a AC home. Stuffed myself with Mashed potatos and curry, Then afterwards ate some Icecream with chocolate syrup.. HOLY HOLY HOLY cow!!! i had a big stomach ache afterwards hahahaha CANT WAIT TO BE HOME!!!
We're having a hard time right now in the Area..Mostly because we dont really have people to teach. Although, WE had an old investigator come back from travel. And 1 member has a young daughter that in in town that he wants baptized. So we could have at least 3 baptisms before i come home! But we'll see.
MOM....Im really excited to come home hahaha I just received my real flight itinerary last thursday and a "TO DO LIST" from the Mission home couples before i go...Sooo they said i should Inform yall about my travel plans
Ill be going to Amsterdam, to minneapolis to DALLAS!! and i should be home around 3:30 on WEDNESDAY THe 16th of AUG.
Next is to schedule with the stake president about my release. Would you mind setting it up and see what time on Wednesday i'll be able to be released??!!

I dont know if you're as excited as i am but im kinda FREAKIN OUT!!!!! Everyday it feels more real. But i also feel like ill never be leaving Ghana.. Its almost like a dream to travel back to the USA.

Well theres not much going on here. Just waiting for The 4th week for multi zone conferences. And on my last week we'll be going to Accra to meet Elder Renlund of the quorum of the 12. Pretty cool!!! Oh SOS!!! is there any chance to put a little extra money in my account?? I decided ill finish getting all my things when we visit the Art Market right before i leave. But idk how much everything will cost. If you just put in about 50-100$ it should be okay.
I've been meaning to ask you to do that for weeks but everytime i forget!
Thanks mama!! I love you very much!! I cant wait to see you!!
oh P.s..
Just you know what i'll be doing for transport when i get home?? (dad getting me a car or..) just wondering hahahaha not that i care to much right now. just curious!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Whats up guys!!!! Well this is the start of my last 6 weeks!! Im really excited!! And i have great things to look forward to in these last 6 weeks!
Elder Msomi is officially gone, now down to my last comp!  And guess what!! HES AN AMERICAN!!!! AHHHHHH hahaha Im really really excited to finally have an american as my companion. Hes from Utah(of course) His name is Elder Bawden. I know at least one person on this Email list who has heard of him!
Last week we had a great opportunity to attend the temple with the District. There were to many members for the missionaries to do a session so we helped out with baptisms and Confirmations, Which i enjoyed doing so much!!! I was one of the baptist and probably baptized up to 100 names for 20 different people. Pretty cool!!
Testimony Sunday was also pretty good!! I took a little insight from one of the missionaries in my apartment. In his testimony he explained that He's never heard of Christ performing a miracle for himself. But that he always did miracles for others. He was always blessing or healing others. And i thought how that relates to us missionaries. If you think about it for the last 2 years or 18 months we have been blessing other peoples lives. Having miracles happen for those we come in contact with as we share this wonderful gospel with them. It really hit me that these 2 years on mission is just a small taste(if you allow it to be) of living a literal "Christ like Life!". At least trying to be as he was. Blessing and healing those around us. Just thought that was pretty cool.
This week we'll have MLC. Last one on mission which means ill be bearing my testimony with other members of my MTC group. OH its soo real now!! Althought i still feel i have about 6 months left.. I cant see me going home. I just feel as if ill be stuck here in Ghana forever haha
Well i hope ever one has a great weeek!! Thanks for your support and love you continue to send!!
Love Yall
Elder Morris!