You've gotta love Africa

You've gotta love Africa
Elder Chambers and Elder Kivaya in Oda

Going to Save the World

Going to Save the World
Elder Donovan Chambers

Monday, May 17, 2010

17 May 2010

Wow the internet here in Oda just keeps getting slower and slower. Also the power keeps goin out. So I'll keep things brief and hopefully get this sent. This week wasn't the easiest. The good news is that the baptism went on successfully, Justice Frempong was baptized by his father B.A. Frempong. It was really great. He's been friends with all the return missionaries for a long long time and Elder Kivaya's been teaching him for almost forever. Everyone was really happy that he has finally entered the fold. Other stuff that happened this week was zone interviews, rain storms, splits, flat tire, and the zone leaders coming for district meeting. Zone Interviews were in Kofiridua as usual, so that took out practically the whole day. They were good as usual. I love you guys, keep up the good work. Miracles are happening everyday of our lives. We just don't pay attention. Love, Elder Chambers

Monday, May 10, 2010

10 May 2010

Hello everyone. It was great talking to you guys yesterday. It was really cool to hear your voices again. The internet is suuuper slow today so I don't have much time to write. I'm glad you guys are all doing well. I'm a bit jealous of Spencer getting to listen to music all the time and play tons of frisbee. This week is going to be pretty busy for us. The Zone Leaders are coming down tonight to attend District meeting tomorrow and then do splits to Asamankese, and before they go we have to get Elder Stout to do our baptismal interview right after District Meeting. Then on Friday we'll being going to Kof. town for zone interviews. Then on Saturday we have our baptism and we might help out with aaronic priesthood commemoration day. Also we have to to meet with Sarah and her son Thomas as well as Ophelia and her twin boys, Owusu Kwakye #1 and #2, and explain that we are postponing their baptisms until they can have time for us to finish going over the lessons. Well my times about up. Hopefully next week I'll be able to write more. I love you guys all tons. I\m happy that I got to talk to you yesterday. Love, Elder Bradford Chambers

Monday, May 3, 2010

3 May 2010

Howdy everyone. I hope you are all doing well. It sounds like you guys really had a busy week. Everyone seems like they are doing great. Here in Oda we had a pretty good week. Elder Kivaya's fine. Nothing exciting except we had some rain storms. On sunday we got to watch a session of General Conference which was nice. I think it was Sunday morning's. We are having trouble getting the people we teach to apply what they learn to themselves (both members and investigators) without us just telling them. When we teach we have been told over and over that the way we have to do it is not by pouring information on them but by drawing information out of them. That is working pretty well but then they can't see how they need to change their lives to live what they learn. Well we're still practicing. In the mission we are trying to improve on the three things Elder Holland said missionaries generally don't do well: study, plan, teach for commitment. With Mother's Day we will get to call, but I don't know how because they haven't given us the phone chips like they did for Christmas. So unless someone brings us the chips from Accra... I don't really know what will happen, but we'll certainly get the chance to call, but maybe not on Sunday. It's tricky for the zone because we are all spread out and far from Accra. Everyone else in the Mission will be calling on Mother's day though. Either I think I'll try to call around the same time as Christmas or I'll email next Monday and tell you when I'll call. I can't believe it's AP tests already. That means Graduation will be any time now. Nice job Donovan. Good luck to Uncle Bryan and Connor. Congrats to Aunt Emily. Happy Birthday Ellery. Keep up the good work everyone else. Well, tell everyone I love them. I can't think of anything I need, but I'll let you know if I do. Enjoy yourselves! Love, Bradford