Monday, August 2, 2010
26 July 2010
Hey everyone. I hope you all had a great week. Hopefully you are all enjoying your summer. This past week has been like the best weather of my mission. Nice and cool. but not rainy. So this big happening of the week was transfers. On Monday they took Elder Stout to Accra so Elder Kivaya and Elder Moses came from Oda to be with me Monday. Then on Tuesday the three of us spent the day proselyting in Oda. It was a pretty normal day. Then on Wednesday we came to Asamankese to proselyte. We were able to give one lady, Jennifer, a baptismal date. Then in the afternoon they brought my new companion Elder Nielsen. Elder Nielsen is from St. George, and he's been out now 15 months. He's a pretty cool guy. He's been in Accra his whole mission so he's pretty excited to be out in the bush. He'll be the new district leader here as well. He's hoping to stay here a long time, and I think he probably will be. On Thursday I took him to Kade and we went round there to see our investigators. It's somehow tough proselyting in Kade. First of all it's an hour to travel to, when we get there we have to walk everywhere, and everyone is busy until like 2 o'clock (and we need to leave by like 4 or 5). The branch there is still going well though. We'll be having a baptism there on Saturday. Friday we spent proselyting in Asamankese, and Saturday we went back to Kade. Sunday we had church in Asamankese. I was really impressed by how Elder Nielsen got to know the members. I think as we work with them this transfer we'll have a lot of success. Today we spent much time washing clothes and cleaning the apartment. I need another haircut so we'll take care of that next. Or maybe lunch will come first. Then we'll teach some lessons and have a family home evening (and hopefully dinner) with some members. The big things we'll be looking forward to this week are Kade's baptism and a 6 hour leadership training in Koforidua (which is like 2 1/2 hours away).