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, April 18, 2011

18 April 2011

Hey everybody, I hope you guys had a great week. Happy Birthday to Connor and Ellery! I hope you guys have a good easter this sunday. This week was pretty good for us here. On Thursday we had a trip to the temple and we were supposed to have interviews and training with president smith, but that got postponed to this week thursday. It was really great to be in the temple. Last Saturday we had a really nice baptism. Our companionship had two candidates, Karim and Comfort. Comfort is the daughter to Sis. Bernice who we baptized last month. Hopefully her sister will also be baptized in the next two weeks. Karim was also a really cool guy to teach. He moved into the ward after he'd already been taught some in a different ward. The challenge with him is just that he lives really far from the chapel so we only taught him after church. This coming week we are looking forward to the interviews with president and stake conference on sunday. I love you guys and hope you are having a great time. Love, Elder Chambers

Monday, April 11, 2011

11 April 2011

This week was another great one. I'm not sick and feeling totally better so don't worry about that. We are teaching a lot of cool investigators at the moment. One, Armah Owoo is really cool. He's 54 and a really educated guy. In the past he had really been searching for some truth, different religions, etc. When we contacted him we taught him about Joseph Smith and the Restoration and gave him a Book of Mormon. Since we gave him it he's been reading like non stop and has really been changing his life around so he can be baptized. Whenever we see him it's like he's the happiest man in the world just because he's learning the truth. We are also have some other people who have contacted us and are really enthusiastic. We had the baptismal interview for one man, Yaw Karim, who because he moved has been waiting to be baptized since november. He's been coming and coming to church, but he stays outside the boundaries so we've been working to get everything approved for his baptism saturday. And finally everything has come together for him. He's so excited. Last week the other difficulty we had was running out of subsistence, but don't worry we didn't starve or anything. Well elder nielsen was getting close though. We have a temple trip and zone interviews this week that I'm excited for. I love you guys. Hope you are doing great. Love, Elder Chambers

Monday, April 4, 2011

4 April 2011

How is everyone? I hope you guys enjoyed general conference. Well this week was transfers so that was the main thing that kept us busy. On tuesday Elder Asiedu left for the mission home, and we went round with Elder Hunsaker for the day. Then on Wednesday we had the transfer. So first of all I'm excited to be staying in Alajo for the next six weeks. They transferred Elder Moses to Teshie and he's back to being senior companion (he was one before coming to me). I hope he has a smooth transfer with his new companion. Elder Titus (from Nigeria) came to be our district leader and Elder Hunsaker's new companion. He has 12 weeks til he goes home. My new companion is Elder Nielsen from Highland Utah. He's been out like 9 months I think. The interesting thing is that we had the same trainer, Elder Ewudzie! Elder Ewudzie has now been home for about 5 days. I got to see him last wednesday at the mission home as he was waiting for his ride home. The rest of the district saw elder quinn leave for medina to be replaced by elder kalou from ivory coast and elder berry be the new ap. replacing him was elder chimoka from zimbabwe. The the rest of the week we had a lot of failed appointments, the usual blazing sun, and finding that make missionary work so fun. We actually had a great day of proselyting on saturday. Everything went smooth, according to plan, we had the spirit, and we had a free meal at night. Then on saturday night I was sick all night and sunday, too, I felt miserable. Sister Smith said it was probably malaria and since I started the medicine I feel a lot better and had a great night's sleep last night so I guess it probably was. Malaria just feels like getting the flu. You have a fever, stomach problems, body aches, and headache. Well I love you guys a lot. I'm doing great and praying you are too. I love serving as a missionary and I love alajo ward. Love, Elder Chambers