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, July 25, 2011

25 July 2011

Hello, how's everybody doing. I'm doing great. We had a pretty nice week. Elder Sesay was sick monday and tuesday, but he's doing fine. We are working hard doing everything to try and help our investigators keep their commitments. It seems like these days we aren't able to find so many serious investigators. The weather has been nice and cool the last few weeks. It was 75 the other morning and it was like we were freezing to death. I'm going to die when I come home. This is the last week of transfers as well as the last week of July. It looks like we and the entire district are probably going to miss our goals this month. Next transfer should be interesting for the mission because about 12 missionaries are leaving, and because the MTC is closed no missionaries are coming. Then in September a huge number of missionaries are coming. There are around 60 companionships in the mission and in September we are getting 20+ missionaries. Well I'm loving teaching the gospel here. I love you guys. Love,
Elder Chambers

Monday, July 18, 2011

18 July 2011

How are you guys doing this week? This week we were doing more of the usual. We studied, taught, did finding, and visited members. I'm trying to finish reading all of the standard works before I finish my mission. I finished the old testament awhile ago and am reading through the new testament. Last night I finished Acts. For the Book of Mormon, I've finished a couple of times, but I'm planning to finish it once more. I'm just starting 2 Nephi. I'll read the Pearl of Great Price after the New Testament. For the Doctrine and Covenants I'm doing a thing with some of my MTC where we started at OD-2 and are going backwards 1 section a day. This morning I read section 100. We'll finish section 1 the day before we get home. It's crazy to think that I only have a 100 days left of my mission. I loved reading before my mission. Now after so many months with just the scriptures and preach my gospel to read I love reading the scriptures. (except not the Old Testament too much). By the way, Sis. Barney in the mission office called last week to ask me which airport I'd be flying to. She said she is going to make flight arrangements this week! It's hard not to get too trunky, but I'm doing my best to work hard. I've been improving my teaching and missionary skills for awhile now and I still have 3 and a half months to use them to the fullest. So I don't want to think about everything I have to do when I go home. Which will be a ton of things hopefully. I'd really hate to be home with nothing I have to do.
Anyway the week went by pretty smoothly. We are not having like anyone keep there commitments to come to church, so that's the only bummer. There was a baptism for the last person I taught with Elder Kanu before they divided the areas. His name is Michael Opoku, he's from Nigeria. He's pretty cool. Like everyone he knows here in Ghana is against him joining the church, but he really loves the book of mormon and knows the church is true. So he doesn't really seemed phased that he's getting kicked out of his house. Well I love you guys a lot. Miss you. Love, Elder Chambers

Monday, July 11, 2011

11 July 2011

How is everybody doing? This week Elder Sesay and I had some cool experiences. First of all on Tuesday evening while we were at the chapel for some meetings this guy just showed up and told us that he'd been thinking about joining the church for awhile and could we give him some more information on it. We were like, "No Problem!" And were able to start teaching him that night. Whenever we are proselyting I've been trying to focus on finding families that we can teach. I'm not really sure why I've been doing this, but it's just something I've been feeling like doing for awhile now. We started teaching a father with 3 small kids last week who seems like a pretty serious investigator. This last Saturday the sisters in ward 2 baptized 3 of the people that elder kanu and I had prepared before the transfer. Peter, who is a Nigerian footballer, and a mother and son, Elizbeth and Benard. The other highlight of the week was meeting our new mission president and wife, Elder and Sister Judd. They seem great and really excited to be here and working. They discussed a lot of things and it seemed like the zone conference was like being back in seminary class. They're different from the Smiths, and I know they are what the Lord wants for our mission. I love you guys so much. Love, Elder Chambers

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

4 July 2011

Hey everybody! I hope you guys are having a great fourth of july. And happy birthday to Lillian! I love you! On Tuesday as we were coming to district meeting I crashed my bike and broke some of the spokes. I'm fine but we spent most of the week walking because of the spokes. This was a pain since most of our appointments failed it seemed like we were just walking around half the week. We are still getting used to our new ward and new area. We have been finding new people to teach, but don't have too many that seem like they are ready to keep commitments. People here in Ghana can come to church any day of the week, except when you ask them to come sunday afternoon. There are a couple of member's family members that we are working with that we may prepare to be baptized at the end of this month. Mostly we are focusing on preparing to find people for the month of August. Our new mission president, President Judd, has arrived, and we'll get to meet him for the first time this Friday at a zone conference. Love you guys. Love, Elder Chambers