Sunday, October 19, 2014

Oh Refresh Us, O Refreshments...



A favorite hymn is "Lord, Dismiss Us With Thy Blessing".  Instead of singing Oh, refresh us, my Swedish missionary companion, Elder Rosenlund, used to sing "Oh Refreshments!  Sister Stevenson and I spent the week at the Africa West Area Mission President Seminar.  We were refreshed and refreshmented.  We didn't take any pictures of the uplifting meetings with the Area Presidency and the other Presidents and their companions, but we did take a few pictures of the relaxing we were able to do.  We stayed at the Royal Senchi Hotel on the banks of the Volta River.  It is about two hours north of Accra and was very beautiful.

Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing;
Fill our hearts with joy and peace.
Let us each, thy love possessing,
Triumph in redeeming grace.
Oh, refresh us, oh, refresh us,
Trav'ling thru this wilderness.
Oh, refresh us, oh, refresh us,
Trav'ling thru this wilderness.
Thanks we give and adoration
For the gospel's joyful sound.
May the fruits of thy salvation
In our hearts and lives abound.
Ever faithful, ever faithful
To the truth may we be found.
Ever faithful, ever faithful

To the truth may we be found.



Knew it was going to be good when we found chocolate and OREOs on the bed!














We are back in Cape Coast and ready to hit the road again next week to continue the mission interviews.


FINALLY, A CREATURE OF THE WEEK WORTHY OF AFRICA.


We saw this family of baboons on the way home from Senchi.  Pretty cool.

Sister Doggett has taken pity on my creatures and sent me some backups from her son's photos.  Elder Doggett finished his mission a few weeks ago (and we miss him dearly).  I am holding them in reserve for weeks we strike out.

1 comment:

  1. Great score on the baboon pictures, Pres. Stevenson! I didn't even know they had them in Ghana. I still enjoy reading your blog and seeing what is going on in the mission! :-)

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