Anyone who knows Sister Stevenson well will recognize that this is a miracle.
The week was filled with welcomes and goodbyes and conferences and missionary interviews.
We welcomed Elder Trey as our newest missionary. He comes from Cote d'Ivorie and is a native French speaker. He will be serving in Axim with Elder Macoti.
I found out later that Elder Makoti has an investigator family in their area that speaks only French and a bit of Fante. He was very excited that his companion can speak French.
I was also able to set apart a new missionary from one of our mission branches who will be serving in Cote d'Ivorie. So it was an even trade.
Sister Mensah will be a great missionary. Elder and Sister Julander have spent a lot of time in that branch and have become great friends of the family.
We did interviews in Assin Foso, Tarkwa and Winneba.
Winneba (only half of the zone)
Sister Stevenson went out with the sister missionaries in Assin Foso while I was in a meeting with the stake president.
The Tarkwa Zone takes lunch:
Saturday and Sunday we were at the Winneba Stake Conference (so we drove back and forth to Winneba on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Sister Stevenson and I spoke both days.
They gave us refreshments between meetings.
Meanwhile, back in Provo, Utah, our Elder Larsen was having lunch with our Elder Stevenson. Evans said Zack was a nice guy. We agree.
We stopped for dinner at this little beach resort on the way home from Winneba. The food was good and the people were very nice. The buildings were made of mud, so I'm not sure I would stay there.
TREE OF THE WEEK:
Sister Stevenson has identified this as the Truffula Tree from "The Lorax."