Sunday, October 18, 2015

Here They Come...

We were joined by 20 new missionaries this week!

Elder Etim is the new Assistant to the President.

Our new missionaries just prior to their departure to their first assignments.

And There They Go....

We said goodbye to 16 of our wonderful friends.

It's 6:08 a.m. and no one is ready for breakfast (except Sister Stevenson and the breakfast).  It turned out OK because we ended up waiting an hour for the bus.

A Sister Stevenson Sandwich.

Elder Longjohn was in Ghana for some classes and met us at the temple.  It was a treat to see him again.

Friday and Saturday were a real treat for me.  I had the opportunity to interview a young man for baptism who I had met over a year ago.

There is not a lot that is similar between Oregon and Ghana, but one thing that is the same is that you cannot pump your own gas.  I was stopped at the Shell station in Elmina and the young man filing the tank was eyeing my name tag.  I asked him if he was familiar with the Church and he said he was not. I gave him a pamphlet with my phone number on it and invited him to call me after he had read it. He called that night and agreed to meet with the missionaries.  Elder Judy and Elder Moleme joined me in teaching him about the Restoration of the Gospel.  The missionaries taught him on and off again over the next year.  A few months ago, his father came in contact with the Church through an acquaintance.  My friend helped the missionaries teach his father by translating for them.  The father was baptized a few weeks ago and his son followed him yesterday.  It was awesome!

He is teaching school now, but I always think about him when I pass the Shell station.

There were several others who were baptized together with him.  

It was a nice day.

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