Sunday, February 21, 2016

Fufu Time Again

During transfer week, we always have fufu for the missionaries who are completing their service.  I'm getting better at it.

I did a pretty good job of picking the bones.  My transformation will be complete when I eat the bones.

We had a successful transfer week.  It is always such a busy, emotional time.  

Elder Adams and Elder Kalanga were able to return to Mankessim after a month in the office.  Elder Adams had an emergency appendectomy.  Can you see why my hair is thinning and turning white?  They were very pleased to get back to their area and the people they love. 

Our new missionaries.

We feed them...


Dinner -- (not chicken and rice)...  That is a home-made pizza.

and breakfast.

We teach them the "game plan."

Let them try some Twi.



And off they go.

 I was also pleased to release a missionary returning from the Accra West Mission after completing his service there.

Elder Aikins from our Agona Branch.

Elder Stulce is the new Assistant, replacing Elder Mocke, who is returning home to South Africa.

Soon after we send out the new missionaries, the returning missionaries begin to roll in.

Making luggage weight is always an adventure...

Tough decisions.

Elder Griffin is in the office training as the Finance Secretary. 

Elder Tyson ironed his shirt the night before -- impressive.

On time for breakfast -- 6 a.m.

Very fine missionaries.  We will miss them.

Double date night.

On Sunday, I drove out to Tarkwa at 4 a.m. with William Acquah, our Mission Clerk, to do a baptismal interview and to continue the administrative process of establishing the new branch.  

The interview was sweet.  Both branches in Tarkwa are doing great. It was a nice (long) day.

(Dead) Creature of the Week:

These little antelope are so cute. I would love to see one alive sometime.


  1. It was so good to see that my son Elder Wilhelm had made it to the mission home! We had not heard from him this last week and I was exercising my faith and trust that he was ok. It was so good to see his smiling face. Thank you for keeping this blog up so well. I love seeing the pictures.

  2. President Stevenson,i'm thrilled to know that the work is moving on in our beloved mission!i miss serving the lovely people of prayer is that everything continues to roll forward until the Great Jehovah shall say the work is done!i miss and love you !