Sunday, March 6, 2016

There is a Storm Coming.

Verily I say unto you all: Arise and shine forth, that thy light may be a standard for the nations;
And that the gathering together upon the land of Zion, and upon her stakes, may be for a defense, and for a refuge from the storm, and from wrath when it shall be poured out without mixture upon the whole earth.  (Doctrine and Covenants 115:5-6)

The season is definitely turning.  We have had a couple of nice rainstorms this week.

We began our zone conferences this week with the Cape Coast Zone on Tuesday and the Assin Foso Zone on Thursday.

The Cape Coast Zone

Training topics at this zone conference include Becoming a Disciple of Jesus Christ;  Creating a Spiritual Teaching Environment;  and Improving Teaching Skills.

The Assin Foso Zone

We also had our monthly Mission Leadership Council this week.  

Two of our zone leaders, Elder Seaman and Elder Neilsen, will be leaving us on Tuesday as part of the group to begin the missionary work in Sierra Leone now that the Ebola crisis has been resolved. We will miss all four of our missionaries who have been reassigned and we know they will make us proud. 

Sister Stevenson and I spent a lot of time in Assin Foso this week.  In addition to the zone conference, we attended their stake conference on Saturday and Sunday.  Elder LeGrand Curtis, our Area President, presided at the conference.  I was invited to speak in each of the three conference sessions and Sister Stevenson gave a nice message on Saturday.  

Elder and Sister Curtis visiting with the missionaries.

An overflow crowd 

The Choir

Sister Stevenson made a new friend.

President and Sister Graham of the Accra Ghana Temple

The missionaries were prepared to share the Book of Mormon with visitors attending the conference.

I was very proud of all of the missionaries serving in this great stake.  They really show their love for the members of the Church.

One of our returned missionaries was visiting Ghana from her home in Nigeria and came by the mission home to say hello.  We had a nice reunion with Sister Zacchaeus.

The Assistants took part of their Preparation Day and helped John wash the cars.  Very nice.

 My idea of a nutritious lunch.  My dad would say, "Why don't you have a little apple with your chocolate and peanut butter?" 

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