Sunday, August 7, 2016

First Fufu.

With the recent arrival of three senior missionary couples, we enjoyed sharing fufu with them for the first time.  They did great!

Elder and Sister Sorensen arrived at the mission home on Wednesday, so this was their first meal.  They are from Cedar City, UT -- so they are naturally great!  (That is where my parents and grandparents are from.)  They will serve in the Praso District.

This was transfer week, so the new couples received a lot of coaching from the experienced missionaries.

Elder Stulce and Elder Hanneman invented cheese fufu.

Elder Garry will join Elder Blay as an Assistant to the President.

He has skills.

This is an outstanding group of missionaries.  They are and will continue to be powerful leaders in the Church.  Not currently with us, but equally included in this August group were three missionaries who were called upon to re-open the work in Sierra Leone and Liberia after Ebola was under control and a wonderful elder who finished his mission in Nauvoo, Illinois.  And don't forget Elder Day, who we said goodbye to just last week so that he could begin school on time.  Because we did not receive any new missionaries this transfer, we are left to conclude that this group was irreplaceable.

 Elder Nash and Elder Vinson saw the group come out of the temple and came down to say hello.  Elder Vinson is the Area President and Elder Nash is his First Counselor.  They asked me to introduce them to each of the missionaries. 

We also were joined at the temple by three of our returned missionaries who live in Accra:

Elder Azuma

Sister Asare

Elder Gyansah

Well Done! 

The peace that I feel in the temple is put to the test as we drive home through the market and ongoing construction of Kasoa.  

Baptismal Interview in Abrem - Agona.

Sunday, we drove out to Daboase to attend worship services.  This branch is half-way between Cape Coast and Takoradi.  Their new chapel has just been completed and we wanted to go check it out.

This branch used to meet in a little elementary school -- small desks for seats.

It is in a quiet little valley on the outskirts of town.  It was the most peaceful Sacrament Meeting I have enjoyed in a long time -- no noise from neighboring churches.  


Primary Children

With President Mensah, the branch president.

Elder Bobobi and Elder Lopez had about 10 investigators in church today.  It was wonderful. Elder Bobobi has served as a zone leader for the last six months, but I felt impressed to assign him to Daboase with Elder Lopez.  I think they will do great things together.

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