Interviews with the mission president always have a sweet ending.
Sister Stevenson and I set out for the Western Region on Tuesday morning and we didn't return until Saturday evening. We met with all of the sixty-eight missionaries serving on that side of the mission. They come in groups of four to six and Sister Stevenson meets with the group while I interview each missionary. She always brings a treat for them and sweet instruction.
It's a tough hike to church in Shama.
TAKORADI STAKE CENTER:
MPINTSIN STAKE CENTER:
As we were driving home from Nkroful late Saturday afternoon, we were able to listen to the Saturday morning session of General Conference on my cell phone while it was being broadcast from Salt Lake City. We tuned in about the time President Uchtdorf was commenting about how we sometimes become so accustomed to the benefits of technology that we no longer are in awe of the amazing things that we have at our fingertips. (His point was that we should never let our awe or gratitude for the Plan of Salvation and the Gospel of Jesus Christ diminish.) As I drove through Western Africa listening to General Conference on my cell phone while it was happening seven time zones away, I decided that both my appreciation for technology and for the Gospel has increased during my experience here.
We watched the other sessions of Conference on Saturday night and Sunday from the Mission Home. The technology was slightly less astonishing, but the messages were awesome. The time zone messes up our breakfast burrito tradition, but that's OK.
Date night walk along Busua Beach.