Sunday, January 15, 2017

On Fire!

Our Monday tradition is to buy grilled Talapia from this nice woman in Cape Coast.  We like her fish better than those at the fancy hotels.

Sister Stevenson and I visited the District Meeting in Mankessim this week.  While Sister Stevenson participated in the meeting, I interviewed each of the missionaries.

As part of our annual training plan, the District Leaders set aside one meeting per month to focus on one of the eight "Fundamentals of Preach My Gospel" lessons.  This month, they are reviewing "My Missionary Purpose."

They did a great job.  There was even time for some practicing.

Wednesday and Thursday we were back in Assin Foso meeting with the missionaries.

Friday was Train the Trainers.

We have twelve new missionaries coming next week, including several sister missionaries.  Following this transfer, we will have exactly 200 young missionaries and 46 of them are sisters.  That is a huge shift from four years ago when the age requirement for sisters was lowered from 21 to 19.  As President Monson said, the young sisters "make a valuable contribution as missionaries, and we welcome their service."

On Saturday, we attended the wedding of Barbara Mensah and Samuel Nketsia.

We know the Mensah family from Agona Nkwanta, where Barbara's father is the Branch President. But we have also gotten to know Barbara from our visits to Tarkwa where she is a member of that branch and works at the front desk of the hotel we like there.

We ran into Elder Quaisie at the wedding.  He is one of our returned missionaries and is attending school in Tarkwa.

President Adjei was the Chairman of the Reception.  His job was to keep things moving.

 It was nice of them to invite us.  In Ghana, you must be married in a civil ceremony prior to being sealed in the temple.  The Nketsias will go to the temple in February when it reopens.

On Sunday, we attended church in Tarkwa.  President Adjei and I were able to meet with President Blay, the Tarkwa District President.  We also called a new Elders Quorum President and Assistant Branch Clerk for the Tarkwa Branch.

Weather Report:

It is winter in Ghana.

When you send people from Oregon to live in Ghana, you are bound to burn up an air conditioner or two.

1 comment:

  1. President....I sure do appreciate your posts on your Blog. What a blessing it is to see what is going on in my sons mission! Thank you
    Robin Warner