Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Sacrifice and Blessings
October 6, 2014
Well this week was great and we had another amazing Fast Sunday! Seriously the Fast Sundays here are amazing! Five members bore their testimonies and 2 of them were brother Jonathan and sister Helen. Brother Jonathan bore an awesome testimony and then sister Helen really blew us away with her testimony! She is starting to be more vocal with her testimony, and it was great! Her sister and brother in law who are our next door neighbors came and heard her testimony and they really felt the spirt! We have been teaching her sister (Janet) and her brother in law (Graham) for a while now and they like the church but they haven't really committed yet. We were able to watch last years General Conference (one of the members had it on USB) and they loved it!!! Brother Graham is educated and very interested with religion, so he was able to understand what was going on in General Conference. He watched last years Sunday afternoon session 3 times! And then a few nights ago, his wife Janet had a dream that Graham was baptized, and she is big into her dreams and revelations so brother Graham will travel to Tema this week and when he returns we will hopefully be able to set a date for baptism for them! Brother Graham is determined to come to General Conference after he is baptized! He was funny when he was talking about it! I told him he pays for his plane ticket and we will get him the GC tickets somehow haha. They would be a huge blessing to the group in the Hohoe.
A few fun things this week is when we went and visited brother Jonathan and his wife, he was already past Doctrine and Covenants section 24 in his scripture study and loved reading it! He pointed out something that I have never thought about!. He was saying how the words used in the D&C that no man could have made this up, but truly it was from Jesus Christ himself! Even when we were teaching him we talked about how he needed to be baptized a second time but we never shared with him D&C 22 and when we taught him the other day he was like hey I found that section that talks about being baptized over a hundred times and all of that haha it made us laugh! So he is progressing and he blessed the sacrament on Sunday. He is a huge help! He is always the first or second person at church! It costs him 7 ghc every Sunday to come to church! He is truly sacrificing everything to come! That is very much money for someone here in Ghana! His wife is progressing but didn’t come to church yesterday because of sickness.
This week we finally received our Group starter package. It came with chairs (we were previously renting chairs every Thursday and Sunday for our services) hymn books, gospel principle gooks, and everything else! It was like Christmas!!! Then last night Elder Zaugg and I made jollof rice by ourselves and it was soooo good! I can’t wait to come home and make it for everyone! I think dad and mom would love it!!
That sounds fun about the BYU game mom but its too bad that Taysom broke his leg! BYU can’t catch a break! So today was a super sweet day! Last night we had Daniel the police man, who has an internet connection in his police apartment start to download some of the GC talks and today is a public holiday so he didn’t have to work. So we washed, cleaned and did a few other things then we headed to his place. On the way we bought bunch of snacks and it was like we were going to watch the super bowl haha. We were able to watch 3 or 4 talks that he was able to download! It was awesome! I can’t wait to watch the rest next month! Well family I love you all and hope all is going good!! Have a good week!
Dang!!! I almost forgot another thing... so Elder Hammond from Ghana that is serving in Othello in the Washington Kennewick Mission (Todd and I went and visited he and his comp and took them to dinner) emailed me and gave me his fathers number and so I called him and his dad was excited to hear from me... so I called him on Saturday morning and we talked small and then he said that they are going to come to Hohoe to visit me! I’m like "but where do you stay? And they said Cape Coast!!!" And I’m like what? That is literally like a 7-9 hour drive depending on the car and the driver haha that is like driving half way across the country. I was like how about I call you when I come to Accra again and he was like no its ok Monday is a holiday and we want to see you! So Elder Hammond father is on his way to Hohoe with his wife to see me! It's going to be sweet to see them!