Monday, November 10, 2014
"God is great and answers our prayers"
November 10, 2014
Well this last week was pretty crazy for us as we got transfer news a
little early! They are adding 2 more missionaries to Hohoe and so
Elder Zaugg and I wont be together anymore; (we are pretty sad but it
will be nice to not be so lonely. My new comp is actually a comp I have
had before. His name is Elder Iyamu from Nigeria. He is a funny
elder, so it will be interesting to have him to finish my mission! It
really caught Elder Zaugg and I by surprise! Also, I don’t know if you
remember how when I was a ZL in Tema and the Stake President was
telling us how they need a certain amount of members to split the
stake? Well, it just reached that point and so yesterday they created
the Ashiaman and Tema stakes! It was sweet to be able to serve there
and help be a part of that! Unfortunately Edward and Patience had a
funeral that they had to attend this weekend so they weren’t around:(
It made us sad but we had another amazing Sabbath!
November 9, 2014 will be a day I wont forget!
It all started when pretty much all of our
members were at the church before 9 am and we had the District
Presidency and their families come to support the Hohoe Group! We had
a total attendance of 38!! it was crazy! Our small little room was
packed! 14 investigators and 24 members! (9 of which were from the District
presidency) We were so busy trying to make sure everything ran
smoothly! Yes, I conducted and Elder Cosgrave led the District
business as they released me as Group Leader and Elder Zaugg as the
Assistant Group Leader and called Daniel Opoku as
the new Group Leader and Gameli as the Assistant Group Leader! It was
awesome just to see how much growth both of them have made in the
last 3 months! Daniel led the Sunday school class as we ordained
Jonathan and Gameli as elders and then when he finished, the
executive secretary took the class and prepped the members for the
temple trip and preparing names for baptism! We were able to take part
as president Avorn (DP) set apart Daniel and Elder Cosgrave set apart
Gameli! It was awesome and so great to be a part of! Truly we are
seeing our hard work pay off! The Group is starting to really grow!
This last week we had some super sweet new investigators come to church that
hopefully I will be able to talk about them next week because I have
a lot to talk about today! Also, yes mom, President Senanu was so happy with
everything we have been doing as well as the district presidency was.
We sang "Love at Home", "I stand all amazed" and "Come Come Ye
Saints"!! it sounded awesome!!
So once we finished the 2 hour church service, set apart everyone and
ordained the newest elders of the church, we headed down to the river
side for sister Beatrice baptism! The whole district presidency came
to support and sister Beatrice asked me to baptize her. She was so
excited! After her baptism and when we were walking up the
dirt hill she kept saying, "I love you, I love you" haha it was so
sweet because she can’t speak any English, but she has felt the Holy
Ghost tells her what she needed to do. After we changed in the
neighbors house, we came out and Beatrice asked to bear her testimony.
That is when we found out that when she was sick a few weeks back she
prayed and asked God what she needed to do to receive Salvation.
Her health was bad and she was scared of dying, and after that
she had a dream that Kwame(me) and Kwesi(elder Zaugg) carried her down
to the riverside and baptized her in front of a bunch of people! and
that is exactly what happened! We probably had about 20 plus people
there to support her and it was her exact vision that she saw and so
she knew that it was God that revealed to her what she needed to do to
gain Salvation! She loves Elder Zaugg and I so much! It is going to be
so hard to say goodbye to everyone here! Hopefully one year from today
we can have two couples here in Hohoe be sealed in the
temple(Helen and gameli. Jonathan and Beatrice) that would be
Then to make it even better Elder Zaugg and I have had water problems
where no water has been flowing to our apartment for about 10 days now and
so all of our water was literally almost gone. Once we returned
to the apartment after the baptism, a huge rainstorm came super fast out of
no where (it actually shouldn’t be raining anymore at this time of the
year) and started to pour super hard so Elder Zaugg and I ran outside
and started to catch water from the runoff off the roof! In
30 minutes we collected 60 gallons of water! We have a water
tank outside and so we would be catching with our little buckets and
then running over and pouring it into the tank! Haha we were soaked
when we finished! But it gave us enough water to wash our clothes today
and wash our dishes! God is great and answers our prayers! Good
memories! Well family, I love you all and hope you have a great week!
Elder Kade Eppich
I will try and send pics I little later....