Thursday, November 6, 2014

"He is Hastening His work and we are a part of it!"

November 3, 2014


Well another great week has come and gone! It goes by fast but this
week we were super busy and had some new places to go!

We got a phone call Monday night from a husband and wife from Logba (between
Hohoe and Kpando) and they said "please, one of our friends gave
us the pamphlet of your church and we want you to come and teach us!"
 We found out that previously we had contacted some random guy who
wasn’t serious but he had told this couple about us and they were so
interested! Logba is like a 4 GHC transport fare and so it’s pretty far
and that would mean it would be difficult for them to come to church
and be baptized but they kept calling throughout the week and we
decided that we would head out there on Friday just to see if they are
really serious or not..... They were very serious! They had so many
questions about the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith. We were
trying to teach all of Lesson 1 and both the husband and the wife were
listening carefully. Elder Zaugg and I were doing great with our
teaching. It was an awesome lesson and things seemed to just flow so
well! The husband was able to come to church yesterday and absolutely
loved it! He saw brother Jonathan and his wife Beatrice and he was
even more happy because they are cousins. The wife’s name is Patience
and the husband’s name is Edward. We had to call President Heid for continued
permission to go and teach them and he told us "don’t go to Togo and
don’t go to Burkina Faso. Everything else is free game!” Brother Edward
could be a huge help with getting the church to Logba.  I don’t want
to count the chickens before they hatch, but by all means there
is no coincidence that God has placed this wonderful couple into our
lives. He is hastening His work and we are a part of it!

Speaking of hastening the work and correct people, we had one of the
mission presidency member, President Senanu visit the Volta region (it
doesn’t happen too often) and so we told him that we have a member and
a RC that could possible qualify for the Melchizedek priesthood (Gamali, and
RC Jonathan). So President Senanu interviewed both of them and
both passed! They are both awesome people and both super correct!
Jonathan has been a member since September 28 but he just reads and
reads!! So both will receive the Melchizedek priesthood next week as we have
the District presidency coming to visit our Group.  After church on Sunday we
 stayed and practiced the new hymns that we will
be singing next week so we can impress the District presidency haha.
But President Senanu was super happy with all of the work we are doing
here in Hohoe! He kept saying it over and over again! He brought his
family all the way from Accra and they are all super sweet.

Also,. Elder Zaugg and I had to put our carpentry skills together again to build
our own church sign board! Our church meetinghouse is not close to the road at all 
and we have no signs. The people in Accra continued to tell us they will send
us some but it was taking too long so we found some wood and we had leftover paint and nails that we had from the podium we made and created our own signboard.
Elder Zaugg and I each made one. Mine went on the roadside with a
nice little arrow pointing the right direction and Elder Zaugg's went
on our compound wall! Everybody loved it! I want to send pics but the
internet connection is too slow. I will have to wait to the send the pics. Sorry.... just know that it is super sweet and nice.

Mom I got the packages and they were perfect! Thank you so much! For sure
we will be enjoying this last month! Last night I had some ice
cream and I mixed it with some of the candy and it was so sweet that
it made me feel all nasty, but I loved it ! I haven’t felt that
way for a long time. It was a lot of dairy for my stomach,
which it is not used to all but I can’t wait to down a big glass
of whole milk when I get home. Also I met with the herbalist and he gave me some
cream that had no label on it and he said it would I have
been applying it on my foot and praying that it works. I have no
idea what it is made of :) anyways, love you all and hope you have a
great week! The church is true.

Much Love,

Elder Kade Eppich

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