Monday, April 25, 2016

Book of Mormon Stories

April 19-25

Well here we are after one more week. It was pretty good. Had a lot of fun and did some good stuff. This week we were finally able to get Mercy and Sammy confirmed. They weren't able to make it to church last Sunday so we had to wait until this week. Mercy's mom is also doing great. She's so anxious to learn and has asked us to come every single day to teach her. We brought her a Book of Mormon stories book on Saturday so that she can study the Book of Mormon better. Things couldn't be better here in the camp right now. On Saturday we are hoping to baptize at least Florence and Christian but Sarah might get baptized as well. We got to play some basketball this week and one of the kids we play with came to church on Sunday. It was fun to see him there enjoying with his friend. We played basketball today at the temple as well and then went to circle. It was a pretty good day. Well sorry this is so short, next week I'll lengthen it up. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Baptisms & Ball

April 12-18

It was a good week. It started off rough with an exchange with the zone leaders though. Tuesday night I went to stay at their apartment with Elder S. He's a good guy but really hard to get along with and so for most of Wednesday he was mad at me. However things picked up. With the exchange we were able to get some interviews done for a baptism on Saturday.

 I was really stoked for the baptisms. Mercy, Sammy, and Bernita were all baptized.  Mercy is a 16 year old girl who has grown up in the camp.  Her dad is a member already.  We have started teaching her mother and sister as well and hope for their baptisms this month too.  I was here for the entire teaching process of Mercy so seeing her get baptized was incredible. 

On top of an amazing baptism Saturday morning, we went and played basketball with an investigator that evening. There is a court in the camp and this investigator and his friends have wanted to play against us for weeks. The basketball is helping us build friendships and teach these men.  

We also taught a 17 year old man named Christian last week.  We were teaching him about prophets and the restoration of the gospel and he asked right then if he could be baptized.  He came to church with his aunt this week and said he knows this is the church he needs to join!  The Liberian people are so humble and seem to have a different thought process than the Ghanaians.

Next week we have a unique service opportunity.  We are traveling to a farm in our ward.  We will be weeding cassava (yams) crops using cutlasses (machetes).  I have come up with 3 reasons why I love the camp more than the rest of Ghana. 1-Basketball. 2-Liberians. 
3-Liberian Food. I'm in love with the camp and hope I never leave. 

Monday, April 11, 2016


April 5-11, 2016

Not much going this week. My companion and I were both sick MondayTuesdayWednesday,Thursday, and most of Friday. We had either food poisoning or malaria?!  We did get out Friday evening and Saturday. We saw those we are preparing for baptism this next Saturday. Not only will we get them baptized this week but to the temple the next Saturday. We have 16 people prepared for baptism.  I'm in love with the camp and Liberian everything. Liberians are hilarious. Ghanaians have the weirdest sense of humor ever but Liberians actually laugh at funny things. The Liberian food is 10 times better than anything else. My favorite food so far is palm butter and fried beans.  They play basketball here. Food is cheaper. Also Liberian girls are a little easier on the eyes. Everyone here is ready for the gospel too. I'm so excited to be here. Not only for the people but my companion and Wallin. We have so much fun! We play a game while we walk where you have to kick a rock through the others legs while walking. We keep track of points all day and then days won too. I'm just loving my mission right now and I'm hoping this set up here lasts a while. That's all for my week.

Monday, April 4, 2016

The Camp

March 29-April 4

Sorry guys this will be short. So I'm in my new area now, Buduburam. It's a Liberia refugee camp just west of Kasoa. It's such a sweet place. Some people have been here for 20 years now. Just this week we ended up with 14 people committing to being baptized in the next 4 weeks. Elder P said that when he and his old companion were together they were struggling. Yet as soon as I came everyone wanted to be baptized. That's the power of transfers right there. So far we've had a great time. My new companion is awesome and so are the other guys in the apartment. It's great to be here with Wallin. On Saturday we went to the beach after a service project. We have lots of service opportunities here.  They have better food here than anywhere else in Ghana.  That's mainly because I have fallen in love with Liberian food!  It's awesome here. We teach about 8 lessons a day in the camp.  The women and men's roles are reversed here.  The women primarily work and the men do not work.  The men have a hard time finding jobs.  We play cards with all the Liberian men and everyone In the camp knows the missionaries. I hope I get to stay here a while. I'll give you guys more details next week. 
Beach near Kasoa
Elder Wallin (another southern utah boy:Enterprise, UT)

Dinner with the Kubi family last night in Amasaman