Monday, June 19, 2017


June 13-19

Well I don't know where to begin. It's been quite the week. We had a multi-zone conference, I got to see Kochevar again, we had Sarah's baptism, and I turned in a nice performance at basketball. 

The multi-zone conference was kind of sad. It was the last time I was going to see a lot of missionaries that I've become good friends with. I did have the opportunity to bear my testimony though. Seven of us that are going home in two weeks all had that opportunity. Afterwards, Sister Simpson stood up and said that mine made her cry. It was when I talked about taking off the missionary tag for the last time that she lost it. I wasn't emotional, but I was definitely, shall we say, bewildered. I still wasn't able to wrap my head around the fact that I'm going home. It's such a weird feeling. The rest of the meeting was great and it was good to hear President Simpson speak one last time before I leave. 

On Friday I had the chance to see Kochevar again. He was my companion back in December of 2015 and on into January of 2016. He left for Sierra Leone shortly thereafter to finish his mission so I haven't seen him in over a year. Well he came back with a group of dentists to do some things and I was able to meet up with him. It was great to talk with him and get some going home advice from him. I also had the chance to meet his girlfriend and mother. Sounds like Koch may be getting engaged and married soon too. I'm excited for him. 

The extra time we had between seeing Kochevar, and attending the dentist thing he was a part of, and the multi-zone conference was spent getting everything in line for Sarah's baptism. It went off without a hitch. Granted, we had to do some juggling and work a few miracles but we pulled it off. Our baptist canceled on us that morning and so we had to ask someone else to do it. The font wasn't filled up to where it needed to be but we got really lucky with high water pressure to fill it faster. It was raining all morning except for when everyone was traveling to the baptism. As soon as the service started the rain started again. When it ended, it stopped once more. Then it started up again after everyone had sufficient time to return home. Pretty incredible if you ask me. Sarah was confirmed Sunday morning in sacrament meeting and that was that. A good cap to a good week. 

Today we just played some ball and had fun and what not. Trying to get some last few things before leaving Ghana. Hope you all have a great week and what not.

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