High Hopes

This week was the last week in the fastest transfer of my mission so far. Time is just the strangest thing. I am not sure if I will ever get used to it. Sometimes the days seem like weeks and the weeks like days and the months like minutes, it is interesting how that is so backwards.

Elder Jorgensen and I went to the harbor near our area to look for food last Monday and I got to see a huge swordfish! They just hauled the swordfish off the boat onto a big wagon which was pulled past us. To me it felt like an unfortunate time for all of this to happen because someone called us over to ask us some questions so I didn’t get a picture of it. The swordfish was cool to see.

Yesterday we had another successful baptism. We baptized Brother Dey. He is one of our investigators that Elder Jorgensen and I contacted our first day together as companions. Since the day we met he has been progressing really fast. Brother Dey has been really enthusiastic about learning. We had our first lesson with him at his house. The second time we planned on meeting with him we had a really busy schedule so we asked him to meet us at the church to teach him. He was fine with that idea and came (that doesn’t happen very often). Apparently he liked meeting us there better because there were not as many distractions and it wasn’t loud. He asked to meet there from that point on. That worked awesome for us because we live next door to the church. Along with the baptism we were able to confirm Reuben and his family so they are now officially members. We have high hopes for their future and are excited to see who they all become.

I was also able to read the talks you included in my package they were all great, so thanks for that. Well I hope you have a good week.
– Elder Orton

Elder Orton took this picture while picking up food at the harbor near their area

Elder Orton took this picture while picking up food at the harbor near their area of Tema New Town


Elder Orton found this caterpillar at the church in Tema, Ghana

Elder Orton found this caterpillar at the church in Tema, Ghana


Baptism day in Tema

Baptism day in Tema

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