Snippets

This week we had to get really creative with scheduling. Elder Bofando and I had three baptismal interviews and the sisters had four. Originally we had them scheduled on different days, but the zone leaders called informing me of a change in plans. They needed to do interviews for some other Elders and needed to come do our interviews a day early. The baptismal interviews that were assigned to me were now scheduled at the same time that the zone leaders would be interviewing our baptismal candidates and the zone leaders needed us to show them how to locate the place. We made them all work out. Anyway, I am out of time sorry. But this week was good. We had a great baptismal service and church meeting. Today our entire zone hiked to the falls.

I am sorry that I am not sending any more. I don’t have time and everything is going wrong with this computer. I have not yet typed much because my computer freezes when I click.

[Editor’s note: The internet cafes in Ghana do not always have electricity, reliable connections, or good computers. Sometimes the keyboards are in French. Some computers have viruses which have ruined the flash drives and photo cards for some Elders. Here are some snippets from our Mothers’ Day call:]

  • Question: What’s the weather like?
  • Answer: It’s difficult to describe the heat. The temperature of the air is not very hot but the sun is very, very strong. It stronger in Ghana than even Liberia. It feels like I am standing in a microwave.

  • Question: How much biking do you do?
  • Answer: I figure that we average about six miles a day.

  • Question: How do you find people to teach?
  • Answer: We are getting more referrals from members which are often successful—member referrals are always better than making contacts on the street.

  • Question: When was the last time you really laughed and why?
  • Answer: We were sitting in a room and the power was out. A fly was going all around the room and we couldn’t get him. I told my companion about a fly at my friend’s house and how I shot him with a rubber band. I saw a rubber band on the table and picked it up and shot at the fly and hit it on the first try and killed it. We had a good laugh.

  • Question: Can you tell us about a miracle?
  • Answer: The one I am thinking of right now was while I was in Liberia. We just contacted someone who wanted to meet with us. He told us the area he was in. Suddenly he came into our minds and we thought that we should try to find his house. We walked straight to his house and walked to the back of his house and he was there. He said he had read the pamphlet three times. That scriptures kept coming to his mind from Daniel about the stone cut out of the mountain without hands. Then many miracles kept happening with that young man. We kept running into him at just the right times. We had very good lessons and it was nice.

  • Question: What is your favorite smell in your area?
  • Answer: There are some flowers outside our apartment that give off a strong scent that is very, very, very nice. It is like what fabric softener is trying to do.

    The Damtse Family

    The Damtse Family


    Elder Orton loved these cool thorny trees

    Elder Orton loved these cool thorny trees


    It is hard to see how big the trees are in the left picture but this helps put them in scale - see the missionaries in the lower right hand corner. The picture on the right is the Tsenku Waterfalls located in the Dodowa Forest falling on stratified rock.

    It is hard to see how big the trees are in the left picture but this helps put them in scale – see the missionaries in the lower right hand corner. The picture on the right is the Tsenku Waterfalls located in the Dodowa Forest falling on stratified rock.


    Our Zone at Dodowa Falls

    Our Zone at Dodowa Falls

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