Hello Family and Friends! I hope you are preparing yourself for Thanksgiving and I hope you are all enjoying the cold weather! Thank you all SO SO much for your letters and support, it really means a lot to me.
|How we get around: by tro tro|
|Getting a haircut. Mom couldn't have done it better.|
This week was my first Service Project since I have been out here so I was really excited to go! So our apartment left early in the morning (7:00) and we headed to Akwomokrom and met the other Elders at the chapel and then we started walking to the place. Elder Larsen (One of our Zone Leaders) explained that there was this really old guy who is a member but he can't walk to well and can't come to church and he would like some help with his yard and cleaning it up. So we got to walk to his house. But his house was pretty far ha-ha! We walked out for about half an hour from Akwomokrom! We were joking that the Zone Leaders were making us walk to Winneba (I hope you have a map) but eventually we arrived and we cleaned up this old man's yard. He tried to give us money and he eventually forced it into Elder Larsen’s hand and he said a nice prayer. After the service project we went to an investigator and she was making us FuFu with Light soup! Yummy. So we were excited but she was a little behind, so we sat in the shade, but turns out there is a school right by her home and all these kids started coming around us and then I started to chase the kids (They are afraid of Abrunis) but after that the kids started to chase... ME! Ha-ha it was SO fun! And there were at least 200 of them chasing me and then we played some games with them with the other elders and it was really fun. Finally we had the delicious FuFu with Light soup.
|Elder Harward and his Zone leaders|
|Getting some love from the Zone Leaders|
Elder Harward and Elder Montgomery
Okay so as for Mission News here we go: As of January 20th 20`16 the Accra West Mission will take over the Winneba Stake and its areas. So basically the cape Coast mission is getting a little smaller and the Accra West Mission is getting brighter. I forwarded a message from President Stevenson to my parents if you want to look at it and what it says. But basically our whole zone will be splitting up to new areas for sure in January so that is sad but also exciting because President is opening up new Ares and the work is going to be so great! It will be sad to leave Swedru but I know it’s the Lords will and I am grateful that I get to serve and love all of the people hear and I can't wait to see where I can help more people next.
Elder Montgomery and I are doing well! He is as great guy, and our companionship has grown so much these weeks and we are having so much fun together during the work. IT will be sad to see him go but I know he will be a great instrument in the hands of the Lord.
|This is how we get around. But I wish|
That is about it for this week. I hope you are all doing well. I love you all and continue to pray for you all. Stay strong!
Hello Family and Friends! I hope all of you are doing well, and I appreciate all the letters you send me.
P.S. We also had interviews, one person at a time met with President Stevenson. It was a really great interview and instruction session and I learned a lot. Oh, and on Sunday we had 3 investigators come to church. Paa Joe his soon to be wife Abina, and Matilda. (We actually saw Paa Joe at his shop before he came so small small hopefully he will start to not work on the Sabbath). Unfortunately Vida's baby Marion got burned on her leg due to some hot water, so that's why she wasn't there today but after church we went over to her home and made sure she was okay and she is doing much better! One more thing: On P-Day we had a ping pong tournament and I got 2nd place, pretty cool right?
So that's all from Swedru here in Ghana! I hope you are all doing well and that everything is going well. I love you all and I hope you all have a great week!