About Me

My name is Ben Jamison Eldredge and I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For the next two years I will be sharing my testimony of the Gospel with the people of Ghana.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

A Delayed Baptism

wow, india sounds crazy! i thought the drivers here were insane, but that takes it to another level. the flight around everest will be so amazing!! that sounds like a dream. almost everyone here cooks their food over an open fire. they just set there pot on top of this little thing that holds wood. but mostly they just deep fry everything. or they make banku or foo foo. but not too many people have stoves or ovens. 

This week was a good week. i am trying to remember all that happened. weeks go by so quickly and things are often just a blur. but it was a pretty ordinary week. just teaching plenty people and finding new people. it is always so funny when we go up to someone to try and contact them and they turn out to be muslim. haha they dont want to hear anything we have to say. which is also really sad. i didnt realize how lost people were. i went on an exchange with elder broadhead in his area, and we basically just contacted all day because their area was suffering. but i swear everyone we tried to talk to was muslim. it makes me so sad that they are so lost in their beliefs. it also makes me wonder how many of them know that what their family believes isnt true. if you are born a muslim and you decide to convert to Christianity, your family kills you... it is so sad. i have seen so many people that i just know that they know that what they grew up believing isnt true. and they just cant do anything. but i know that someday they will all get there chance. our Heavenly Father loves each of us more than we could ever comprehend. i am so grateful for the plan of salvation, and for the knowledge i have of the gospel. i wish i could teach every muslim here haha. i love this gospel and i know with all of my heart that it is the only true gospel. i have gained such a deep love for the scriptures. i cherish my personal study and look forward to it every day. i love this gospel. being a missionary is the hardest thing i have ever done. but even in the short time i have been a missionary my life has been changed. i am so happy to be a missionary. i love seeing other people realizing the truth. and finding there way through this tough journey that life is. 

I was so sad on saturday because i was supposed to baptize L-----. but that morning her dad sent her to Accra to pick something, and she didnt make it back to kasoa until like two hours after she was supposed to be baptized. by that time the bishop and the first counselor both left, and we couldnt perform the baptism. but oh well i guess, this week she will be baptized.
also this week for church we got to watch two sessions of general conference. it was so nice. even though i had already seen it, i loved listening to the prophets speak. even three of our investigators showed up! which was pretty surprising, but i was so happy. we should have plenty baptisms coming up soon! 

I got my package!! thank you so much! i couldnt stop smiling all day, and i enjoyed so much candy haha. dont worry i still have some :) i am going to send some pics today! but i dont know how many i will be able to send because the computer is being super slow. but i love and miss you all so much. 

love elder eldredge 

[Note regarding the pictures:] just some pics from this last week or so. that first picture is banku and pepeay. it is not good to me yet.. haha then me and my companion, our zone, and just a pic of elder yao and elder fryar that i thought was cool. sorry it isnt much, but this computer is being difficult.

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