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.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Dreaming of a Black Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!!!

I'm really missing the snow right now. but Christmas is the best when you get to give the best gift ever to everyone. it is so great to be a missionary during Christmas time. this last week we had our Christmas conference. we got to go to the temple site and eat a ton of delicious food, and president hill gave us some gifts, and we got to do a session at the temple. it was such a great thing to go through the temple. i have missed it. i felt so much peace.

President hill gave us these cool wood carvings of a sankofa bird. Sankofa in twi means to go back for something good. San means good, ko means go, and fa means back. they are really cool.

Our week proselyting was great! we worked really hard this week. i don't know, we have had such great lessons with such great people, but no one is progressing... it is kind of frustrating. it can be difficult to tell who is serious and who isn't. people are just so polite and they wont tell you that they aren't interested. the last couple Sundays we only had one investigator to church. but she is a referral, so she could be really promising. we haven't taught her yet, but we will see this week.

But all is well in Kasoa! hahaha i don't know why, but water has been a struggle this last couple of weeks. we have had water for i think three days in that period of time, and our apartment is getting so nasty... we cant mop, or do dishes, and i have been fertilizing the field next to our apartment really well, but i am getting good at pure water showers! lol

One day we finished a lesson and decided that we would contact, and the first person we saw was a lady a little ways off of the path sitting on her porch. we started talking to her and asked her if we could help her with what she was doing. she replied, "only Jehovah can solve my problems!" i looked at my companion with the look that means lets just keep going, but he started to walk toward her. we told her who we were, and then explained that we would like to start with prayer. she said, "no just tell me what you came to tell me and leave." hahah at this point i looked at my companion again with the look of please can we just leave! haha (she was obviously a Jehovah's Witness) after that she and my companion bible bashed for about 30 minutes trying to prove to each other who Jehovah was... it was a disaster. she was screaming at us and i was laughing, and then she told us to leave. we got her name, but i don't think we will be going back there again..

Well it sounds like you have had a great week! thank you for all of the pictures! i couldn't see the video tho, the filter on the mylds wont allow it. so that was a bummer. i hope that all works out with the skype this week! if not i will just have to call on the phone. so we will see. there is a possibility that the light will go off. so if it does i will just have to call. but i hope to see your faces!! i miss you all and talk to you soon!! Merry Christmas!!

Love Elder Eldredge

P.S. when did the guy fly to Ghana with my package? was it on Friday? also how much money did you put into my account? just curious. oh ya today i went to the guy who makes the really nice suits, because elder Broadhead went to start his. i kind of want to start making mine in the next few months. he can take a while making the suits, and there are a ton of people coming home around the same time as me. but the suits are 280 Ghana Cedis which is about 70 dollars.

P.P.S. can you make sure that Lisel is at the house when i call? hahah that would be great :)

P.P.P.S. the office elders and aps and president went to Winneba on Saturday. it is going to be a new zone for our mission. we are taking it from the cape coast mission this transfer. so there is a possibility that i could go there. it is a bush tho.. they said that they have to bring a translator with them for every lesson. so that will be interesting. also the Sierra Leone mission opened again, and they are taking some of the missionaries from our mission. so we will see when they will take them, and who will go. it will be interesting.

a member who owns a chop bar gave us lunch the other day: rice with cassava leaves, and cow skin... surprisingly it wasnt too bad. it was super spicy tho!! she like pepe too much haha

i bought a jalavia this last monday along with a muslim mat haha the robe is so comfy!! you get a nice breeze ;)

here is the mat

here is the sankofa bird that president hill gave us. i named him samuel. samuel the sankofa bird :)

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