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, February 8, 2016

Lucky Monkey

Hello everyone! 

This week was great! a lot of wonderful things happened. we have been working hard and trying our best to be the best missionaries possible. Our teaching pool is growing and growing. And people are progressing. we are lucky to have the chapel in our area. we have had at least two people at church every week. we are preparing 5 people to be baptized! one will be baptized next week and hopefully two more by the end of this month or the beginning of next month. we are working with a couple that is so ready to be baptized. they just need to get married. they have been saving money for a long time to pay for the wedding, and they are planning on getting married by the end of this month. i am happy here.

We are teaching this family (a mother and two daughters) and we told them that they should pray and ask if Joseph Smith was a true prophet. when we went to follow up on them they didn't have time for us to sit down, but i just asked them if they got the chance to pray. one of the young daughters told me that they did. she said that when they were praying together the daughter said "if Joseph Smith was a true prophet, please show us a miracle" and then she said that after they said amen she saw a sparkling ball in the air... haha i was a little confused so i just said, "so.. was that a miracle?" she said yes! hahaha i thought it was awesome! the gospel is true!

On Thursday we were riding our bikes on our way to see an investigator, when we saw a member at her shop, so we stopped and started talking to her. then i heard my companion say, "ahh can we play with it??" I didn't have any clue as to what he was talking about but then i looked over and saw a small monkey!!! it was just a baby, but we fed it some banana and held it! he grabbed me with his foot, and it was the weirdest thing.. his foot thumb wrapped around my thumb! haha so that was cool.
then on Saturday we were teaching one of the people we are getting close to baptism with. as we were sitting there outside, her grandfather came out and caught a chicken, took it a few feet away from us and slit its throat allowing it to bleed out.. haha it was nasty. then we sat there and watched them pluck off all the feathers to prepare it to be cooked. hahaha GHANA... lol gotta love it.
things are going great here! the gospel is true! i love being a missionary so much.

Sounds like you have had a great week! glad to hear that you had a great time together celebrating Haley's birthday and watching the super bowl! (happy birthday Haley) that is cool that you saw President Robinson. he is awesome!
thank you for visiting Lisel and her family, and making those things for her! she loves you guys a lot. ah i am sad that i will miss Bryce canyon this year! i love that trip so much! you'll have to update me on how everyone there is doing. and ask wade what his plans are! tell them that i say hello and to email me!
congratulations Cole! that is super exciting!! i am happy for you captain crack sparrow! lol love you man. i am sad that i wont be at the wedding but i am so happy for you.
Me and lucky the monkey!
hope you all have a wonderful week! i will keep you all in my prayers. love you all!
The Beach

this is kenke. probably the nastiest food in Ghana. we had it prepared for us a few weeks ago, and while we were eating, i just couldnt take it anymore. luckily elder wilcox (an elder in my district) had a plastic bag in is shoulder bag. when carefully placed it inside making sure that no one saw us and then we went outside and threw it as far as we could hahahahha it is the worst.

i shined my shoes for the first time about a month ago.. they needed it bad if you cant tell hahaha

Here is my companion: Elder Sakala

The Bush

Elder Eldredge 

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