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, March 21, 2016


Hello fam,

Wow, this week went by so fast. i am just trying to think of what happened this week, but it was like one big blur..

Sorry this is getting to you so late, today we got to the cafe around 3 and then it started to rain super hard and the light went out.. so we waited for about an hour and a half until it let up and they tried to use a generator, but for some reason it didn't work. so instead we walked across town to a different cafe. it is a super nice place, but it is also expensive.. oh well, what can you do haha
this week has been great! we have stayed super busy and sometimes i have to rethink what day it is. it honestly feels like as soon as you wake up in the morning, you are already getting home and going back to bed.. haha it is like a sick game or something. but i love it ;)

we have kept a lot of the same people in our teaching pool, and they are all doing super well. it is nice to do weekly planning on Friday and after you are done, you are completely booked! every 30 minutes we have another person we need to see. i don't know how you all did it in Europe lol i would have such a hard time not having so many people to teach.

We found a girl while walking down the street a couple of weeks ago. we were just walking down the street, and she called to us. haha it is nice, half the time the people will contact you, instead of the other way around ;) but anyway, she just moved to Dansoman for work, and the place she came from she was being taught by the missionaries there. when we first talked to her it didn't seem like she had been too interested, but we talked with her on Thursday, and it was more of an unplanned lesson. one of our investigators told us to go and come, and she popped up into my head. so we went and just had to trust that the Lord would guide us through the lesson and that we would know what to say. i started the lesson and practiced my 'how to begin teaching' skills.. they definitely need work, but as i was talking to her, i just knew exactly what i should say. it was for sure 100 % by the Spirit. long story short, we didn't teach her a lesson or anything, and she now has a baptismal date, and we filled out the baptismal record with her right there. miracles happen. God is alive.

Sounds like the Provo temple dedication was awesome! i can't wait to see it when i get home. on Wednesday, we had to go to the temple site again because elder Lokutshu had to pick something up from someone there. when we got there, he was in a session, so we got to just sit in the temple and look around for a while. it was soooo nice! i wish we could go to the temple more as missionaries. the Spirit is so strong there it is incredible. and the Ghana temple is so beautiful! you feel almost like you are in the most peaceful jungle in the world. i love it so much. temples really are the best place to be, especially when you are there with people you love.

On Sunday, we woke up and left to go to church early so that we could pick up some of our investigators and drag them along with us. haha i was determined to get someone at church. we attempted to pick up three people but each of them weren't around... so we just went to church. i was so sad while we were walking there i just wanted to give up. AND THEN WE GOT TO CHURCH AND SIS. R---------- WAS THERE!!!! yes, the same one who told us that she was a prophetess came to church!!! and an hour early at that! i wanted to cry when i saw her i was so happy! she enjoyed too, haha the relief society celebrated and gave everyone cake and biscuits and drinks haha she came on the right Sunday.

Anyway, it was a good week. the weather isn't too bad as we are starting to move closer to the rainy season, so it is nice.

Ghana is great, and Elder Ben is great.

I love you all! i will try to send pictures, but i don't know how many. they are loading super slow.
have a great week!!!

Love, Elder Ben

Our bishop is a head-master at a school. and he let us come over today to play ping pong and football at the school. good times.
my team won in football, of course ;)

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