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, June 20, 2016

Good Night, Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite

what's up y'all?

This week was great! it was a bit crazy with baptismal interviews in Amasaman and then an exchange in Ofankor with the zone leaders, which means our area got a little abandoned for a couple days, but all is well!

Our investigators are still doing well! haha we have one sister who was supposed to be baptized last week, but during her interview she had some questions that we thought we resolved a long time ago, so the zone leaders thought she needed a little more time. then the next day on Sunday she came to church and asked us if it was still possible to be baptized that day... hahah what the.. so hopefully she will be ready for this coming week!

I got to interview someone whose parents are traditionalists haha it was pretty cool. I'm pretty sure they do joojoo at their house, but the investigator was awesome!

I was super blessed to go on exchange with the zone leaders this week. On Thursday night we went to their apartment and slept over there. when i went to go to sleep i laid down in bed and immediately my whole back, arms, legs and neck were on FIRE.. haha i was scratching and scratching and couldn't figure out what was going on. i thought about moving to the ground, but who knows what will come feast on my body if i do that, so i stayed in bed. at around 1 in the morning i finally fell asleep from pure fatigue and just slept through the fire. i woke up with some blood on my back and big swollen parts on my hands and arm. i know now why they always say, don't let the bed bugs bite.. they suck.

But the exchange itself was so good! i learned a lot from Elder Miller. he goes home this transfer and he gave me a lot of advice on how to stay motivated and diligent through the tough times. i was really happy with our day, but i will never sleep on that bed EVER again.

We only had one investigator at church this week. turns out she has been coming to church for the past 8 months, and we had no idea she wasn't baptized, so my companion went to her house on Sunday after church to teach her with a couple of our ward missionaries and at the end of the lesson i looked over at one of them to have him say something and he was out on the couch! hahahaha it was so embarrassing, but luckily the investigator just laughed it off. we all left the house quietly and he woke up and noticed no one was there.... hahahahahaha he ran out and came after us lol it was great.
we had transfer news this weekend, well, some people did. no one in our entire zone is getting transferred.. i think that is the first time in Ghana Accra West history. but i am happy to stay here in Achimota.

President Snow is leaving this week. i feel like he just got here, but so much has changed since he has come. and now things will all change again with president Simpson. i am excited and nervous at the same time. should be a wild ride.

I hope you all have a great week!!!!


Elder Ben

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