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.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Good Times in the River

Happy Monday everyone! 

This week was so fun! i feel like everyday was filled with just unexpected random moments one after the other. it was great!

So to start we suffered small from not having any light for the first half of our week haha. it went out last Saturday night, and we couldn't figure out what was wrong because everyone else in our flat had light, but we didn't. it was frustrating to say the least. so we went to the electricity company on Tuesday morning to try to figure things out. we waited, and waited, and waited. finally after three hours we were helped and they wrote down our address and our phone number and said that they would call us and come fix it. when they finally called they said they couldn't make it that day... so we suffered another night in the heat trying to sleep through our own sweat. 

The next morning we went back to the electricity company, but no one was there because it was a public holiday... ugh so the next day we went back and waited again. there was one crazy old man that was freaking out hahahah it was pretty funny. he was screaming and running around like a mad man telling them how crappy their company was. i was just laughing because that is exactly how i felt, he was just willing to show it haha. 

Finally they took us in their car and came to our apartment and within two seconds the problem was fixed and WE HAD LIGHT. i yelled with excitement :)
just another example of how pain never endures when you do what is right. but if you don't do the right thing, your pain will continue. weird analogy, but true! 

We also had a good time in the river this week! haha because the rain fell so much last week, the water level was so high that it took out the bridge we take to get to the forest. so this week we just had to roll up our pants, take off our shoes and go :) i can't complain :)

Our investigators are all doing really well! we have three baptisms coming up this month! so hopefully they will all continue to keep their commitments and continue to progress to be ready for the biggest day of their lives as of yet. We also have been teaching this guy who is a part member. he is actually the only member of his family that is not a member. not sure why, but we have really had a good week with him! we gave him the book of Mormon, and everything completely changed! he told us how he read and prayed about it and didn't realize what he was missing. and how amazing it was! i was so happy to hear that because he was a bit of a struggle before. now, he will know for himself what he needs to do. i was so happy!

There was one night where we were riding our bikes home from the forest, and it was dark and unfortunately our bike light died.. so we were riding a little blind. one of the roads we went on was being worked on and there were large piles of small rocks and sand on one side of the road. luckily for me i saw it at the last second and was able to avert it, but my companion wasn't so lucky. hahaha he hit it dead on and stopped him in his tracks hahaha he wasn't going very fast so he wasn't hurt, but i think i pulled a muscle from laughing so hard. we continued down the road a ways and i saw another rock pile so i moved over. i thought my companion saw it too, but he didn't.. hahah for the second time is less than five minutes he ran into two rock piles. i was dying.. 

So that basically is my week. pretty exciting right? jk there was so much else that happened i just cant contain it all in this email.

i hope you all have a great week! i love you all so much!



p.s. haha oh ya, last week you wanted to know about my apartment. i don't know where to start haha it is pretty crappy. if you can imagine what a meth addicts house would be like, you could get a good idea. that is how i feel inside it anyway haha. but its okay, because we don't spend that much time there. and the water is on, so its okay.

new investigators 

the river we crossed just this time we took the long way on our bikes

my magic malt collection begins. stay tuned for next week

ga kenke and shito... i dont know why this stuff even exists haha so bad.

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