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.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Adventure in the Bush

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!! God bless America. i miss my country so much, but Ghana is still pretty great! 

This week was sweet. they are playing the euro league this week tho, so it is difficult to see anyone in the evening time because everyone is watching football. i love how into football everyone is here. its almost like another religion or something. we still beat them last time we played them tho ;) hehe they always get so frustrated when i remind them of that fact. it hilarious :) U.S.A.!
Everything here in Achimota is going well. Our investigators are all doing great and we have been blessed to have a really concentrated group of investigators. For sure it is because we have gotten some great referrals from our members. 

We had a baptism this week as well! sorry i don't have any pictures... but Sister Lydia Larbi was baptized! she was a miracle. it is funny how sometimes you feel like you don't have to do anything, people have been so prepared all you have to do is fill the baptismal font. haha 
She came to us one day out of no where and said that she had gone to church a ton of times in a different area of Ghana and that the missionaries were teaching her before. i guess the missionaries that were teaching her got taken out at the same time and they white washed the area, because she said she was supposed to get baptized but the missionaries just stopped coming and then she moved. but now she got dunked! haha she is such a sweet woman who will be strong in the church.
we also had some other investigators there to witness the baptism, and after it was over we were talking to them and one of them said that when Lydia got baptized, she felt so good, and she said that the Holy Ghost spoke to her and told her that this was true. WOW! just another reminder that this is the Lord's work, and i am just here to help him as best i can. The only thing that is keeping her from being baptized is that she is living with her boyfriend.. so we have to try and either get them married, or move them apart. keep them in your prayers please :)

We got to meet our new mission president and his wife this Friday. They are way cool! They don't look like what i imagined, but they are so nice and i felt like they truly cared about all of us so much. i had no idea that Sister Simpson was a Samoan. it is crazy that i am on my third mission president.
this morning, we had an adventure in the bush. we had a zone activity in a place called Nsawam. they have a large hill that they call a mountain that we climbed! it was so fun! i have never witnessed such thick bush in my life. the trail that we took (when there was trail) was just big enough to put your shoe on and the rest of it was just think bush and trees. the whole time is was paranoid looking for grass cutter traps, which are just like mini bear traps that people set all over the place. we made it to the top and couldn't see anything because of all the trees, but there were some small areas along the trail where we could get a good view of the Eastern region of Ghana. it was so beautiful, and the weather was perfect! we were walking through a cloud the whole time almost, and on the way down it started to rain really hard! i was so happy :) i conquered Nsawam "mountain"
thank you for all the prayers and support! i love you all so much! have a great week!

Love, Elder Ben

P.S. i got the package!!! thank you so much! i love you :)

Here is my church

i fell down on my bike.. it was bound to happen considering my front brake is the only one that works.. 

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