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, July 18, 2016

Drunk man, Drunk Raven, Everybody is Getting Drunk up in Here!

Happy Monday, everyone!

I didn't think it was possible, but this week went by even faster than last! Time flies when you are having fun!

This week, i was able to go on two exchanges with two of my best friends in the mission. It was a great time. The first exchange, wasn't really an exchange. Elder Vandehei just came to proselyte with me and my companion for the day. It was a lot of fun to talk with him and proselyte together. Unfortunately, he had to leave us a bit early to do some AP stuff at the office. But it was fun while it lasted.

The second exchange was with an elder in my district, named elder Lambson. He is a really fun guy and we laughed most of the day. We had an encounter with a very very drunk man hahahaha we were just walking down the street and as we walked passed the man, he stopped us and asked us to help him. He was listening to music on his phone and he accidentally hit the pause button, and was too drunk to remember how to press play again hahahahah so he gave me his phone and i pressed play for him. Immediately he started to dance and sing hahaha then he took his head phones off and put them on Elder Lambson and told him to dance, and then did the same thing to me! Then i pressed pause again to see what would happen. He got really sad and looked like he was going to cry and so i pushed play again. He went back to dancing and singing hahaha then when we wanted to go, he gave us the biggest group hug haha wow, i was laughing so hard! i dont think anyone else saw what was happening tho, because they just acting like we weren't even there. it was hilarious. 

Later, we were leaving the apartment from lunch, and there was this raven just staring right at us and walking toward us. So instinctively, Elder Lambson found something to throw at it... lol he missed and started to run at it. The raven tried to fly away, but flew straight into the wall.. He walked over to it and it didn't try to fly away, and he just stood there puzzled. Then he tried to pick it up and it flew right into the land lord's car! The alarm was going off and we were chasing down this raven. finally Elder Lambson caught the bird and i snapped a few pics and we put it outside the compound. Crazy bird hahaha 

This week was a lot of fun! Plus our investigators are all doing really well! G---- came to church yesterday almost 30 minutes early! She said that she doesn't even have a desire to go to any other church again. She is just waiting to give birth in a few months and she will be ready for her baptism. She might be the most prepared investigator i have ever had. Her friend O----- is also doing great! She wants to get baptized, but she needs to find another place to live apart from her boyfriend. But her testimony is getting stronger and stronger each day.

This work is great. I am so blessed to see with my own eyes the changes being made in other people's lives. I know that the Lord does amazing things through small and simple means. No effort is wasted and everyone means something great to someone. You never know who you might influence, but you should know that you influence more people than you know. 
Thank you all for the amazing influence that you have in my life. i am so grateful for each and every one of you.

the gospel is true


4th of July Hike

These people had a lot of trash to burn

City Lights

4th of July Hike

Elder Lambson and the Raven

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