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

No Need to be Afraid

hello America,

this week was great! i don't know how it is possible, but the weeks just seem to go by faster and faster.

This week we have been trying our best to really help our investigators to build their faith in Jesus Christ, through the Book of Mormon. it has been fun to see them read, and feel the Spirit that comes from such a perfect book. There is real power in the truth.

We have some really great investigators that are coming closer and closer to baptism. Five of them came to church this Sunday, and they were all relief society age sisters haha or relief society president is really grateful for us :) 

We were teaching one of the investigators about baptisms for the dead, and he had such a strong interest towards the subject. His dad passed away when he was young, and he loves him a lot. he was so happy to know that it is possible to help him receive the saving ordinance of baptism. He wanted to know how he would be able to do it, and we told him that he would have to get baptized first, and then he would be able to go to the temple to do it. He said that he would need to take some time to think about it, but i just pray that he realizes what he needs to do. 

Getting to work with members has been a big trial lately. it is really hard to see any of the bishopric other than on Sunday, and our ward missionaries all go to school during the day. we are just trying to find a way that works for them to do their missionary work. 

Yesterday, we got to go out with the ward missionaries to proselyte and it was fun. we had four ward missionaries walking around teaching with us like some sort of army of guys wearing white shirts and ties. and at night we visited a recent convert and their family. they fed us kokonte and acpelle with okro soup. it was so good! After that we walked home, and couldn't see anyone on the streets because they were all in the bars watching the France, Portugal game. i am so sad that France lost. i wanted Ronaldo to cry ;) 

We had a really nice lesson yesterday as well with one of our investigators who is living with his girlfriend. we talked about the blessings that come from keeping the commandments. true happiness comes when we do what is right and what our Heavenly Father wants for us. Sometimes it can be hard and scary, but nothing can go wrong when we do what our Heavenly Father tells us to do. We have no need to be afraid, or to hesitate. Everything will always work out in the end.
i love this gospel so much. i am so happy that i came on a mission, and i am so grateful for this amazing experience.

I hope you have a great week. i love you all


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