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.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

1 Year

Hey fam, 

it has been one year since i have seen any of you. That is weird to think about, because it sure doesn't seem like it has been a year.. It is sad to think that it is half over. i am loving it so much here.
This week was really good. Hard of course, but still good. Each day, our plans just seemed to fall apart and we were left out in the hot sun to find new people. Finding people can be super fun sometimes. You never know who will answer the door, or what kind of people you will meet. Ghanaians are hilarious too so there are always some good laughs.

The weather is really starting to heat up, and as soon as you walk outside, you are drenched in sweat. i love it ;) luckily Elder Broadhead has some sweet sun hats that we have been wearing to keep the sun out of our faces.

We watched some of the general conference yesterday. The whole stake came and we filled the stake center. it was really nice to see so many people come. It was funny tho, because when we sat down, we heard the speaker at the conference say, "welcome to the general priesthood session." hahaha the clerk was a little confused, but didn't want to change it, so the whole stake watched the priesthood session. After that the stake president said that all the women and children should all go home and the priesthood should stay, and we watched the Saturday morning session.. ? oh well. I loved all the talks. i liked elder Yamashita's talk, and Elder Holland's talk. His was way sad, but good. Home and visiting teaching is important. Elder Curtis talked about Ghana which was cool. Everyone was pretty excited about that here.

For my one year on Saturday, we planned to burn some shirts and eat some ice cream with Elder Condie, who is also in my TC. And in the evening a recent convert invited us over to eat ampisie which was so good. After that we were on our way home, and as we started walking it began to rain a little, so we started walking a little faster. Then the rain was coming down with force haha we were running as fast as we could to get to the road side so we could get in a taxi. We were running for about 3 or 4 minutes before we got in the car, and by that time we were absolutely soaked hahaha it was really funny.

Luckily the rain stopped and we got to burn our shirts. It felt good, but now i am down a shirt ;)
We have some great investigators that we are working with in our other area. They both accepted baptismal dates for the 22nd of this month! im excited for them.
Also at the conference we saw an investigator who had moved to another area just before we were going to baptize her, but she was so excited to see us. She is going to be baptized in a couple weeks from now. It just felt good to see her so excited to be baptized and to know that you helped someone. I am happy for her too :)

I love this place. I cant believe how fast it is going. I hope i can make the best of it while i can. I love you all, have a great week!


ampisie (no clue if that is how you spell it) boiled plantain with cocoa leaf stew with fish. 

MLC (Borrowed from Elder Peter's blog)

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