The work is continuing to move forward in Ghana. I loved this week so much. This week, we had an awesome couple of exchanges with the assistants and also out in the bush with some elders in our zone. We were also able to have interviews with President Simpson on Saturday. All made for a busy, great week.
Tuesday, we went with the APs in our area on an exchange. It was awesome. i have loved going on exchanges with Elder Martineau. We were also able to teach a nice little family for the first time. They live pretty far away in Asafo, but they have such a strong faith in Jesus Christ. The Spirit was so strong during our lesson with them.
On Thursday, we went out really far to the bush to go on exchange with the Elders in Asikuma. Asikuma is one of the coolest villages i have been to. So far away, you just come out of the forest into a nice town with paved roads. I felt like i was in a Ghanaian version of a Hallmark movie town. I spent the day with Elder Burt. He is a great missionary, and we had a great day. We taught one man who lately has found it difficult to go to any church because they are all so different and he feels like the pastors don't care about him, they just want his money. This gospel truly is for everyone. When we learn of the truths, and ask in faith, we will know.
On the way back from Asikuma we had a bit of a scare. We left town a little late, around 7:15, and it takes about 2 hours to get to Swedru. Not too long after we left town, we had to stop because a semi was parked in the middle of the road. Just seconds after we stopped, we got slammed from behind by a tro tro carrying a ton of corn.. We were parked on a hill facing down, so as soon as we got hit we started flying down the hill, right toward the semi. I don't know how, but the driver had some crazy reflexes and steered us around the semi and we flew into the bushes and came to a stop. Some of the people were a little banged up, but nothing too bad. Elder Wiscombe and i woke up with some sore necks and head aches, but we were blessed so much. It could have been a lot worse. After everyone calmed down, we got back in the tro and made it to Swedru lol
So now a days we are doing interviews with President once a transfer and it is so nice. It gives us time to talk personally with him and ask him questions about the area, and some advice. I learned a lot from him.
On Sunday, our bishop announced that they will be able to move to the new chapel on the first week of March! That will be so great for them. I probably will never worship there, considering transfers are this week and i have been here forever so i will probably leave. But it will be great. I think the Fourth Branch will also get their own missionaries so the work with progress a ton there. Soon they will all have to split again haha. This work is great. I love my mission. I wouldn't trade this opportunity for the world. It kind of sucks to think that i only have as much time as i have spent here in Swedru as i do on mission. This will be the best 7 and a half months of my life!
Just heard that Parker got engaged! That is sweet! Proud of you brother. Bummed i wont be able to be there, but it is alright. I am happy for you and Amber!
I love you all so much! Have a great week and remember, the Savior lives!
ELDER BEN ELDREDGE
|my companion with a dried up camileon|
elder wiscombe broke the radio with his knee when we got hit by a tro. cafra (sorry)