we had an awesome week here, and were super blessed to be able to find some new people to teach. The Lord is here in this area helping us out so much. While we are working hard to get new people and teach them the best we can, they are taking their sweet time to progress. They will come around though. Slowly.
My area. The temple is straight ahead in the distance.
You can see it from the place we were,
but i don't think you will be able to pick it up in this picture.
This week we were pretty busy at the beginning, getting ready for our zone training. The training went well. We talked about the importance of the Spirit, in teaching, and also helping others recognize for themselves that they are feeling the Spirit. Sometimes we expect too much, or to have a big answer to our prayers, but God still wants us to work, and to trust in Him. I think that is why it is a still small voice, because if you don't listen, you will never hear it. A lot of times our investigators feel the Spirit, but they don't recognize it to be the Spirit. So we all learned a lot about how to recognize the Spirit, and how to help others do the same. It was great.
This week, we were trying our best to find as much as possible. We were able to find a lot of new investigators which is great. It is always nice to have people to teach. We are super blessed here in Ghana to be able to have so many people all around us who are willing to listen. For example, on Saturday we went to visit an investigator who is having a hard time keeping commitments. When we got there, he was asleep so we just went down a couple doors and knocked. A man opened the door, and without us saying anything, he pulled out two chairs for us, and one for him and sat down and said, "who is going to pray?" lolol That was the easiest new investigator i think ever..
Sunday was a little disappointing, no one showed up for church. I mean no investigators came at least. We didn't even know what to do at investigator's class haha. They will come around tho. Just unlucky that everyone wasn't able to come the same week.
After church on Sunday, we were going to a member's house who lives in Nima. One the way we passed by this house with a big wall around it, and it was really loud, people were playing music inside, and there were a ton of police guarding outside and what not. Turns out it was the president of Ghana's house.. Yep, he lives in our area. I hope he wants to learn about the Restored gospel, because i am going to knock on his door one day. I hear one of the guards is a member too, so maybe he can get us in ;)
Sometimes we get to talk to muslims. They are really nice and usually have good questions. But most of the time, they are just not interested. We aren't supposed to teach them either, unless we have written consent from their guardian or parent. This is for a lot of reasons. But usually if missionaries have a chance to teach them, they just do it, but we are currently not teaching any muslims.
I'm loving it here so much. Each day is fun. I am getting along with my companion really well, and we have a good time together. He is super funny. This work is true. Jesus is the Christ and He lives today. He loves you too.
Have a great week!
ELDER BEN ELDREDGE
|Another view of my area|
Can you spot the temple? Just the top though