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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, April 4, 2017

So Little Light, Made Up For

Hey everyone,

this week was cool. I think it was one of the most different weeks i have had on mission though. We didn't have a normal proselyting day until Thursday, and we were really busy doing other stuff. It was nice on Thursday to finally get out there and teach and help people. The beginning of our week was pretty dark, but by the end of the week, it was pretty bright. 
Got some pizza to celebrate 18 months in Ghana

Our light went out on Monday, so that day we tried to put more money on our card (it is pre-paid here) but when we got to the vendor, they told us that there was a fault in our card, and we needed to go to the main office to get it reprogrammed. Unfortunately, by that time, the main office was closed, so Monday night we slept in the dark and our apartment suddenly turned into a sauna.. So Tuesday morning, we had to go with the ap's to the doctor for my companion, and on the way back they dropped us off at the electricity place so we could reprogram our card, but they told us we needed our meter number. Finally after going back to our apartment, getting the meter number and reprogramming the card, we went to buy more credit, and... right when we got there they turned off the lights and said they were closing... So, we had no choice but to go back to our dark, hot apartment. We tried sleeping outside, but that didn't work, because our neighbors were up till 3 am making noise. Plus, my body is covered in mosquito bites lol.
Thank goodness we got our light back on Wednesday.

Emile is progressing so well! I haven't met anyone so prepared to change their life and accept the gospel. Things just make sense to him. He wasn't able to come to conference on Sunday because he had to pick up a friend coming from Liberia, but he did come to mid-week and he brought one of his friends! We watched a video about how the church came to Ghana and it was great. We are hoping to baptize him in a couple weeks on Easter weekend.

Someone drove their car into the gutter.. don't drink and drive.
We were super blessed to watch some sessions of conference yesterday. We watched one of the Saturday sessions, the priesthood session, and the Sunday morning session. They were all great. We have some great leaders to follow. We are so blessed to be able to listen to living prophets and apostles of Jesus Christ. I loved Elder Sabin's talk about standing up on the inside. I thought that was a cool analogy. Even though we may have tough times, or things around us may be deteriorating, we can still stand for what is right, and be an example. 

I also loved Elder Holland's talk about how everyone belongs in God's choir. Everyone has a place and a duty. I love when he said, "Come as you are, but don't plan on staying that way." If we allow Him to, God can change us into something better than we are now. I know this is true. 
So the light we received at conference made up for the light we didn't have at the apartment ;)
This gospel is true. It is the only way to a better world. I am so happy to be here and to be able to share the message that will bring us home. 

I love you all, have a great week!

Elder Ben Eldredge  

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