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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Middle of a Drug Deal

Hey everyone,

this week was really rewarding, and our area is doing great. The days are going faster and faster and faster. I can hardly remember what happened this week, but i have nothing but great feelings about it.
Gyan was supposed to be confirmed this past Sunday, but i made a rookie mistake and left his baptism and confirmation record at our apartment and Bishop told us that we will have to do it this coming Sunday. I felt so bad for Gyan. Sorry Gyan. We will make sure he gets confirmed along with Bro Wisdom this coming Sunday.

We started teaching a young sister named Angela recently who is doing really well right now. We contacted her mother a couple months ago when i was with Elder Udo, but she owns a small restaurant and is super busy all the time, so we started talking to her daughter. At the beginning of our lessons with her, she was having a hard time understanding what we were teaching and we really struggled knowing what to teach her so she could get it. After we taught her about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon, we read with her from the Book of Mormon in Mosiah 3:5-12 which talks all about Jesus Christ and his mission here on Earth. We were going to share the reading by taking one verse each and taking turns, but she loved it so much that she just read it all by herself. The Spirit was strong, and you could tell she definitely felt it. From there on she started getting it a lot easier. She kept her commitments and her faith has noticeably increased since that day. Sometimes i take for granted what i have, and sometimes i forget how great of a blessing it is that i get to read from the Book of Mormon and study about the Savior from it every day. There is so much power in the Book of Mormon to change people and to feel the Spirit. I am going to do my best to never take for granted God's blessings in my life.

Mom wanted to know the funniest thing that happened this week, and there were many so it will be hard to put one down but i will try. On Thursday, we were walking through the heart of our area where there are tons of small pathways and closely packed houses and TONS of people. As we walked down a narrow alley way we had to squeeze past two guys, who just so happened to be right in the middle of a drug deal... we got really scared at first, but then they just looked at us, laughed and greeted us. We tried to act like we didn't see anything, and walked away holding in our laughter until we got around the corner and then we let it out. Ghanaians are really nice people :) was that funny? or have i been out too long?

We finished off the week at the Munro's house (our office couple). They fed us sloppy joes and milk shakes and finished it off with some fudge brownies. I basically inhaled the sloppy joes they were so good. By the time i got to my milk shake i looked like a two year old slurping on a straw trying to get the last bit of chocolate out of the bottom of my cup with my face covered in sloppy joe sauce. No shame. I think i might die from the food when i get home.

Hope you all have a great week! The Gospel is so true and i love it here!



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