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, July 25, 2017


From July 17th

Hey everyone,

Exchange with Elder Paulsen
Things are sweet here in Accra Newtown! We had a really solid week here. The weather was great, and one night I even slept without the fan on. I might just be used to the heat though, because it was still 83 degrees. We spent a lot of our time trying to find new people to teach, and we were super blessed with some cool new investigators. We also got to do some service on Tuesday, which was really fun.

Tuesday morning, we woke up and went to one of our investigators place to paint their restaurant for them. It took us about four hours and now their chop bar (restaurant) is looking good ha. After we painted for them, we walked across town just in our normal clothes to grab our clothes from our wash lady, and we talked to a ton of people it was amazing. No one was even running away from us! Maybe we will have to proselyte in street clothes for a few days, until they catch on to who we are.
This week we had two investigators tell us that they prayed about the Book of Mormon and about Joseph Smith and they know it is all true. Such sweet moments when they said that. Unfortunately, both of them have obstacles that are holding them back from getting baptized right now. Probably one day down the road they will come and be ready.

On Sunday, we were desperate for investigators to come to church, so we woke up early to go and get them and bring them with us. We got to two of our investigators and they were just waking up and said they would get ready and come, so we went to church without them, and they didn't come.. That was a shot in the heart.

I went on an exchange with Elder Paulson this week and it was an adventure. I am super grateful he is here and that we got to work together for a day.
Ghana is a great place, and i am loving my mission. I am excited to see what this week has in store.
have a good week!!


Painting project, shirtless man in the back..
Serwaa's Birthday

Elder Paulson's first fish in Ghana! He was a little sick after ha

Grandma's Birthday

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