Email sent Monday 5 July 2010
ha last week was kind of a bad week and i was sick of things so that is why i might have sounded angry or mad. ive gotten kinda homesick these past couple weeks, but im better now, and so everything is cool. im finally sending you pictures! The first one is my and elder lunt outside our chapel and the next one is a baptism that we had just yesterday with a husband and wife that we baptised!
Right now i think that i am getting a boil on my nose, which kinda stinks, but hopefully it will go away soon! thought you would want to know about that.
This week was good, i forgot to tell you that last sunday we had a Baptism and we baptised to girls, and this week we had another one and baptised a husband and wife. This last baptism was seriously heaven sent, because as you know the goal that we have had of baptising a husband and wife, well the goal ended just yesterday. Everyone in our entire mission was finished with the goal except for 2 missionaries. Elder Jackson and Valentine. now me and elder lunt have been working with this husband and wife trying to get them baptised, and they really wanted to there were only some marriage issues that were preventing them from doing that. Elder lunt was able to talk to president sabey and work all of these things out so that elder jackson and valentine were able to teach them and baptize them! so on the last day of the mission goal the goal was completed in our area! it was sweet, and they were so happy. this couple had been coming to church for a little more than a year now! so seriously the man was almost crying after i felt priveleged to be involved in their baptism. so we had to do a ton of scrambling to finish this goal, but we got it done. it was cool.
Happy fourth of july, last year at this time i had the swine flu...cool huh
my headache hasnt fully gone away and i don't know what it really is. it was actually really bad on saturday night, and i was sensitive to light and everything it was annoying. today it is alot better, but it is still kinda there..annoying. My ankle is pretty much better now too, i played football on it today for like four hours and everything was ok so it was cool.
last week on Pday we made cake! elder Rappleye who is a dutch oven master found out that we could use coals and just normal pots and made cake, so as a district we made cake it was really cool. i didn't eat any though cuz i wasnt hungry lol but well be doing it again soon so i will then! Elder Rappleye is training a new greeny and he is way green its funny. American missionaries when they first come out into the field are hilarious because their just so awkward, but hes a cool guy i like him.
i havent gotten the package yet but i think that i will be getting it on thursday because we are having zone conference on thursday so hopefully i get it then! im excited for that. i forgot to look and see how many contacts i have so i will do that this week, ill even write it in my planner so that i remember to do it!
and ya sorry i forgot about fathers day dad, people don't celebrate that here, i don't know why cuz dads are cool, so sorry. i have come to the decision that i wanna buy a car when i come home... but thats along ways away. but i still think i want to so you should look for good deals for me :) ha
is that a happier email for you this week? ha i hope so! oh and yes i do like getting austens emails, its nice to hear what he's up to.
i love ya family, enjoy my birthday this week without me! ill be the big 20, no longer a teenager! sweet
Following are answers to emails that went back and forth this morning as Quinton was still on the computer.
***ya im still here, im not really sure what the whole headache thing is about, ill ask them about it. ive been taking some ibuprofen some, but it doesnt seem to help. its not a huge headache, its just kinda there always... frustrating.
thanks for saying happy birthday. i knew you didnt forget lol
***(I asked if they have to follow up on converts)ya we continue to see people. sometimes it depends on the person, but we try and keep seeing them for like 3-4 months after there baptism. there are activites that go on, i think in tuesday, and then they have institute 2 nights a week.
***the boil is gonna go down tonight! im gonna crush that thing, no matter how bad it hurts, its gonna be popped soon, then illl clean it or something lik that. not really alot happened with transfers last week. im still here, our apartment is still the same. im thinking next transfer alot of stuff will happen though. well see!
***there is some golf courses, but they are not legit at all haha there funny. there was one in takoradi and it had the wholes in the bunkers lol. its actually been really cold in kumasi lately with the rainy season! its sweet. im gonna die here when it gets hot again. i wish i could go golfing. thats one thing, we will be doing soon after i get home!
Email from Elder Joseph (former companion)
So Sad for Ghana
it was really sad to hear that the only Africa country in the world cup is 'out but with all all w think now is to baptize a football finding so we just pray that those we have contact should progress toward baptism that will be the only thing that will make the world cup a memorable one for me
Some of them have been serious and after their baptism they keep coming to church but many of them want us to followup with them to come to church and that make the work somehow stressful but that has been part of our duties. we have been following up with some of them and they are progressing
In Kojokrom we have been doing some service as District and as a zone and they are great ones but as we proselyte we still do some service to the people we teach and those are some of my wonderful experience as missionary
For this transfer i have been ask by our president that i should go to a new area in cape coast and right now i am on a city called Abura as a District leader and this is my first time to act in this calling and i think the apartment i am living right now is one of the worst one but there is nothing we can do but have to manage it
i think that kojokrom apartment is really nice and i really miss takoradi but the people here are nice becos most of them can speak English and some of the investigator are progressing and that make me like the area on like kojokrom
Thank also have a wonderful week