Email sent Monday 9 Aug 2010
i have alot of stuff to tell you today! Transfers are today! i dont know if anything is happening yet because we still havent gotten the call, but im assuming that i will know sometime during when i am emailing you so i will keep you updated on that. I dont really wanna get transfered, but at the same time i kinda do. it is always good to get a change, it gives me more drive and also breaks up the monotony of things, so we will see about that.
Right now my apartment is a huge construction zone! they are redoing pretty much every room in it, and tiling the stuff, we are getting "carpet" in each of the bedrooms, which will really just be a big rug, but it will be nice. the place already looks alot nicer, they finished tiling our big front room, and now they are destroying our hall place and our kitchen haha. so maybe i will see the finished project, but maybe i wont. i don't really know whats gonna happen.
So the infection that i have been having is totally gone! there is no more pain anymore, and i am actually finished taking the antibiotics for it! what a happy day, now i can actually go outside and not have fear of getting terribly burnt. i did actually bring my umbrella with me a few places but never got it out to use it because it was pretty shady here last week.
The head thing hasnt gone away though, so in one of the many phone calls that i have had to sister sabey in the past couple weeks we started talking about my headaches, and she said that this has happened before to some elders, so what the doctor said to do is to take 800mg of ibuprofen 3 times a day, for two weeks and see if that helps. so i started that like two days ago. i am hoping that it works, because sometimes the headaches are ok, but sometimes they are like migraine headaches and it is just really annoying to have a headache all of the time.
The Elders in Accra were convicted of their charges, we got a text from president a couple of days ago, one was sentenced to 10 years and the other to 7 years, so that is definitely a big deal.
Right now we are teaching alot of people out in a small town named Kotwi. we have one family of members out there and they are giving us tons of referalls of friends and we have really been working hard on a few people. This sunday we will be baptising a maybe 40 year old man, 50 year old woman, and her 8 year old daughter. those are the only ones that are totally prepared right now, but hopefully in the next coming 3-4 weeks we should be able to baptize 3-5 other people out there too. This one lady we will be baptizing sunday is named Grace, she doesnt really speak english very well, but she can understand it really good, so we teach her in english and then if she is ever having questions or contributions she will tell the member that is helping us teach, or me. and then we will translate the question for elder lunt. haha. she is seriously really cool, and has been prepared really well by this family. last time we met with her we asked if she had any questions and she said no, and then, in twi, she basically went on to teach us lesson one and lesson two combined, i understood but elder lunt was kinda lost haha. but she is solid and she is definitely prepared to be baptised so im excited for that.
We are helping a man rebuild his house after his house burned down maybe about a year ago or so. so basically we have just been there to do alot of the physical manual labor. i havent been feeling that good lately to help alot, but we have hauled a ton of dirt, i used a pick axe for a while to take out a concrete wall, and stuff like that. it is fun but really tiring. ill send you pictures sometime about it.
that topic brings me to my next concern...my camera has stopped working. i dont know why, it is like it is jammed or something. the lense is all the way out, and it wont close, and when i try and turn it on it makes this noise like it is trying to move but is stuck noise and then stops. so i havent been able to take many pictures for a little while and its kinda making me annoyed. maybe im not meant to have a camera out here or something haha. i dont know what to do about it because i dont know how to fix it :(
This last week the Bantama ward that we are serving in split. it was getting to big to hold all of the people so they split it into two wards, two wards for 4 missionaries. so we had our first time for the two wards yesterday and that was alot of church! haha, but eventually we will make it into 1 ward for 1 set of missionaries and the other for the other companionship. that is just a work in progress though.
well i hope that i have answered all of your questions.
well i love yall, have a good week
Next are other responses to emails as we were on together:
***yaaaaa so guess what! oh today we actually played football, and then we played volleyball afterwards.
so you know how i said we were having transfers...well president sabey just called me and guess what.. im going! haha im going back to Takoradi! to be in the Takoradi apartment! my new companions name is elder Gibson ive never met him before but he's american, and i will be the district leader down there. im actually kinda pumped to go down there! Takoradi is sweet, so i should enjoy it i think :)
***I will try the stuff with the camera. and i dont really know if the infection will come back. so ya.
its not the same area as before, this time i will be in Takoradi Takoradi, like the main town part of it, right by the stake center with the full grass football pitch :) haha im excited for that! and to see people i havent seen in along time. im not sure who else is in that apartment...but it should be cool
***There is a ton of transfers going on right now, its actually kinda crazy haha. the camera could have gotten dust in it, but i havent ever dropped it or anything so i dont know whats up with it.
Email from Elder Joseph (former companion)
It has really been a nice time i had in kojokrom and also my new area is graduadully grow fine and now i am begining to enjoy the place but unfortunately i will be leaving the area this transfer to another area called assin foso so i will be leaving
but i have really learnt a lot from this area and am sad to leave so soon
i am doing powerful well
have a wonderful week