Email sent Monday 6 September 2010
Hello my name is Quinton Petersen, i am your song... haha ya. This week was really pretty crazy, because we were having those leadership training sessions in cape coast on tuesday wednesday and friday. so those days i left the apartment at 630 with the zone leaders and we went to the trotro station and just hopped into a trotro to go to cape coast. so i took 6 hour long trotro rides this week, i really dont want to be in a trotro again for a while now haha. but the meetings were good. president sabey and the assistants talked about some focuses that the mission will be having and some of the changes that the guys up top have made. it really is nothing different, but it just focuses our efforts on some parts of preach my gospel that will help us to be more effective, so all in all it was good. plus i got to hang out with a couple friends i hadnt seen in along time. Elder Bahme, and Jackson. so we had fun there. but seriously going there and back all the time totally wore me out it was really crazy. so my companion was on splits with the other 2 missionaries in my apartment while i was gone. everything went well
wednesday Julius and a guy named francis were baptised it was cool. we had maybe like 20 people at the baptism and that was a pretty good turnout.
My scriptures are kinda starting to fall apart, so i decided to buy a small quad BoM. it cost 67 cedis, so ya its kinda expensive but i needed a new one. the binding of my old one is kinda falling apart. i ordered it so it should be here within like two months or so.
i got in a bike crash this week. i kinda ran into a ditch and just ejected off the bike. my companion said i made it look really smooth and like a meant to do it. haha i didnt get hurt.
Yesterday was a really sweet day on mission. i was on splits with Elder Evans, and we went to my church where julius and francis were confirmed, and then we went to elder Evans church. then after that the elders at Kojokrom were having a baptism, and the sisters had been teaching that investigator and it finished the goal for them so we went. it was way sweet to go back to kojokrom. i seriously love that area. everyone in the church remembered me and all the little kids were screaming my name. it was way cool. then the baptism went well. after it me and my comp went and saw a few other people i knew around there. it was really cool. i went and saw the Sam Family, the family i baptised right before i left, and when they saw me the wife jumped up and just yelled my name and ran at me and gave me a hug, haha. it was really cool to see them again, so ya kojokrom is a sweet place
i havent gotten your letters yet
(We asked Quinton about the mission's focus to be more obedient to the mission rules and this is his response.) so as far as that stuff about the ipod and stuff, ive already given it to Pres Sabey, so thats not a problem. i only have 3 girlfriends out here, so i have to dump them now and that made me kinda mad :) haha i hope you know im joking about that. i dont have any music anymore cuz everything i had was on my i pod. but elder tracy has a bunch of motab cd's so thats ok i dont need anything like that
my headaches have gotten worse lately. im taking about as much ibuprofen as the give a small elephant when his tusks start to grow in. haha ya, me and sister sabey are trying to figure out whats wrong but were not sure. maybe it will come in time...well i havent had mtn dew in like 2-3 weeks now so thats definitely not it. sister sabey said it might be a virus thing, but we dont know :(
sister sabey has been calling the mission doctor about these things, so its not like im doing something that is really gonna hurt me because the doctor is the one telling me to do this. if it is a virus there is basically nothing that we can do but, she said that it might just go away. i dont know. they have a chiropractor in my area, maybe ill talk to her about that sometime soon. i might start running one time a week with our apartment so maybe that will help, all this stuff i really dont know, im just hoping it will get better.
oh PS we played football against the Abura Zone today, and guess what we won 6-3. ya! ha i scored a goal as well so it was cool. it seems like physical activity makes the thing worse though, cuz right now it is a splitting headache
i drink tons of water, so i dont know. ive been talking to sister sabey alot and she calls me alot so ill bring these things up next time
Email received from Elder Joseph (former companion)
We had an all African service project day where all the member of the church in west Africa carry out service for other so for this one we join the branch we are serving with to do the service and it was a nice experience for us as missionaries but as we proselty we sometime do unplanned service with both member and investigator
the branch do most of the teaching in my current branch we just go there to contribute to their lesson also we don`t hold any responsibility
our Area is small so we don`t use bike we walk
how is the family i hope all is well have a wonderful week and greet your family for me