There is something special about spending Easter in the mission field. There is a focus on the Savior that full-time service brings that is difficult to realize any other way. As I work out on the elliptical in the mornings when we have time, I like to watch Tyler Griffen and Taylor Halverson's Come Follow … Continue reading He is Risen!
On Saturday, I had a few minutes in the evening and thought I would get an early start on this post. I was trying to figure out what to title it. We had been north to Sunyani, Techiman, and Tamale for zone conferences and interviews and to be honest nothing new had really happened, so … Continue reading Screeech!
I think it is hard to explain how much joy comes to a full-time missionary, especially those serving as mission leaders when General Conference time rolls around. We spend nearly all of our time focused on learning and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, primarily to missionaries. We pray for them, we interview them, we … Continue reading Conference Joy
There were so many things that happened this week it is hard to pick which one to highlight. However, we loved our trip to Sefwi Bekwai on Sunday. The landscape there is beautiful so I stopped on the road and snapped a picture of the fog hanging onto the mountain in front of us. The … Continue reading Bekwai
President and Sister Appianti meet President and Sister Nelson at the 2018 Mission Leader Seminar One of the highlights of the week was our District Conference in Obuasi with Elder Patrick Appianti of the Seventy. Elder Appianti is a 36 year-old Area Authority and former bishop and mission president. He is also the Operations Manager … Continue reading In the Ways of the Lord
Elder Boamah, Michael Odoom, Elder Degelbeck Four to five months ago we were at the Bantama Stake Center. I walked outside and I saw a man that I thought was a member and asked him his name. He said he was Michael. As it turned out, he was not a member at all, but came … Continue reading Michael
It was a week of zone conferences and interviews. University and Konongo on Tuesday. Dichemso on Wednesday and Bantama and Asouyeboa on Thursday. We also received one missionary back to a member district and sent one out from another. The missionaries performed a service project at each of the stake centers, cleaning and mopping the … Continue reading All In!
What a difference a week makes! Last Sunday we were in the far northwest corner of Ghana and this Sunday I was in the far southeast corner of Ghana. In between we had two zone conferences and 54 interviews. Total miles traversed by land and by air, about 550. I have to say the air … Continue reading Wa to Accra
This week we finally made it to the last corner of the mission, a place called Wa. Wa is the capital of Wa Municipal District and the Upper West Region of northern Ghana. The population is over 100,000 people and the Muslim population is significant. The town includes several well-known churches and mosques, including the Wa-Na Palace. It is also the … Continue reading Wa!
The title of this weeks blog post was a toss-up between two very different parts of the week. The first part was transfers and that went from Sunday evening until Saturday morning (and we still have a missionary to arrive on Friday and one in two weeks). We had so many things happen that were … Continue reading Sunyani Revisited