On Sunday of this week we traveled to Techiman. We left around 7 am and arrived about 9:15 am. In lieu of having four branch conferences which are difficult to schedule due to the distance and the fact they all meet at 9:00 am in different buildings, we decided to have a combined branch conference. … Continue reading Techiman

Press Forward, Saints

So many things happened this week, that it is hard to find a main highlight. We had missionaries completing their missions, new missionaries coming in, missionaries from member districts departing for their missions and a missionary who has returned with honor from a mission in Nigeria. In addition, we did leadership training for new missionary … Continue reading Press Forward, Saints


What is the best way to recharge when you are serving as mission leaders? The answer is to attend a mission leader seminar with the Area Presidency, stay in a hotel on a beach, enjoy the companionship of 16 other mission leader companionships, and eat food prepared by and cleaned up after by someone else. … Continue reading Recharge

He is Risen!

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!

Conference Joy

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


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