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
Maxwell, Emmanuel, Godwin, Godwin, Catherine You might wonder why we have titled the post this week "The Army of Helaman" and then have a picture of 5 young single adults. It has never happened to me, and I believe it is quite unusual to experience what I experienced this week while in Tamale for a … Continue reading The Army of Helaman
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!