In 1973, the Carpenters released a song titled "Yesterday Once More". I must have listened to that album 100 times that summer of 1973. And while the song had to do with listening to "old songs" on the radio, there are a few lines that we can apply to this week. Those were such happy … Continue reading Yesterday Once More
On Sunday we drove the 2 hours 10 minutes to Sunyani where we participated in a branch conference. We left Kumasi at 6:30 am and arrived at 8:40 am. The traffic was light, but just over half way there we encountered quite a bit of dense fog. Not that unusual for this time of year, … Continue reading Sunyani
This post covers Jan 2-8, 2023. We had transfers this week and that means it has been very busy. Today is Friday, January 13, and things have finally slowed down enough to get this post written. The week before transfers is when we finish interviews with the missionaries and schedule meetings over Zoom because we … Continue reading Righteous Use of Technology
The title of the blog is indicative of two major storylines this week. The most important is the Kingdom rolling forth. On Sunday, we attended the Nkoransa Ward in the Bantama Stake where our mission driver, Alex Cobbina, is the Bishop and has been for 9 years. It was at this meeting that the Pakyi … Continue reading The Return of Harmattan or The Kingdom Rolls Forth
The week running up to Christmas found us holding the three zone conferences in Kumasi. We followed the same format as the two from the previous week. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, we started at 9:00 am and finished each day around 4 pm. On Wednesday and Thursday, I interviewed 8 and 4 missionaries respectively. … Continue reading Christmas in Ghana 2022
This post covers the week of December 12th - 18th. Last week we began our December Zone Conferences. We left Monday morning shortly after 8:00 am and arrived in Tamale just before 3:30 pm. We made a short stop in Techiman at the Thompson's where we used the washrooms and then "saddled up our horses" … Continue reading True or False?
On Monday, we drove over to China Mall to see if we could find a small Christmas tree for the Steinmetz's since we would be leaving on Monday of the next week for Tamale. China Mall is an interesting store. Think of a Wal-Mart where everything is made in China and is cheap, generally both … Continue reading Christmas Tree Shopping in Ghana
Perhaps a bit of a unique title for our blog post this week, especially during a regularly scheduled transfer week. But it is appropriate because this past week we did something we have not done before. For those missionaries returning home, Elder and Sister Case from the Area Office, who are serving as self-reliance missionaries, … Continue reading Self-Reliance
On Sunday morning we arose early, leaving at 7:00 am and making the 2.5 hour trip to Techiman for the creation of the Techiman Ghana District. The four branches in Techiman were created in 2014 and have slowly been building strength in order to become a district. This was both an historic and much prayed … Continue reading Techiman District is Formed!
On Saturday morning, we left about 6:15 am and traveled to Bibiani for their fall district conference. Our visiting Area Authority was Elder Samuel Annan-Simons, who serves as the recorder in the Accra Ghana Temple. It was such a wonderful and refreshing two days. Even though we were tired from having traveled for 9 days … Continue reading Bibiani Revisited