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

All In!

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!

Wa to Accra

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!