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
Together in Ghana
Christmas in Ghana 2022
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
True or False?
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?
Christmas Tree Shopping in Ghana
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
Techiman District is Formed!
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
This weekend we held the Tamale District Conference. Elder Patrick Appianti, our Kumasi Coordinating Council Area Seventy and a man we have grown to love and admire presided at the conference. The “More Change” part comes from the calling of a new District Presidency. For the past three years, Gabriel Gakpo has served as the … Continue reading More Change
On Saturday night we did something quite rare for us. We went to a choir concert that was sponsored by The Celestial Evangel Choir Ghana. It was to start at 5 pm, but actually got under way about 5:25 pm. It ended about 9:15 pm. There were quite a few choirs who sang, but the … Continue reading MAGNIFICAT II
Humjibre on an early Sunday morning is about 3 hours southeast of Kumasi. So we awoke very early and were on the road by 5:20 am. We stopped and picked up President Obeng, my first counselor in the mission presidency and then drove the 134 km (83 miles) to Sefwi Bekwai where the Humjibre saints … Continue reading Humjibre