Sounds like a good and sad last week in Nyenasi! It's always hard to say goodbye to the people who you love and care for. So far, Elder McGuire has served in two areas in Ghana. And, as always, he's still smiling!
Wow so much news!!!!! that is so awesome about krissy and i know she is going exactly where the lord needs here! shes not the only one moving! im getting transferred tomorrow! im going to a village down in cape coast called aba krampa. im gonna be with a Ghanaian named elder Adjovan. He is cool and ive met him before. I am also going to be the district leader too! im happy because last time i didnt feel like i did a very good job so this is my second chance:)
This week was awesome for me! im sorry i dont have much time but ill try to get everything! So on tuesday morning we helped a guy rip out all of the cabinets in our kitchen. they are going to replace them to try and get rid of the rats. when we pulled out the cabinets we found 10 dead rats rotting. they had all died from the fumigation a couple weeks ago and they were smelly! later that day a little kid told me he had something special that he wanted me to buy from him. i asked him what it was and he pulled a tortise out of his bag! so of course i bought it! he told me how to cook it, and me and elder bannerman brought it home and cooked it over a fire! haha it was sweet! and yes it actually tasted good! we ate it with rice and mushrooms. it was sweet! i know im crazy!
wednesday we had a missionary fireside for all the members and they came and were able to ask questions about anything they wanted. we had the Schiffmans come over and help us out and it went really really well. we taught the members how to share the gospel with their friends. after we were done we grabbed a couple things and the schiffmans took us to praso. they took us to their house and made us dinner and it was sooo goood! then that night we stayed with the elders in praso.
Thursday we woke up in the morning and all went down to cape coast. Elder Vinson of the quorum of the seventy came and he instructed us all about our purpose of missionaries and about working better with the members. it was sooo incredible and i learned a lot! i cant wait to study more about what he taught us.
Friday was an amazing proselyting day. we taught a ton of lessons. studies were amazing and we just had fun being missionaries. when we came home we found a spider in one of my shoes that was as big as my palm and im not exxagerating this time. it was huge! easily the biggest one ive seen out here!
Saturday we woke up in the morning and had a program with the young men. We played soccer and it was soo much fun! they all showed up an hour late but we were still able to play a couple matches. After the games we were super tired but happy. we had 3 nonmembers come and hopefully they will bear fruit soon. Saturday we also found out about transfers so we were freaking out about all of that.
Sunday was a good one for the last i will have in nyenasi. Church was great and the lessons were awesome. the whole day was full of goodbyes to everyone. the same yesterday too. its always so hard to leave the people you grow to know and love. but they will always be in my heart.
I promise im a good missionary and we have been proselyting in between all of this other stuff and we have been making great progress with people. we have 2 young men preparing for baptism at the end of the month and many others coming along. Elder bannerman has his work cut out for him here!
the answer to the movie quote! Hercules! i quote it everytime we fill up our tank from the well! hahaha.yes preston does sound like someone we all used to know;) hopefully he will be a little smarter than that other kid;) thanks for the package! i cant wait to get it! sorry my time is going! but ill email you next week and hopefully some pics will be with it!
i love you all so much!