Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Hello everyone!  I hope that you all are doing well.  Things are going good here in Ghana.  This last week was a hard week proselyting though... lots and lots of walking.  A lot of appointments kept falling through, but we were able to make do with what happened.  We have been working with a young man named Benjamin, but sadly this week he has been really sick as well as a few of our investigators.  But yeah... it still went well.  One of our members, Gloria, went and helped us all day twice this week.  It was sweet to have her help, but I felt bad because we walked so much.  She was so exhausted at the end of the day.  But yeah... at least the weather has been nice and cool.  A member also made me and Elder Mckeon these cool art pieces... she calls them pyrography which is just a piece of wood that she uses a sautering iron to draw on.  She drew the picture of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus and it looks really cool.
One interesting news that we found out about this week is that there has been an ebola outbreak in West Africa.  We have heard that Sierra Leon and Liberia are closing their missions so we are getting 20 new missionaries this week.  That will make things interesting for this mission.  It will definitely increase the size of the mission a bit.
We also had a zone activity yesterday.  We have two Tongans in our Zone so we wanted to roast a pig... so instead we decided to roast two.  Yep!  Yesterday we had some nice pig with some cassava... it was rather good.  Took a long time and it was really hard since we didn't have any water and power had been off since Sunday morning, but that just made it a little bit of a challenge :)
Well... I was thinking back on a talk this morning that was about a scripture in Luke 17. "Remember Lots' wife." It talks about when they were leaving Sodom and Gomorrah how they had been told not to look back, but Lots' wife looked back and turned into a pillar of salt.  We can take it not as just looking back, but rather want those things that we have left behind.  Don't wish that we can be back in 'Sodom and Gomorrah'... don't want the things of the world even though we know that they aren't correct.  Find yourself faced upon the truth and the goodness in the life that each of us are in and look forward.  Look to the bright future and know that all the happiness and joy that we can experience is not found within the world or 'Sodom and Gomorrah', but rather within the gospel.
I love you all and I hope that you have an amazing week!  Take care!
Elder Walston

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