Friday, May 29, 2015

Heya Guys!

Hey everyone!  This week has been good.  It has started raining a lot more this week.  We also had a zone conference which was pretty good.  We were able to receive a few good instructions there.  It was good.  We were also blessed this week to be able to have one of our investigators, Kofi, who had traveled for the last three weeks return.  It is so nice to be able to see him again.  He is a sweet guy and he is already prepared.  
But the week has been good.  I love you all!  Sorry the email is short.  Love you all though!

Elder Walston

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wait.... It's May?

Hey all!  Hope that all has been well for you all!  This week was rather good for us here in the great Assin Foso.  We have been dealing with no water now for the last few weeks so they were trying to get a poly tank raised for us.  So... we got it up lifted the tank onto the stand and realized that it was too small!!!  That thing was heavy as well... so we took another two days trying to get everything fixed so that hopefully we will get some water soon and we won't have to continue fetching it bucket by bucket from the well.  But that was all good.  The work is going sweet here though.  We have everything picked right back up.  One sad part though is that our most progressing investigator, Kofi, has traveled for work for the last two weeks and we haven't been able to meet him.  But we have been blessed with a handful of others who are doing quite well.  One of them, Alexander, when we were discussing about the Book of Mormon more said that he had gone online and got the Gospel Library app and was reading everything... Pearl of Great Price, Book of Mormon and all!  That was cool.  He told us that he know that this is the truth.  He is just a little hesitant about making a commitment.  He is sweet.  He has been coming to church for the last three weeks now.  
So also on Friday we went on exchanges.  Elder Gyansah came to be with me in our area.  That was a lot of fun.  He is a great elder and a powerful teacher.  He is from Accra so he can speak the Twi and that was so nice to be able to meet the people and use it in the teaching.  I really wish that I could speak the Twi fluently enough to teach and get my point across.  Sadly I can only manage to understand what people are saying most of the time.  But we did get this wonderful fufu from our Bishop's family as we were on the exchange.  It was really good.  You know, this last transfer or so I have only been eating Ghanaian foods as I want to eat it as much as I can while I have the chance.  Fufu is a very heavy food and it can get you fat if you eat it too much.  But sadly... I have eaten it that last six days... and not small portions as well and I am still loosing weight!  Oh well... I guess I will come home very skinny then.  But boy do I love a good fufu... it has been rather enjoyable.
Elder Ripplinger and I are enjoying it up here.  One of our recent converts, Ernest, is in the hospital this week because of Malaria.  Sad to see him ill like that.  One member, Joyce has been helping us teach a ton.  Almost every day she has been helping us teach.  It is always greatly appreciated to have people who are willing to help with the work.
Well... I love you all and I hope that you have all enjoyed this email!  Love you guys!!!!!

Elder Walston

We had an adventure tyring to put up a poly tank.  We haven't had running water in like 4 weeks so they put in a stand to help with things but when we lifted it we realized it was too big for the stand and that thing is very heavy.  We had some welders come and fix the stand and now it is up.... not easy

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Hey everyone!!!  Hope that you all had an amazing mother's day!  I enjoyed talking to you guys on Mother's Day. :)  It was nice!  But this week has been a very good week.  It was a big improvement from the previous week... it was actually probably our best week since I have been here in Assin Foso.  But yeah... that took up quite a bit of our week... lots of teaching!  But yeah... we have been working with members and bringing them every lesson as well which pays off in many ways.  They usually feed us and it helps our investigators a lot as well!  Win, win situation!  But yeah... yesterday was sweet as we had a ward family home evening at our chapel.  That was a lot of fun and we had a small number of people show up.  We were supposed to watch a film about how the church came to Ghana but the DVD player didn't work.  It was all good though... Bishop Adu-Gyamphi ended up just instructing us instead.  
So.... I am a man of few words right now since I can't really think of anything else to say.  but I love you all and I hope that you have an amazing week!!!  Take care!

Elder Walston

Monday, May 4, 2015

Talk to ya'll this week!!

Hey everyone!!  This week was good but it was a rather bit slow.  But it was all good.  We were still able to get a bit done this week.  We did do some service this week with a lady who makes and sells bread.  We helped her make the loaves.  That was fun.  They had made the dough and she just had big tins of the bread dough, both tea and sugar bread, and then she would cut pieces of dough and then we would roll them out.  That was fun.
This week we were blessed by the members feeding us.  On Wednesday we had the best kontumbre stew that I have ever had with yam.  But we were blessed with food almost every day this week.  One fun thing that we did with one of the members, with Joyce and the Abu family, is that we got some stuff together so that Sunday after church we could make fufu and all break our fast together.  That was fun.  Except the made us eat a TON.  It was sooo god though so no complaints.  On Saturday we had a Stake Meeting with all of the bishoprics.  They want it so that the missionaries and the ward leaders work together more often.  That was good.  The only downside this week was that I was a little bit sick... I had some runny tummy pretty bad on Saturday, but once I got some meds in me I was as good as ever!  Well I love you all!! Have an amazing week!

Elder Walston