Monday, June 19, 2017

"I was caught away into an exceedingly high mountain...” - Nephi

The missionaries in Elder Peters area who will be going home soon.

Dear Family & Friends,
I had an awesome week this week and I think I’ll start with today while it’s still fresh on my mind.  (Usually he writes short letters to his family before writing his bigger letter)
This morning I had planned to make the 3 hour trip to Accra to visit some people in Lartebiokorshie. I got up this morning and there was a text on the phone from the Asamankese Zone Leaders asking us if we wanted to come and climb a mountain with them

Monday, June 12, 2017

"Rock of Ages, still a' rollin" - Def Leppard

No photos again this week, but one of Elder Peters former companions posted this image on Facebook that we'd never seen before.  
Dear Family, 

This week we ate some pretty giant balls of fufu, taught the gospel, spoke some small Twi, it was a good week, but kind of a hard week. 

So I made some cool connections with my name this last week. Peter comes from the Greek word "Petros" which means stone,

Monday, June 5, 2017

"All we have to do is decide what do with the time that is given us" - Gandalf

Elder Peters SD card reader has rusted from all the humidity and the computers in the cafe he goes to in Kade keep giving him error messages that it wont recognize his SD card, so we may not get any new pictures until he gets home...dang!
So here are some older pictures just for fun...

Dear Family, 
On market day last week we found a former investigator that I lost track of. We always taught him at his friend’s house (also one of our former investigators) but he stopped us and showed us where he lives and asked us to come and visit with him. That was pretty cool. 
This week was District Conference at Asamankese and we were hoping to have an investigator that we found in Akwatia come,

Monday, May 29, 2017

"He's a rootin' tootin' cowboy from the wil' wild west!" - Toy Story 2

Dear Family, 
My week was hard, in that we were just really tired at the end of the day, but it was good! 
On Tuesday we said goodbye to Elder Ofosu Hene and Elder Beya, I will miss those guys. Elder Ofosu Hene didn't get transferred far and I will actually see him this weekend at a District Conference. My new companion Elder Parker is sweet! He came from a place called Odobeng, which is much more bushy than Kade. He was there for the first 6 months of his mission and as come here to Kade, his second area. He comes from Rexburg, Idaho

Monday, May 22, 2017

I've lived life to the fullest, let this boy die like a man. - Bon Jovi

Elder Peters and his son Elder Herrod.  (He wasn't able to send any photos, so I'm just posting this because they got to spend some time together this week.)
Yo Family,

I just finished reading all your letters for the week and my family is FULLY AWESOME!
There is a whole new vocabulary that you will learn when you serve a mission. A member of our branch pointed this out to me but we have our own missionary “Pidgin English” here in Ghana. Things like "finished, cha, chae, FM,

Monday, May 15, 2017

"But the Lizard? He is going to die" - Rango

Brandon's catch of the day with his makeshift, Bear Grylls style, fishing pole.  Also pretty impressed with Elder Ofusu Hene's green ukulele. Looks like a fun P-day

Dear Family & Friends,

So we had some fun adventures this week. Lots of teaching, lots of trying to find new investigators.

On the roadside women will cut up these giant "yams" and fry them in vats of oil, it’s a typical lunch that we eat. Usually they serve it with ground pepper. This lady happened to be selling avocados as well and so I bought one and put it inside of the bag and squished it up with the pepper and had a guacamole and fried yam lunch! It was awesome!

Monday, May 8, 2017

"I'm just too white and nerdy" - Weird Al

Elders at zone conference. Elder Peters looks pretty dang nerdy in this photo!
Dear Family,

The Biggest news of the week is that we Baptized Kwadwo and Derrick! It was a great service and i got some good pictures! Unfortunately Emmanuel couldn't make it to his baptism but we are planning for another one next week, so all is going well in Kade!
The baptism of  Kwadwo and Derrick! Such an awesome picture!!!