Monday, January 25, 2016

"This has gotta be the good life, good good life..." -One Republic

Dear Family,

Thank you so much for writing me every week. I just wanted to say that, I am so grateful that you guys write to me every week. 

Elders Peters and Herrod eating sugar cane

So on Tuesday I had an eventful day. I had called my taxi driver George on Friday to come pick me up at 6 to go to Presidents house to pick up my new companion. I got up at 5:15 and went to get cleaned up. Only to discover that our poly tank ran out of water. I had no water, so no shower. I bought some pure waters and took a sink shower. Then my taxi driver was late so I went to pick another taxi to go get Elder Broadhead from CP (about 10 minutes away) then my taxi driver called and said he was coming and I told him to meet us at market. So and hour later he came and picked us up and we started on our way to presidents house. We were the first missionaries there. Then we got some instruction from President on some stuff and I got assigned Elder Scott Herrod (yes the one a lot of you that are reading my emails went to junior high school with, ill talk more about him later). I gathered some apartment supplies and grabbed his bag and took him out in front of president’s house and called my taxi guy. Someone answered the phone and said, "Oh this isn't George, George got thrown in jail for insulting a police officer." I laughed, said very funny George, that’s a good one, so we will be waiting at the place you dropped us, ok?" then whoever was on the line got super ticked off and said, "NO THIS ISN'T GEORGE! George is in prison...” and hung up. So my taxi driver got thrown in jail. But it was ok I just picked another taxi and we got back just fine. But it was a pretty eventful morning.

So Elder Scott Herrod is a super cool kid...

Monday, January 18, 2016

"Everyone's lost but me" -Indiana Jones

Usually when I post Elder Peters letters I try to edit them for readability.  You will notice that there are places where I'm not doing a very good job of correcting his grammar, I'm doing that on purpose because he is starting to converse and write the way that Ghanaians talk and I want to leave that flavor in his letters.

In his other emails today we learned that:

He'll be training a new missionary, he'll get his new companion tomorrow.  Don't know anything about him yet.

He has not received a new bike yet, but says that he's enjoying walking because it gives him more time to talk to his companion and get to know him better.  

Mirror selfie...with his "Super-suit" on
Dear Family,

Monday, January 11, 2016

"This pop isn't workin', Benny! I'm bakin' like a toasted cheese-It's so hot here!" - The Sandlot

Dear Family,


I bet that you are all freezing in Utah. The weather is hot but nice here. Kasoa is very dusty though. We have changed the routes we usually take on the main roads and gone on some back trails because they aren't as dusty.

Elder Peters looking forward to getting a new companion...only he doesn't know who it will be???
So we got some transfer news this week. I will be with a ward missionary for 1 week and elder Varo will go to Asum in the Abomosu zone. He is excited to go to the bush because everything is very cheap. I will miss him. (We found out in other emails that Elder Friday will be the new district leader in Kasoa and that Elder Peters will be working with a Ward Missionary from Kwabenya for the week.)


Monday, January 4, 2016

"Our lives are made in these small hours, these little wonders, these twists and turns of fate." - Matchbox 20

Sharing dinner from a communal bowl

This week Kaylin sent Elder Peters a letter asking if he could recommend anything specific to his younger bro. Josh to help him prepare to serve a mission and some of the advice that he sent is too good not to share.  He wrote: