Dear Friends & Family,
Today we went to Kokrobite (the beach). It was super cool. Though we couldn't swim, it was still super cool to walk on a beach in Africa. It was like the beach they wash up on in the movie “Madagascar”. Palm trees strait out to the white sand. We got some cool sea shells and hung out with some Rasta guys. They all smelled like weed, but were really cool. We saw some fishermen pulling in a net. It’s pretty cool how they fish. They sail a boat out that is basically a giant canoe and throw the net in the water and start to paddle it back to shore, then when they get about 100 meters or so away they get out and there’s like 30 people on the beach pulling the net in a big line and people trying to swim the net in from the sea. I took a video but it is so cool to watch. It was fun to have a fun day in the sun and try give some Book of Mormons to some Rasta dudes.
|Fishing Boats on the beach of Kokrobite and the palm trees in the background.|
|Fishermen with their catch of the day. That one fish is pretty big! I think that is Elder Herrod's elbow in the lower right...it's a little bit white and freckled for a Ghanaian.|
Love, Elder Peters
A few other things that we learned from Elder Peters this week:
- Elder Kaelin has replaced Elder Friday as their new district leader. We don't know any more about him except he can play the guitar.
- He confirmed for us that the "Burying the Chief with heads from people" is real and not a fable. It actually happens from time to time. Crazy?!?!
- He's found a man who does these really cool wood carvings and is going to get his little brother a cheetah.
- He admitted that it's pretty hot there now and he kind of misses snow...but not that much.
- He's been sharing most of the food we send him in packages with people there. Many of them have never had a strawberry. So he shares these treats from American with them and they love it. They ask him if he eats fufu in America? They just can't fathom what life would be like without fufu or banku.