Monday, October 31, 2016

"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." -Steve Prefontaine

Hilltop view of Gbawe (ba-whey). This is considered "the city". One of those amazing elders is Elder Tohouri.

Dear Family & Friends,
One night as we were walking home it was dark and we were on a red dirt road with lots of puddles from the rain. There were abandoned unfinished buildings and bush covering the sides of the road. In the distance I could see lights peaking out above a cluster of plantain trees. I could also hear a lot of noise. it reminded me of that part in Jurassic park when the dude with the British accent is showing the main characters the Velociraptor cage

Monday, October 24, 2016

"Quit yer cryin' or I'll give you somethin' to cry about!!" - A Christmas Story

That is a big pile of plastic bottles!

Dear Family & Friends;

Transfer week.

Elder Peters is headed to the Gbawe (pronounced bah-whey with a very subtle 'g' sound in front)Ward in the Kaneshie Stake.
Elder Prescott called me on Sunday morning to thank me for a short note that I wrote to him just to tell him that he was a great example to me. This is his last Monday and on the phone his voice started to waver a little throughout our conversation. He said, "You'll really feel the love people have, and how much you love them when you are going home one day" That didn't put me in the best emotional mindset to go to sacrament meeting and bear my own goodbye Lartebiokorshie testimony.

Monday, October 17, 2016

"It's where my demons hide.." - Imagine Dragons

Dear Family,

Saturday mornings we usually go to the chapel to clean it up for church the next day. this particular Saturday we went and there was a man who was about my height, thin, had a scraggly beard with yellow hairs in it, wearing a dirtied up lab coat and a hairnet with cargo shorts pacing back and forth on the stand. (Our chapel is really open, almost outdoors). He walked kinda slow and it almost appeared like he was floating like a ghost, back and forth. We were kinda confused about this and were trying to figure out what to do with this mad man. He grabbed the pulpit and

Monday, October 10, 2016

"Look down! Look Down! Your standing in your grave!!" - Les Miserebles

Elder Peters and Elder Barr doing some training at Mission Leadership Conference (MLC) I think that Elder Peters is pretending to be an investigator...that's why he's got a 'skeptical' look on his face...
(Dear Family and Friends)

We tugged at the ropes, struggling with the sand under our feet to pull in the boat. Several Ga fishermen were towing in their broken vessel onto the shore and Elder Pohlsander and I decided to help them. I stuck my video camera in a side pouch on my proselyting bag and hit the record button.

Monday, October 3, 2016

"You’re just gonna have to TRUST ME" - the Emperors New Groove

Dear Family & Friends,

A lot of the time the spirit just says (in the voice of Pacha) "You’re just gonna have to TRUST ME!" it always makes me chuckle, and smile and keep going. Listening to the Spirit doesn't have to be a difficult task; it can even be kinda fun!