|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|
|From our Mother's Day Skype call. See how happy he is? They got soaked in a rain storm and the power went out so we was wet and in the dark.|
I know that the Lord blesses us as we strive to faithfully serve him by serving his children. My crazy fishing story reminded me of something that i have been contemplating in my missionary work lately. We know that Faith with out works is dead, but what about having works without faith? I have been caught in this trap sometimes of when we find someone, or when someone commits to something, i lack the faith that they will actually do what they say they will do simply because it has happened to me so much on my mission. But the works are still there, so i have often asked myself, "If I’m working, but i have no faith in my work, will it still benefit others?" I have learned this week that indeed lives are blessed by our works, even if our belief isn't there, our works ARE faith, and "you shall receive no witness until after a trial of your faith" or "you won't have faith, until you get to work!"
I love you all so much and it was so awesome to see you all yesterday!
Love, Elder Peters
Some things we learned from his Skype call yesterday:
- He LOVES being a missionary and is very happy in Ghana.
- His toe is doing better and the infection is gone.
- He will finish his mission in Kade, so Elder Ofusu Hene will probably be transferred next time and Elder Peters will get a new companion.
- His Twi is going OK. It is so cool to hear him speak it. He still teaches mostly in English, but can converse with people in the streets pretty well.
- He hasn’t been able to weigh himself, and some people say he’s getting fat, and others say he’s too skinny, but he looked very healthy.
- When he does speak Twi and has to put in some English, he speaks with a heavy Ghanaian accent. It’s really cool.
- He's trying hard not to think about the fact that he comes home in 7 weeks. He is determined to kick hard on this last leg of his 'race' and finish strong. So he can say "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." 2 Timothy 4:7