|Elders at zone conference. Elder Peters looks pretty dang nerdy in this photo!|
|The baptism of Kwadwo and Derrick! Such an awesome picture!!!|
|Tramping through the Bush near the 'fishing hole' (hopefully next week we'll hear about any fish they caught)|
So I've been having some trouble with my toes and ingrown toenails so I have been wearing my Keen sandals to proselyte every day. I haven’t gone to the doctor yet because we just have too much to do, and I don’t want to make the 3 hour, cramped tro-tro trip to Accra and back. I fear that discomfort more than my toes discomfort. Living in Ghana is a life of discomfort that I’ve just gotten used too. You know how when you go camping you just don’t ever feel fully clean or relaxed? That’s how I felt the first week and a half of my mission and now I’ve just gotten used to it.
So as I was sitting in front of our mirror one morning putting on my sandals, I thought about how really nerdy I look. I had my glasses on, my worn-out slacks, my pen in my pocket with my tag, my white handbook looked like a pocket protector, i gave myself a terrible haircut a few weeks ago...I was amazed that I was having any success at all. Who would want to follow this “chingalingy” giant-white-nerd to church? It was kinda funny because I ended up reminding myself that when we teach people, the Spirit is carrying the gospel unto their hearts. The Spirit works past our own weirdness (perhaps it uses it) to help other people come unto Christ.
Elder Ofusu Hene is getting his patriarchal blessing in a week and a half (on the 17th of May) so I’m going to see the doctor about my toe then.
The work is work! And it’s the best work ever!
I love you all, and can't wait to talk to you on Mothers Day!
Love, Elder Peters