I had an awesome week this week and I think I’ll start with today while it’s still fresh on my mind. (Usually he writes short letters to his family before writing his bigger letter)
This morning I had planned to make the 3 hour trip to Accra to visit some people in Lartebiokorshie. I got up this morning and there was a text on the phone from the Asamankese Zone Leaders asking us if we wanted to come and climb a mountain with them and so I bagged my plans and went to go and climb a thick rain forest jungle mountain! I hadn't scheduled any appointments in Lartebiokorshie so this was OK.
Upon arriving at the base of some farms on the roadside we followed a road until we found something like a caterpillar excavator graveyard. I think it was an abandoned mine, but it was pretty cool. At the mine there were two giant quarries that had filled up with water and while we were throwing some stones off the cliffs of the quarry into the water, a crocodile swam across the pond! I immediately thought, "Yes! I can tell James that I saw a new animal!" and a cool one too! Unfortunately my camera was in my bag and I didn't get a picture of the crocodile before it disappeared below the surface of the water. We then started up some farmers trail into this mountain. There was a lot of bush to hack through and at one point we thought the trail ended and we would have to cut our way up through the bush. We took turns hacking away at the bush with our cutlasses and spent about and hour blazing our own trail. At one point Elder Jackson said, "Whoa! You guys! I found the trail!" turns out we had taken a wrong turn and thought we had to do all this work to get to the top of the mountain, but really there was a nice trail going all the way to the top!
|Elder Peters could not get the Café to read his photo card again...but thanks to Google I found this photo from a mountain top near Kade. Breathtaking views!|
|Elder Peters sent us this photo when he was in the MTC nearly 2 years ago, looking out that window, wondering what it was going to be like outside as a real missionary.|