Kaden's email 3 weeks ago:
I've been transferred mom. My new Area will be a challenge. It's reputation is that missionaries are sent to this Area and they "die". I'm a leader over the missionaries and need to gain their respect. This will be a hard Area.
Also, it looks like I'll only be able to email once a month. The cafe is far, 4 hours, and the transport is 120 cedis, that is 2/3 of the money they give us for transport in a month. We don't have the means to email each week mom. I don't know what to do because I want to communicate with you, but it costs more in many ways. Also, I won't receive letters when I'm out here. It is too far from the Mission Home. This will not be easy, but I know I can make it. Bergesons are tough! Thank you for teaching that to me. But know that I will be obedient here and follow the example of Christ in every situation.
I love you and hope to talk to you soon. You all are always in my heart and in my prayers.
And then yesterday, I received a text from Kaden:
Good afternoon family! How are you all? This is the long lost Bergie son who has received permission to text his family. I'm doing great here in Asutsuare. We are on the frontier of the Church. We went rice farming on Saturday with an investigator and helped in the harvest, the Africans have never seen a white man work. The work is sweet and my companion is the best. I LOVE YOU ALL, you are in my prayers. You are allowed one response.
Thank you for the continued prayers for Elder Bergeson, I'm sure he feels them. We have so many questions about this new area and hopefully we will be able to talk to him at Christmas and find out more detail.
I thought I would give everyone an update on why you haven't heard from him. Have a great week!
His address to send a letter is:
Elder Kaden Bergeson
Ghana Accra Mission
PO Box 2585 Accra Central (ARC)