“And he that sent me is
with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that
Family and Friends,
I have a new
companion!!! Elder Gillam from Tehachapi, California has been called
to be my eternal companion (we call the missionary that we finish with our
eternal companion.) He is awesome. He is 20, just a few weeks older than I, and
a small town boy. He is a parkour master so I got to see him do some back flips
today at an activity, we will see how much I can learn. But the best thing is
that I have a workout partner now in the morning! And he is a wonderful
missionary as well.
Two of our Districts in
Koforidua Zone got together today and killed a pig. We have three
Polynesians in our Zone so they made quick work of this four month old pig. You
just cut the throat, gut it, put a stick running from the mouth to the back
end, and roast it over the fire. Elder Flan II and I cooked the jollof-rice and
we had quite the feast.
Missionary work has been
the greatest blessing in my life. As you serve others you are given the
opportunity to forget about yourself and your personal desires, and to give of
your heart to others. You give and give and give and most often you don't find
much in return, but it helps you to appreciate the good that we have. This
Sunday after Church we were able to go out with our Relief Society
Sisters to visit some of the sick and less active sisters. I love the
Relief Society because they remind me so much of my Grandma, Mother, and my
Sisters. They give me great advice, help me see things that I can do better,
and are living examples to me of giving your life to Christ. Our Chapel is
about a 15 minute walk from our Area and the Sisters just gird up their dresses
and walked in the afternoon sun to visit those in need. I was so impressed with
their desire to do the things that God has asked of them. They visited three
sick sisters, teaching them and helping them to feel loved, and then acting in
faith with us as Elder Gillam and I blessed them. And I've never seen a happier
group of Sisters.
We are sons and
daughters of God. We have power to act and choose to be as God is. God has not
left us on this Earth alone to suffer and grind each day away. Our Heavenly
Father is with us, He will never leave us alone, and He has put us here to find
joy and to learn the good from the evil. But He is with us as we are with Him.
Always do those things that please God and feel of His love and power in your
I love you all. Remember
who you and what you can become.