Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:19-20

Monday, June 17, 2013

Post #8

Well hello all,
          So my week has been good. It hasn't rained for about five days now.  We have been out of water in our house going on two days now. We have to go fetch water from a members well out with buckets.  I will take a picture of me fetching the water at the well. It ought to make you laugh. And no power today. So yeah, things are not anything like home at all. It's making a man out of me already. But as for me the HIGHLIGHT of this week is;  I went on splits with our district leader, the one from South Africa. When we got back to the apartment we were talking about things that would help me and improve my missionary schedule and lifestyle. So, some how the subject of judging others and how we should not judge others and each other came up.  (The spirit was so strong) It was a very humbling experience.
          We have not had any more baptisms. We probably will at the end of the month. But yes, at the markets that is where I buy most of my fruit and veggies. There are many many markets and stuff like that everywhere. They are selling anything you can imagine. From food to clothes to tools to livestock, you name it. Things are loud and smelly around the markets. So yeah its a pretty crazy place.
          I'm getting to know the people here.  There are about 8 names that exist here. I know probably 15 or so Emmanuels, many Johns, and James's. They are all mostly Bible names or English names. So anyway, last time we were here at the internet café, I bumped into a guy and he said Blackburn! So I turned around and it was a guy who is here in Ghana mining gold. He is from England. Blackburn England!!! Pretty Crazy Huh?? That is what I thought.  We talked a little bit and chatted.  It's a small world. Oh I can't forget, so on Friday, we were just walking down this road, and we saw this guy chasing this yearling bull. So I said to my companion," Lets go help this guy catch it". So we went and he had a crappy rope. So I said, "Give me that  rope, and I will rope that cow for you, I'm a cowboy from America!" So we chased it into a corner and I threw the rope and caught it. We finally got it to a post and tied it up. Hahahaha Let me tell ya, it was fun.  We also saw some horses.. So its been a fun week. So till next week.
Take care and Love Elder Blackburn

This is a market in Obuasi.  It is a loud and smelly place.
It's where I buy most of my fruits and veggies.
You can buy anything you can imagine there.

This is the little bull we chased down and roped. (It was fun)
It's what I needed to regain my spirit with livestock.
Enjoy!!!   :)

This is a stud that is old and has saddle marks all over his back.
He probably came from a ranch somewhere around here.

1 comment:

  1. Brooke,

    I love these emails you put on the blog. Keep them coming