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, August 12, 2013

Post #16

Hi Everyone,
          Well Africa has just been Africa the past week. Lots of crazy things always happening. I've decided; to survive Africa you need a lot of stamina and guts!!  hahaha.. It has not rained for about a week now, and its been pretty hot. We have been staying pretty busy; my companion and I. When I get depressed or homesick, we just go out and try to forget about it, and move on. We are on our fourth month in the field. Before we know it, we will be a year. Then its all coasting back down the mtn. hahaha.. Everything is going fine.
          Elder Cockrum and I are really rippping up our area. We are finding and teaching people left and right this past week. We were able to have three new investigators, Shadrack, Jerry and Hagar. They are really progressing. We are planning on baptizing Steven on Saturday; (but not for sure yet), and then hopefully Shadrack, and a guy by the name of Felix. Felix is a really good guy that really likes to feed us. He fed us fufu on Thursday, and wants to feed us Ampesie (yam) this next week. He is also progressing, but he still needs to come to church. The chapel is really far from our area, so the people have a hard time coming; but we had two of our people we teach come yesterday, Shadrack and Steven. So about Rosca, we have cut visiting her down to once a week. We will let the Lord do his work on her. She really needs to be humbled. But as for everyone else we are teaching, they are serious.
          So the highlight of this past week would probably have to be when we went to a (so called) waterfall. We went there early this morning. We took a tro tro for about twenty minutes to the east of Obuasi. We got to the place and waited for a member who lives close by. So while waiting, a bunch of guys came and talked to us. When the member got there we started to walk.  The Ghanian guys wanted us to pay them 20 cedis a piece. So we are not stupid, cuz we know that they don’t do anything all day, and they just wait for white guys to come and give them money. So the whole way there, they were asking for money. So finally, each of us gave one guy one cedi.  I was expecting a real African water fall when we got there, but it was pretty much the small water fall up to the canal. I was not impressed too much. hahaha.. O and I also saw some moonshiners on the way. They were just a brew-en their shine out in the middle of the jungle. So yeah that’s probably the highlight.
          Next time you send a package, please send me some vitamins if you could.  Anyway, thanks again for everything.
         Love Elder Blackburn

This is the small village where we waited to go to the waterfall.

Here is a picture of a lady with a baby on her back.  
Sometimes they are carrying things on their heads too.

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