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, January 6, 2014


Hello Everyone,
          Well this week was good! I’m going to be a trainer this coming Wednesday for 12 weeks, and I’m still going to be DL. So President Holmes is really testing me with all the responsibility.  I don’t mind it actually. I quite like the many duties to keep me busy and focused on the work. Elder Holmes is going to another area called Daban, its around the mission home.  He's also going to be training as well. Elder Kinghorn is going to train in a new area called Agona-asamang, which is an area about an hour north of Boukrom; and he is going to be the first white missionary ever there, and no one speaks English either! As for me and Elder Komubbi, we are staying in Boukrom to train. So we will all be
getting fresh missionaries on Wednesday. We will get to go to the mission home and have lunch and pick up and meet our new companions.
          Anyway, yeah the Ashantis are really kinda stubborn and don’t really want to learn English or go to school. So yeah, that is mostly the reason that the Kumasi mission is not really progressing as well as all the other missions in Ghana. But every month, and ever since the Kumasi Mission was created, things are really moving forward and progressing, so its getting there, gradually, gradually. We have found some more powerful people that have been prepared for our message. There names are Esther and Henry. They have come to church for 2 weeks in a row, and we are really going to start focusing on them.
          Anyway, we went to Bonjour for New Years Day. It was good to go and relax and pig out on nice food. We went there on Saturday night as well and bought ice cream and alvaro.
          My camera is officially finished. I just put brand new batteries in it and is still doesn’t work. It’s just a white screen and I’ve got rubber bands holding the whole thing together. So next week I’ll try and buy one, once I get reimbursed for the water deal from last week. Cooper should be coming on Wednesday.  Also, I went to a bank this morning and I gave them two ten dollar bills. They said that they are too weak. They had a small crease down the middle. They said it was too weak to exchange, in order for them to sell it back to someone else. So I’m going to go to this other place.
          So last Saturday I got the one package from you and the one from Grandma Becky. Thanks for the packages. It was really nice. So if you are going to be sending any other packages any time soon, just send like cookie mix, brownie mix, muffin mix and some frosting. We have a way to cook them. You take two pots; a big one and small one. Put the small one in the big one with small rocks under it and oil in the small one and put the mix in. Let it cook for 45 min or so and its finished. Elder Holmes had his family send a bunch, and we had it for Christmas. So if you can just send stuff like that next time.
          Things sound like they are good back home. We don’t have much time today. We are going to a Pire Pire in Daban. It’s a really nice restaurant that sells pizza and burgers. We are going with all the AP’s, and also Elder Miller and Elder Hopkins who are going home tomorrow. So keep up the good work, and Thanks for Everything!!
                 Love Elder Ty Blackburn

Elder Holmes and Elder Blackburn on 
David and Kwame's baptism Day in December.

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