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

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Hello Everyone,
         Well this past week went pretty well. We had a little better success on investigators coming to church by 1.  Haha..  We had 2 out of the other 7 or 8 serious investigators come. It seems like every Sunday they sleep in till noon cuz its their day off, or they just turn off their phones to not be bothered. But always we are trying to improve.  This next week looks better due to people understanding and knowing the importance of coming to church. As you have said and noticed, we do have people to teach and plenty of work and appointments to keep us busy.  We teach around 5-7 lessons a day.  It’s just the one thing, Church Attendance!! It being the one thing that can help them come to know what they are dong is true, and what we have to share is true.
          We have met a guy named Samuel. He has done a lot of research and studied a lot about the church, and we were able to meet him this past Wednesday. Around the beginning of the lesson, one of his questions was; "How and how quick can I be baptized?" We gave him the Feb. 9th and he accepted.  Also another investigators name is Nana Adu, who lives next door to the chapel.  He doesn’t speak a lot of English, but when we talk he can understand us.  We are planning on giving him the 9th as well this coming Tuesday. Other than that we have a hand full of other people who have potential, but are not too serious yet. But we keep trying and praying for them to accept and realize how much it can help and change their lives for the good; not only here, but for the eternities.  So anyway other than that everything else is going great. Things are progressing in Boukrom. Next month being February will be better for baptisms and church attendance.
          It’s hot and sticky some days and other days it’s dry and dusty. Not much of fluctuation, and pretty much one great big season for the whole two years. We have been having the power go out just about everyday, which means the water pump not working. We are having to go and fetch water out of the poly tanks. The other night I was going to go and sleep outside on our little lawn and wrap myself in the mosquito net. If it happens again during the night I’ll for sure do it. It gets way too hot inside with the power out.
          Today we had a Zone P Day activity at Dichemso.  We played football and ate snacks. After, we came to town to email.  After this we’ll go buy a few things and go back to the apartment.   Maybe later we will go to a family home evening that a member invited us to come.
          So all is well. Thanks for everything!! I hope you are all doing good and receiving blessings. The snow will come if we keep praying sincerely and fasting.  So till next week.
                    Love, Elder Ty Blackburn  

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