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, March 10, 2014


Hi Everyone,
          So this past week was good. We weren’t able to have a baptism yesterday, due to the Zone Leaders having to go to Mampong and not coming to interview M.  But next week hopefully we will be able to have a baptism for him. Also yesterday was S’s confirmation.   He really looked good in his white shirt and tie. Next week he will receive the priesthood and be able to prepare and pass the sacrament. So things are moving along here in Buokrom. We’ve also received a few media referrals from the church website. About all of those we get from the media, referals are pretty serious about the gospel, and seem to progress quite fast towards baptism. As for the rest of our people we are teaching they are doing alright.
          We have this guy who’s name is Prince.  He has rasta hair that isn’t very long, but is somehow cool to look at. He has agreed to be baptized on the 30th of March; and also his friend M who is kind of drunk most of the time, but he asks really good questions and answers ours, so I can’t complain really.
          So yeah about the meat and Ghanaian food. So usually if we can’t finish or just flat out can’t eat it, they get offended and will not invite you back again. For me, I have never refused food, but when its tough to take, we do our best.  But for the most part, we finish everything. Yeah, there is always a high chance of getting sick when eating stuff like that, but since by stomach is pretty use to stuff like that, its not too bad.  haha….
          So anyway, as I said everything is going great.  There’s always trials and many hard things to work with and get through, but he is there for us when we need his help, and is always listening and watching over us.   Ghana is not an easy place to survive and make a living. When we go through the markets, there are countless homeless people and beggars everywhere.  About each woman has twins. It’s pretty hard to take and see. It’s not easy at all, even to see what happens. Also the majority of the people we teach don’t have hardly any money.  They just barely get by with what they have.
          So along the lines of things that I crave.   It would have to be cheese and a nice cake or something.  haha... Many things, but once I eat one or try to eat it, I’ll probably just feel sick and get a gut ache. That is how it is when we buy chocolate and when we buy cheese slices and opoku.
          Well I can’t really quite picture my little sister being able to go to prom and old enough to date. I bet she was the center of attention.  ha ha. I hope you got some pictures. So anyway, that pretty much sums it up for the week. It’s slowly approaching rainy season and getting more humid.  Thanks for everything! Take care!  Keep it up!  Extend my greeting to everyone and we will talk next week!
                  Love Elder Ty Blackburn   1+

Rice Ball
Rice that has been cooked for a longer period of time and then
rounded into balls by hand.

The cookie mix I got in the mail.
 We cooked it in a pot on the stove with a lid on.  They were overly delicious!!!  

Ju Ju Stick  (Black Magic)
It's a place that has been so called "cursed"...

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