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, April 14, 2014


Hi Everyone,
         Well the past week was good.  It’s been hot and rainy lately.  There’s quite a bit of overcast which makes it humid.  Wednesday was Zone Conference. It was combined with Dichemso and Asokwa. It went over well. My favorite part was the lunch. Haha.. It was rice, chicken, salad, fanice, and kalipo (juice). It was good to eat something that hit the spot for once instead of egg sandwiches, and fried rice. Haha.. We didn’t proselyte after. We just went back and cleaned the apartment. For the month of March, the Kumasi mission had 103 baptisms. It was an all time high!  President Holmes was happy about that.
          Leading by example and teaching by example is what matters and what counts. I’ve been busy running around doing baptismal interviews for the ZL's, Sisters, and the other missionaries in Buokrom. We’ve been seeing lots of bats when the sun goes down. It’s pretty much like a black cloud flying over. You can just stand there and they will just be coming for 15-20 min.
          So the missionaries from Africa come from pretty humble homes. Most of them are all converts, and are usually the only ones of their family that are members. They say that when they return they will finish schooling and get a degree. Some of them want to go abroad but don’t have the money.
          We went to a pig farm.  It’s in another Elder’s area.  It’s a place called Abrim. The other  Elder’s found it and they told us to come and see. They want to buy one and slaughter it. Haha.. I just laughed!! But it’s not too bad of a place. The guy washes them daily and keeps their pens clean. It’s all on cement as well. It’s just out in the middle of no-where.
          So yeah, that’s about it for the past week for me. I can’t think of anything else. There’s only 4 more weeks till I’ll be calling home. It will be nice to be on the down hill side of things.  Thanks for all the news and updates on everything. I’m thankful for everything that you do and who you are. Keep up the great work. We will talk soon!  I love you!!
                  Love Elder TY Blackburn   1+

The pig farm out in the middle of nowhere

Boukrom Scenery

Making fufu.
Getting ready to drive the cassava and plantain

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