Yeah, it is Monday again. Another week has slipped away already. It is always nice to be able to come in and email to the family, relax, sit in a/c and maybe take a mineral? Haha… So yesterday, we wasn’t able to have a baptism, due to not being able to teach the guy during the week. He works in town and doesn’t get back till like 8 or 9 at night, and he stays some where far. Hopefully next Sunday. I don’t know yet about transfers. Either Friday or Saturday I’ll know for sure what is going to happen. I’m pretty sure that Agbeko will stay. Who know what could happen???
This past week has been the same exact thing as last week. Every other night the power has gone out at around six and doesn’t come back till we are asleep. So it’s quite something else to be able to fall asleep. I’ve slept on the chairs in the dining room, thought about sleeping on the floor buts it’s too hard, so I just crash somewhere or anywhere I can get comfortable. But yes, we are extremely spoiled in U.S!!! This is the REAL mission people say; washing your clothes by hand, walking everywhere all day everyday, on and on. But its all good.. ☺
So about the big trees. Yes, they are everywhere. Some of them are 10-12 feet around at the base, but those ones are really far and few between. All of them are really tall and big. Even the littler ones are quite big. When we were picking mangos last week, it was pretty fun to crawl around in that large of a tree. There are plenty mangos still there in the same trees. Everywhere we go they are selling mangos for a good price, so I just usually buy the ones they sell. They are more sweet and better tasting.
There are cows everywhere! So for us we stay around the zongo. There are plenty of Muslims. Most of them have plenty of cows that they let loose in the daytime, then they come back at night. The cows usually like to eat leftover food out of the trash and paper or cardboard.
About the family we are teaching, they are doing well. The father came to church again and said that the rest were busy, so next week. They are really receptive and coherant with what we are there for. They stay quite far in a place called South Africa. (it’s a part of Buokrom)
Anyway for the people we teach, I’d have to say about 90% stay active and remain in the church. The thing about Ghana is that there are plenty of countless churches that are all about money. Usually the Ashanti’s don’t like too much change, so some of them go back to their old church where they can sing, dance, get the holy spirit by clapping their hands, and getting the right beat to the drums, haha. Just come with your money, sing and dance, then go back home till next Sunday. But the ones that are serious, remain active and stay strong. There is some sort of program the church offers here that helps members get jobs and their chosen occupations. It’s at the Dichemso Chapel. Every time we go, we see quite a few people going and getting help through the church.
So this coming Thursday is our mission tour. Elder Vinson is going to be coming and talking to us for a few hours. It ought to be a good time. Hopefully a nice rice and chicken dinner afterwards. Haha..
I better go. We will talk more this weekend. I’ll most likely call when you guys get back from church, or I might call before you go for a few min. But probably after church. So take care! Talk to you soon!
Love Elder Ty Blackburn