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, February 9, 2015


Hi Everyone,
          Well I guess things are fine here. Still no lights, it’s the same thing every week.  I think that it is starting to effect me mentally. I am starting to have hallucinations about going home. Haha…… It’s way tooooo hot! We are always buying water everywhere we pretty much go everyday. But we still somehow seem to pull through from day to day.
          We had 9 of our people come to church, which was good. We are planning for 3 baptisms this Sunday, and then hopefully 2 the next Sunday. We have found people that have really been prepared to receive us. It’s not easy to get someone enthused about the gospel or church. It seems like it usually takes a person a few visits to really make trust, and then we can start to be friends. One of our investigators is Owusu John. He is a powerful guy. On the second visit he explained the first five chapters of 1nephi better than I would of. We didn’t even ask him to read it, but he did anyway. Everyone else is good. There’s still quite a bit of persecutions, anti-doctrine, about the church, the gospel, Book of Mormon, and such. Haha.. Some of their ideas are flat out hilarious to even say and think.  We just laugh when they say such things!
          Today we went to the Kumasi zoo.  We had some monkeys try to run us off by throwing bananas and oranges.  I got a front row seat with a little elephant and also a camel!
          So Mom, would you, Belle and Bryler want a dress or something from here.  I  could send a picture chart next week of one you want.  The woman said all I need is a picture of the person and she can have the measurements. Haha…  Anyway, I hope all is well back home.  Take care till next week.
                                       Love ya, E.Blackburn

The Kumasi zoo.  
(It's nothing like the one's we have back home)

Saying "Hello" to the little elephant.

Sleeping Lions

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