Of Mice and Men…..
So a few interesting things happened this week!
Another thing that happened this week is that I learned that I really don’t like hand washing! It’s time consuming and leaves blisters all over my hands if I’m not careful (which me being new with it I’m not very careful).
Next, on Thursday, I could hardly believe that it was Thanksgiving. The funny part about it is that we fasted that day as well. A holiday where I usually sleep, eat and be in a warm house with family while it has been a cold, if not snowy day was spent in exactly the opposite way. Except for the warm house part. The apartment is always hot.
…and of The Pope
Also I found out this week that I saw the Pope.
So after leaving the MTC about 3 weeks ago, we were at the Accra Airport to board a plane to Kumasi and then later arrive at the mission home. Church missionary standard is to be at the airport at least an hour before we need to board, and so we spent time just sitting and waiting close to the windows to outside. As I was waiting, I saw an old man who was wearing all white in clothing that I normally see the Pope wear who was hurried from the airport doors to a nice van with an escort and everything. As I was watch the situation unfold, I pointed out to the person next to me, “Hey I think thats the Pope.” But we quickly dismissed it because why would the Pope be in Africa, let alone Ghana? But this week I found out that he really was in Ghana! I think he’s been taking a tour to a lot of African nations and Ghana was a stop for him. So I was less than 50 feet away from the Pope at one point! How neat!
However the funny part is that the other missionaries and I were more excited about the group of 9 missionaries we saw that were going home that were waving to us.
And so that was the majority of the week! That and I’m spending a lot of free time studying like after eating during the hour for lunch and dinner. I’ve finished Our Search for Happiness by Elder M. Russel Ballard. What a wonderful read!
So until next time!
I love you all, and I love the Lord!