2 Weeks

October 2, 2017 & October 9, 2017

I’ll start off by saying that the last two weeks have been great!

Working Hard

Seniagya: We just baptized that family that we thought the father was polygamous and then we found out he wasn’t. So they were three and they were so happy! They are a family from the village of Seniagya. The man has been sick for a long time, so we were so grateful that he could attend. Things in Seniagya on the whole are moving slow-slow. We can still only go there once a week, so we’re making limited progress. But still, it’s progress! I’m sure Elder Gadah will happily baptize many after I go home, the area is just that sweet.

2017 9 4 Seniagya Children 3
These are some of the children of Seniagya.

Effiduase: Things are going great! We were super focused last week!! In our branch, we had 5 investigators come to sacrament meeting- all from the Effiduase area (they told me this area was hard, but I’m having the most success of my whole mission). The work is going great; we’re achieving our goals. We had 51 proselyting hours this past week. It was awesome!

We visited Enyonam again yesterday (she is the one from Tamale that schools in Effiduase). We gave her the sacrament again. I told her that this was my last time of being able to give her the sacrament and she started crying… I think leaving this place is going be a lot harder than I thought

General Conference

Though I missed a lot of conference due to transportation failures, I still got to watch a good portion of the Sunday morning session and the whole priesthood session! I was a bit upset that I missed the chance to perhaps see Mom and Dad’s smiling faces in the audience, but it’s all good!


In the middle of last week I hurt my foot. I was playing football at the chapel and the pavement was uneven and I rolled my ankle small and it started to swell. I did the same thing in Cross Country Junior year, but this time it’s different. Now I roll my ankle all the time, and because the tendons in my ankles are made of titanium threads, it’s just a bruise on the top left side of my left foot. And it has gotten significantly better in a very short amount of time!

It’s made walking a bit painful and persists every time I walk. It always hurts more in the morning, but as I get going, the pain lessens. I walk as if it’s not there. It’s happened before and though it hurt, I manned through it. I’ve been told to learn the difference between pain and injury. Trust me, this one is just pain there. It’s all good. I even still do T25 with it. I’m sure that it will all be healed up by the time I get back.

Here are a couple of photos of the damage:




The End is Near

The end is getting closer so I’m pushing myself. The thing that I focus on is today. I just try to focus on today, getting to studies on time, getting out on time, and letting the rest follow through! It is working! 😀 I’m a bit of an improvement freak, so as I still try to improve, I don’t really get tired…

I really don’t know what else to say. My mind is scattered at the moment and I’m almost out of time. I love you all and I will talk to you next week!


Elder Gilbert

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