Survived Then Thrived

Oct 30, 2017 Mission Updates Some individuals are almost ready: We were thinking that five people were going to be baptized this coming Saturday, but we feel that they need additional preparation. I guess they will be baptized by the missionaries that will be here next transfer. There are so many people who are really... Continue Reading →

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Seniagya, Transfers, and Home

August 14, 2017 Transfer News! I'm training my last 12 weeks of my mission! I think it's basically set in stone unless something absolutely crazy happens. That means that I'll have four areas for my entire mission, and ten companions. Seems like pretty happy numbers! I will pick him up on Wednesday, when I go... Continue Reading →

Goats, Mango Leaves, and the Rain

June 26, 2017 There’s not too much to report this week. I've said it a lot in the chats, but I can at least say that I'm doing really, really well. The Work is Moving Forward This week we visited the village, Seniagya. There are some faithful people there and we were introduced to an... Continue Reading →

Highlighting A Challenge

June 19, 2017 Study Time Right now, I'm pouring my heart and soul into my Book of Mormon reading. I'm doing something that Elder Bednar challenged us as missionaries to do. That is to take a fresh copy of the Book of Mormon and highlight everything we see about the atonement; when finished we write... Continue Reading →

It’s Tamale Hot

March 13, 2017 This week was really interesting, filled with a lot of cleaning and preparing because it was transfer week. We got a new missionary in the apartment with the other companionship. He's from Tonga and he's straight out of the MTC. So those first few days, not a lot happened. First Things First…What... Continue Reading →

Lots Going On

August 1, 2016 I had an experience this week; President Cosgrave came south side to Obuasi for a surprise meeting. He expressed his concern and love for us, and told us that we are all his surrogate children. He then gave each Elder a hug as his wife gave each Sister a hug. Dad, it... Continue Reading →

A Letter from the Mission President

This is an excerpt of a letter we received from Ben's Mission President: Dear Brother & Sister Gilbert, Your son has arrived safely in the mission and has received his first assignment. We are so pleased to have him in the Ghana Kumasi Mission and we appreciate your efforts in preparing him for this mission. His... Continue Reading →

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