Holy crazy week here.
We started our week by going to Kumasi town, like 45 minutes drive, to go and look at the culture center (where most people get their souvenirs). I grabbed a few things to bring home, but really, it is a sweet place! :)
Then, Tuesday, we had our zone conference combined with Konongo. My MTC group mate, Elder Yates is a zone leader over there, so it was cool to see him! :) It was a pretty rough start, there was some confusion about the start time, some thought it was 9 and some 10, so that was interesting, but it all went over smoothly. Great spirit there, I learned so much about how to become a better teacher and things that I can do better to become better. Good to see where I lack so I can grow.
We had MLC (Missionary Leadership Council) on Thursday. I love that meeting, such an uplifting experience there for sure. We heard some news of the new zones to be created. Scary thought for me, because they could split me and my companion to split our zone in two. We had some great ideas on how to improve the accountability of our zones and how to help them work harder and be a little more obedient so they can have the Spirit to guide them. We learned a whole lot there, and I hope that we can make the best use of what we learned as a companionship! :) On the way home, we had tons of traffic, so what better time to share the gospel than with our taxi driver. I happened to be in the front seat, so I got the conversation rolling about what we do and why. It led to a great discussion on the Restoration and gave my companion and I a chance to share our testimonies with him, help him understand the need for a prophet, and a little about the Book of Mormon. We were able to give him a copy which was so awesome, and we hope that he can get in contact with the missionaries in his area. As we got inside, I just felt like I got a huge hug from my family. I can't really describe it, but it is one of the best feelings in the world! :)
We said goodbye to Elder Hepworth this morning too which was sad to see him go, but I know someday we will meet again. We spent most of last night playing games together. Tons of fun and a good way to send off Elder Hepworth! :)
To close out this week, I would just like to share on how much the Book of Mormon and the Bible go together. In the words of the Book of Mormon (2nd Nephi 29:8-9)
8 ...Know ye not that the testimony of two nations is a witness unto you that I am God, that I remember one nation like unto another? Wherefore, I speak the same words unto one nation like unto another. And when the two nations shall run together the testimony of the two nations shall run together also.
9 And I do this that I may prove unto many that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and that I speak forth my words according to mine own pleasure. And because that I have spoken one word ye need not suppose that I cannot speak another; for my work is not yet finished; neither shall it be until the end of man, neither from that time henceforth and forever.
God works the same way yesterday, today and forever. He has spoken to us, He is speaking, and He will continue to speak as long as we will listen and obey. The Lord's work is not finished, it did not finish with the Bible, or the Book of Mormon, yet they go hand in hand to testify of our Savior Jesus Christ. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God for us today, and we will be changed if we will only listen to the Lord's voice and follow the promptings we receive, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Love you all,