Tuesday, March 7, 2017

2/27/17 - "Nsuo be to" - The rain is coming!

Mom:  I previously posted that we didn't get a big weekly email from Gabe last week.  Turns out, he sent it but not everyone received it.  #ilovetechnology

Hallelujah, we are getting rain here finally! It has been a few months since we have had rain, and we are starting the rainy season here pretty soon! :)

This week was full of crazy experiences.

First, we had our District ties made by some sweet seamstresses, and they turned out great! SO I made a bunch more of different fabric!

We also watched the child of one of our investigators get nicked by a car and sent to the doctor's office to get a bandage on his head for his bleeding. That was not a sweet experience for us, we were too far away to help, he got hit, the driver grabbed him and took him straight to the doctors.

On another crazy note, we had hail this week! It was the first time I have seen hail in Ghana, and it was so cool! My companion had never seen hail before, so I got the chance to explain a little about how hail forms and how sweet the creations of God are! He really has made a perfect world for us to enjoy some of the small things in life like hail in Africa! :)

Elder Boyce made fried Oreos today! I have never had fried Oreos before, and he made some that were really awesome! Totally unhealthy, but they were amazing! :)

Also, on the topic of food, my family knows that biscuits and gravy is my favorite breakfast food, and turns out, it is also Elder Boyce's favorite breakfast food! He had a gravy packet and some seasonings from home, so we enjoyed a nice bread and gravy breakfast. It was so so so delicious.  Wowowowow.  Also, shout-out to Montana for the Alpine Touch seasoning that is great! :)

We got transfer news this week! Elder Oshilaja is going to Kumasi to be with my former companion Elder Naawu. And I am staying here in Mpraeso to get Elder Nortey-Annan from Ghana, my trainer's former companion. Everything looks pretty connected, but I think it will be sweet!  I am really sad to see Elder Oshilaja go, he has been my favorite companion so far. He is hilarious, we get along really well, and can just talk about anything even if we are from different sides of the world. I love him, and I will surely miss him  :"(


For my spiritual thought, I read in the book of John about some of his disciples in Chapter 6 who decide to go their own way:

66 ¶From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

 67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.

 69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God.

I coupled this with the talk from Brad Wilcox about the Grace of Jesus Christ and how at the Judgement Day, it will be less of a clipboard checklist test, but more of Christ beckoning us to stay, and to repent. This scripture really touched my heart. I can't imagine these disciples who had walked with Jesus and learned with Him and saw His miracles, turned and walked another way after there was a misunderstanding over some doctrine. I can't imagine Jesus Christ turning to me after someone close has left Christ, and Him saying, "Will ye also go away?". I hope that all of us who follow Jesus Christ can say as did Peter, "to whom shall we go?  Thou hast the words of eternal life." I know that we have the words of eternal life here on earth through living prophets from the time of Joseph Smith to our current prophet, Thomas S. Monson. Let us all stand firm and steadfast in our testimonies of Jesus Christ, so that someday, we will stand before Him and be given mercy through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. This I know is true, in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior, Amen.

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