Goodbye Elder Oshilaja! :) I will miss you my son! :') Off to Kumasi to be with my former companion!
To start on a good note, I got these sweet ties made from African cloth, and they are sooo sweet! I get some made like every week, because these seamstresses are really really great! :))))
I got some sweet pictures of Elder Kangwa and Elder Boyce wrestling this week also! Elder Kangwa jokingly provokes him and Elder Boyce locked him up in like 3 seconds! XD hahahaah! Those 2 are hilarious!!!! XD Hahahahaaaa!
I got 3 letters from Grandma this week, always gives me a big grin :)) I guess someone is doing some marketing, I got this thing called "Oil Packets". Basically a small one-time use of oil that you can carry in your wallet or bag without having to carry an oil vial. So I got one of those here in Ghana! Interesting gift, but a good idea if you don't like carrying a vial. (see James 5:14)
Elder Nortey-Annan is my new companion here in Mpraeso. He has 3 months to go home, So, this week, I worked him from Tuesday to all Wednesday and half of Thursday until he fainted on Thursday. We were just teaching a lesson and he fell out of the chair. I thought he was joking, but after 5 seconds, there was a problem. So we woke him up with some water, and got him into a taxi to our house. We carried him inside and called Sis. Wardle, the mission nurse. They came the next day and took him to the hospital for some blood-work, and he had a virus. He then rested for 3 days straight, and seriously I was going crazy in the house. Yikes! He seems to be walking okay now, so tomorrow, we will get back to work. Hallelujah.
To end on a spiritual note, I had a thought that just made sense to me this week. You know how all through life they say, "Study the scriptures with a question." This week I applied that, and wow, my study was totally different! It was like I couldn't get enough of the scriptures! I had some questions from investigators and some of my own, and it totally enhanced my study. I guess I did have a few more hours to study, but truly, I can testify that studying with some thoughts and questions really will increase our learning from the scriptures! As it says in 1 Nephi:
24 And I said unto them that it was the word of God; and whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto it, they would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction.
23 And I did read many things unto them which were written in the books of Moses; but that I might more fully persuade them to believe in the Lord their Redeemer I did read unto them that which was written by the prophet Isaiah; for I did liken all scriptures unto us, that it might be for our profit and learning.
I know that if we study the scriptures with some questions or thoughts we have had, the Spirit can really piece everything together for our understanding as we "hold fast unto the Word of God" and "Liken the scriptures unto us" as I have had a wonderful experience this week! I leave this in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.
Love you guys,