Tuesday, June 6, 2017

6/5/17 "Fufuo!"

What an intense week!

Rain has been beating us here in Obuasi!!! Every single day it has rained this week! It is nice for the weather, but man, it throws a wrench into our plans. The Lord is always there providing a way for us though, we have been able to stay dry and teach every time it has rained, so we are blessed!

We had the chance to meet this less-active guy this week, Bro. William. He has been a member of the church for 4 years, and now has fallen away from the church.  Sad to see, he has made some serious covenants with God, and he has forsaken them. It really is sad to see how much his life and happiness have changed since he left, and we are trying to help him come back to activity, but he is a little stubborn...sad to see for sure.

On a happier note, we have been having a lot of issues with our water pump these past few weeks, and finally it shut off for good.  So we got it repaired, and hallelujah, we have running water again!  :)

I had the chance to go on exchanges with Elder Crowley this week, and it as really fun!  I love going on exchanges with other missionaries, just to learn from them and see how they do things. He is a really smart guy. I think 90% of what he says goes over my head because he is really smart, but he is a great missionary, and I have loved working with him!  :)

We have had a lot of FM's this week. holy. awesome. Bro Obeng, fed us 2 times while it rained, and Sister Michealina fed us a TON of fufu!!!! It was wonderful! I never thought I would love fufu as much as I do now. I honestly feared Ghana food for my first 6 months here. All is well now, I am loving it!!!!

Happy birthday to Sam, I saw some of your pictures man, you are waaaaay tall! Miss ya brother!  :)

We went to farm this morning with one of our members. It was in the middle of nowhere, but we went. Turns out, they had finished all the work so we played some soccer with the school kids close by for an hour or so, then ate fufu, AGAIN.  :)  It took up most of our day today, but it was pretty fun!

Our week was pretty normal I guess, nothing too exciting, maybe next week!

My thought for the week is one scripture I have shared before, and I will share again I am sure.

1 Nephi 2:20 - And inasmuch as ye shall keep my commandments, ye shall prosper, and shall be led to a land of promise; yea, even a land which I have prepared for you; yea, a land which is choice above all other lands.

What a sweet promise. I always love to share this scripture when we talk of missionary work, and obedience. How crucial it is to be obedient in missionary work and how it can really change your assigned area around. But even more-so, for our own lives outside of actual missionary service. If we keep the commandments, we are being led to a land that God has prepared for us. A land that is "CHOICE ABOVE ALL OTHER LANDS". What a sweet promise! THE ROAD WILL NOT BE EASY. I promise you that, but really, who wouldn't want to be in a better place in life. How do we get there?? Follow the commandments of the Lord. All of them. And the Lord will lead us on the path to a better place in life. Obedience is really a re-occurrinmg theme of the Book of Mormon, and we can learn so so so much from it.

Elder Wawro

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