Monday, October 2, 2017

8-21-17 - All-African Service Project Round 2

It's interesting to think that one year ago, I was having my first All-African Service Project and I have completed my second! Time is flying. This year, we went to the Ejisu Government Hospital to do some cleaning and weeding for them. It was so much fun! We had like 70+ members come, and it only took 3 hours to finish cleaning most of the hospital! We got creative at some points trying to get to the high side of the windows, so I ended up carrying Elder White on my shoulders and he cleaned the top ones. It got quite the laugh because I guess they had never seen that before!  hahahaaaa Life is full of fun!

Last week, we went to the Ejisu branch Sacrament meeting with Elder White in our tri-panionship, and we met Sister Elizabeth Sinc-Aboagye, who lives in London. Her 2 sons were featured in the June 2017 Ensign playing soccer or something. We don't get the Ensign here, we only get Liahona, so I don't think we have that article, but it was cool to meet her! She has a powerful testimony and gave us people to teach and a house full of members!  How awesome! :)

I got to go to a powerful meeting with the Stake President this week! It is a meeting where the missionaries, mission president, and the stake president meet together to talk about missionaries in specific branches and how the unit's missionary work is going and what we can do to help! It was so sweet, something I never knew happened, but I am grateful to have been a part of it!:)

We had akpele again at bishop's house, and this time, it was amazing,much better than last time! Akpele is a voltarian (?) food so I have found out, it is a lot softer than fufu, and I might like it better... :)

While at Bishop's house, we taught a powerful lesson to one of the Young Adults, Lydia. She is just visiting for a few weeks, and will leave next week, but I got to chat with her for a minute, and we scheduled a time to meet with her. We gave her a Book of Mormon and told her to read 3 Nephi11. We came Saturday, and began the lesson. She had read the first 25 or so verses, and really understood them. How awesome. It is really difficult to get investigators to read, even more so because she is a Jehovah's witness. We asked if she had prayed about it, and she said yes! She felt pretty good about it, but wanted to learn a bit more. Too bad she isn't living here, I will miss teaching her for sure!!!! We will meet her again on Wednesday, so I am pumped! :)

I had a great study time this week about Purifying the heart. just a quick scripture to share that comes from Helaman 3:35.

35 Nevertheless they did fast and pray oft, and did wax stronger and stronger in their humility, and firmer and firmer in the faith of Christ, unto the filling their souls with joy and consolation, yea, even to the purifying and the sanctification of their hearts, which sanctification cometh because of their yielding their hearts unto God.

I love this scripture so much. I was asking myself what I needed to do to have a pure heart, and this scripture answered a lot for me, and it all goes back to Prayer and fasting. As we sincerely pray, we come closer to God's will for us,and aligning oursleves with Him.  Then, as we continue to do so,we are more humble and accepting of God's plan for us.  And as we do this, out hearts are purified because we have yielded our hearts to God.

Elder Wawro

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