Monday, March 5, 2018

02-19-18 "3"

Well this week, we had some fun!

Monday, we played ping pong with the Elders in our zone just before our zone conference. We had tons of fun, and it was a really great activity despite the lack of much food or drinks, etc...   We had a ton of fun, I got to play a bit, but I am not the best at ping pong! :)  hahaha

I bore my final testimony at our zone conference as well.  Weird to think it is all coming to a close here soon.  We focused a lot on the Book of Mormon and finding new investigators.  We are working to find ways to use it better in our work because it really can change someone's life!

Afterwards, we went to KFC (the Ghana equivalent of going to a nice restaurant) and turns out, President Cosgrave was there also!  He spotted our group 100 cedis and we were so grateful! :))) We met the security guard and gave him a Book of Mormon which he began to read almost immediately after we gave it to him, how cool is that!?

I got to go on an exchange with Elder Yates this week also, we are in the same MTC group, meaning we came to Ghana at the same time, so we had a lot of fun. He is a great example and a great teacher so I was able to learn a lot from him.  :)

We met with the stake president this week also to discuss missionary work, and the plan now is to have us as zone leaders to teach a training to the ward mission leaders and ward missionaries on how best we can work together.  The stake president is President Appiah and he is a wonderful leader. 

We also were able to baptize our investigator Andra this week. She has been learning with us for about 2 months now, and lives with one of our members.  So great to have her join that family in her house, but also, this church family as well.  :)  No better feeling than to be welcome by 50 other member of the church at your baptism!  :)

I read a sweet scripture this week from the Book of Mormon in Alma.  It is when captain Moroni has just cornered the Lamanite leader.  Moroni says something really awesome to him now that he has beaten him.  He says first that they don't like to shed blood, but are only fighting for their families and their religion, and because of their faith in Christ they had won. Then he says:

4 Now ye see that this is the true faith of God; yea, ye see that God will support, and keep, and preserve us, so long as we are faithful unto him, and unto our faith, and our religion; and never will the Lord suffer that we shall be destroyed except we should fall into transgression and deny our faith.

There is a wonderful promise in this scripture.  God will support, keep, and preserve us "so long as we are faithful unto him." We have the Lord's promised blessings If we are faithful to Him.  Maybe that means by reading our scriptures, praying daily, paying tithes when it is hard, or something as small as acting on those promptings given to us by the Holy Ghost, we are guaranteed the Lord's help in our life.

17 For he will fulfil all his promises which he shall make unto you, for he has fulfilled his promises which he has made unto our fathers. Alma 37:17

Love you all,

Elder Wawro

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