Well the day has come at long last. My final email. Whodda thunk?
This week has been a little crazy. We went for an exchange in Bibiani which is in the western region of Ghana, so now I have proselyted in 4 different regions in Ghana, how sweet is that! I was with my MTC guy, Elder Ridell and his companion, and we had a ton of fun! We only walked a few hundred meters and taught like 5 lessons, it was wonderful! :)
We have had rain almost every day this week, and now the mangoes are coming. They are everywhere, and I will totally miss mango season, how sad!!! Maybe I can grab one to take on the plane and bring home to eat, that would be awesome! :)))
Us and the Bantama zone leaders were assigned to teach all the ward mission leaders in the Bantama stake about how best we can work together. It was really, really successful, and we hope that it will continue on, because the meeting was really great. We talked about how best to work together, things we can talk about in our coordination meetings and other things. It was wonderful! I am sad that I won't get to see too much of the result, but I know that training was a great help! It was kinda nerve racking to stand in front of all the ward mission leaders in the stake and talk about how we can all work together, but we had prepared and the Spirit guided the questions and answers, so we are grateful. :)
We also finally were able to get our foot in the door with one of our recent convert's wife. She attends another church, and he has heard some horrible thing about the church which cause her to be not very friendly with us and not very open to listening to what we have to say. Well, we have been nice to her and tried to at least be friends, and yesterday we were able to go to her house and sit with both her and the husband and answer any question she had. She was apprehensive at first, but we felt like we should just start with the Restoration message. We did, and she was really listening by the end. I guess for my final email, I don't have much more to say than Jesus Christ is our Savior. The prophet Joseph Smith really was called of God, and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God revealed to us in the last days. We taught those simple truths to Martha (the wife) and the Spirit was there with us to testify of the truth. We have the fullness of the gospel in our times. Here. Today. On the earth, and it can truly lead us back to our Heavenly Father. I have studied this gospel, and I have had questions for myself about this gospel that could not be answered, except it were by a Father in Heaven who loved his son (me) enough to answer him. I have had my doubts, and those doubts have been swept away and replaced with feelings of love and peace in my heart. I know that Jesus lives, that our Heavenly Father is always near us and He loves us, He called a prophet to teach us in this, our own time so that we may know how to live in eternal happiness again with Him.
I love this gospel, and can't wait to be home to continue with the work in another place and in another way. Friends, family, whoever, please read the Book of Mormon and ask your Father if it is true. I know He will answer. He always does.
Mom: Gabe's final sentence of today's email: "Well, I am off until America. Catch ya next week! Love you guys! :)"