Thursday, November 29, 2018

November 2018

The beginning of this month was also the beginning of our meetings in Senya. Pres. Simpson has asked me to serve as the group leader in Senya. Our first meeting, Sunday 4 November 2018, was held in the classroom of the government grade school. We came early to set up and was delayed because security had put an additional lock on the headmaster’s door. Kwame took it off with my hammer.

The Winneba district presidency came, President Arloo Yankson, and presided. He was very helpful in explaining the program to those who came in their native language. There were a total of 24 people in attendance. After our two hour service, the district leaders (4 of them) visited with the new people we are teaching. He then asked if on this Friday we could assemble in Senya to find members and other interested people and invite them to church.

Today, Sister Russell and I picked up Eric Alya at GMAD and took him to the West Hills Mall where he got his first debit card from Standard Chartered bank. We shopped at Game (a new store in the mall) and traveled home.

Due to the proverbial delay going through the Liberia junction it took us 2 ½ hours to go less than 5 miles. Something has got to give. This delayed travel on the busiest highway in all of Ghana is a major problem.

Tomorrow is our district meeting and Elder Memmott is our district leader. He and his companion, Elder Entsie, are assigned to Senya full time. We are praying for a miracle in finding those who are ready for the gospel in their lives and we can help bring them unto Christ.

We returned from Accra after having been gone for three days. The Awutu Breku elders went to Senya and we went to say farewell to our friends the Ballsteadts. On our way to Accra we stopped at K5 and picked up a mattress and took it to the elders at K4. We then went to K3 to deliver goods and then on to Accra. We met up with Benjamin, Linda’s son, and visited her in the Accra psychiatric center. She is doing well.

Bill and Binki Hill, Elder and Sister Gomez, the Ballstaedts, the Simpsons, Ben and Matthew and his wife and daughter, met together and had dinner at the Chinese restaurant near the mission home.

On our return Saturday morning we delivered 6 bicycles, Liahonas and various and sundry items to missionaries at Odorkor, Weija, K3, K1, K2 and Bawjiase. Traveling back through Bawjiase down the Swedru rough road to the Bontrase turn off took us back to Awutu Breku. It took us 1 ½ hours and traveled 45 K. That was much better than traveling from Kasoa to Buduburam through traffic. On Tuesday when we took Eric to the West Hills mall our return trip took over 2 ½ hours from Yoo Mart to the Liberia junction. This delay is due to traffic pile-up caused by 200 yards of rough roads through the Liberia junction. Never again!

Tomorrow is our second meeting with the Senya group. As group leader, I have arranged the Sunday program and hope all will go well on set up.

Life here is much like Mitchner’s novels…the reality of things often lends itself to end in tragedy for some and joy for others, depending upon the strata of the society. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer in many instances.

Sister Russell and I have been reading Mitchner’s novels together. We have finished Centennial and are now half way through  Caribbean. We are glad to live in a time the society was not controlled by the Catholic church or tyrannical lords or emperors.
Senya! Well the first week we met there were 24 of us in the prescribed chapel of the government school room. Last week we were crowded in the same room sitting on small desks numbering 42. Today we are meeting as a zone to campus all of Senya along with those leaders from the Winneba district.
This should be a day to remember.

Beyond ourselves and our mission experiences there is plenty to do  here. We ride our mountain bikes at least weekly, exercise, go on walks seeing many in the community.  We shop at Shoprite in the West Hills Mall not to mention the Kasoa open market place. But most of our mission activities are caring for the missionaries, taking care of our Senya group and performing assignments from the president.

I have to admit life together with Dawn on the mission has been delightful. She is such a creative person and skilled in caring for the primary children, the household and the missionaries’ meals at our home and at district meetings. I love being with her throughout the day and spending nights unwinding over a game of Scrabble or Skip-bo.

I must mention our involvement with the needy. Occasionally and more often we break down and finance someone’s needs, either medical or living expenses. There are always people asking for aid. Helping Linda has been very expensive because of her medical conditions. She has been in the psychiatric hospital and now headed to the diabetes hospital for therapy. Her son, Benjamin has relied upon us to pay the expenses. However, I foresee no end to the costs ahead. Then there is Solomon needing money for his daughter, Georginia needing cedis to care for Dennis and Ivy (her children), and little Georginia needing money for school, as well as her sister Grace needing money to go to boarding school. Just to name a few.

Lastly, I must mention bicycles. The missionaries request “new” bikes each week because the used bikes they ride break down due to old replacement parts, abuse and accidents. Last week I delivered six bikes (all that would fit into the back of the vehicle) and could have used a couple more. So off to Accra soon to pick up more bicycles.  

Yesterday we spent the day at Senya. There were three districts supplying missionaries from Winneba, Kasoa and Buduburam. We met at 12:00 noon at Akoitse and caravanned to Senya. Elder Memmott supervised our plans to campus the area.

Sister Russell and I selected a side street and walked down talking to people and inviting them to come to sacrament meeting on Sunday. We visited with 8 groups of people. All of them were welcoming and would listen to us as we told them about the church.
Today we are going back to Senya to repair the DA JHS classroom. Hinges to be added to the door, desks need repaired, white boards to be hung and signs to be attached to the school. Tomorrow will be interesting to see how many will actually come to church.

Well, there were 32 at church on Sunday the 18th of November. Agnes came after we invited her to attend our services. We met her on the street and invited her to come.

Thanksgiving is over, thank heavens! It was a big event for us since we had 12 guests as the missionaries from our district all came as well as the zone leaders. Sister Russell and I started Wednesday night making apple and pumpkin pies. Then on Thursday we prepared the potatoes, beans, gravy, deviled eggs, stuffing, chicken, jello salad and vegetable rice.

Also, Thursday morning I spent time putting together the backboard for the new basketball stand. The rim was attached and the entire structure was hoisted up to the railings on the water tower. It is quite functional.

This evening we are hosting President Simpson for two nights. He is traveling to Winneba (he is the presiding authority over the Winneba district) for two days. His wife, Jinny, is in Australia for their youngest son’s wedding.

Saturday we had 6 baptisms. Five were from one family, William and Bernice and children. Also, my favorite was Samuel because he is 12 years old and eligible for the priesthood and pass the sacrament, now I will not have to conduct the meetings and pass the sacrament.

On Sunday, following the six confirmations and meetings the elder and I took William and Samuel to Winneba to be interviewed for the priesthood and put in the membership records. Like much of what happens in Africa, it took a very long time to do the interviews and hunt down someone with the password to get into the records on the computer. After 4 hours we got it all done and drove back to Senya with William and Samuel. Whew!!  At least we came home to dinner already made.

The last days of November were very warm. The hot season will be replaced by Homaton in December. The days of dust from the Sahara fill the air for several months. The only advantage is it is much cooler.

Yesterday was our transfer multi-zone conference. President Simpson is a master at teaching. The biggest problem with our missionaries is their dedication to teaching the gospel. A few are distracted by worldly things, i.e. music, entertainment, cell phone conversations. They also need to rise up in the mornings by 6:30, spend appropriate time teaching and have their companion study time each day.

Today, Sister Russell and I were up early and riding our bicycles throughout the community. We rode across the road and discovered places to ride. We visited with many folks as they do their morning chores. Sister Russell helped a lady scale fish. They are friendly even though they do not know how to speak English and we do not know Twi.

Tomorrow we will mark off the last day of November and start planning for Christmas activities with our missionaries and our Senya group.
Family moto

Riding in Breku

First Senya Meeting

Riding my Gary Fisher bike

Samuel swimming at Winton school

Elder Memmott at Senya classroom

Thanksgiving with the elders

Dawn biking through the water on the trail

Ivy's birthday party

Senya Classroom

First 6 baptized from Senya
Scaling fish for a lady

Sister Russell's primary class at Senya

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

October 2018

Well, it has been a year and we needed a break. We applied for time away with the Glanfields to respite at the Coconut Grove Beach Resort in Cape Coast Ghana. Along with four other couples from the Area Office we enjoyed visiting the Elmina castle and the Kokuma National Park.

The Coconut Grove Beach Resort is a beautiful place with a spacious swimming pool, fine sandy beach and wonderful eating facilities. We met the Shepards there on retreat from GMAD. I played with the kids in the small pool the first night.

The next day we teamed up with the other couple missionaries (Glanfield, Christensen, McCullough, etc.) to spend the afternoon at the Elmina slave castle. Our guide , Akuwatse, gave us a detailed history of the original fort built by the Portuguese in 1471. The trade with the Africans included gun powder, alcohol and iron for gold, ivory and spices. The Portuguese began slave trade gradually with captives taken to Europe. Then following the discovery of the new world by Columbus the use of slaves began to grow. To where over the 400 years of Trans-Atlantic slave trade there were millions of Africans used for slave labor.

The African captives were treated cruelly and sustained a high death rate in holding before and during ship transfer. Nearly one half never made it to the new world.

The Portuguese ruled the castle for over 100 years then the Dutch defeated them and ruled for 265 year in the slave trade. Finally the British bought the castle and slavery was abolished in the 1800s.
I was appalled by the support of the Catholic church in slave trade. In the name of Christianity millions died before, during and after transport by ships owned and operated by men of that religion.

The next day we left early for Kokua Park. There our guide, Christian took us through the rain forest explaining the ecology and venues of the park. Our visit culminated in a walk along the planks of the canopy walk some 120’ above the trees. We ventured through seven walkways. We saw monkeys along the way. The park has a tree house available for overnighters and then hike to the elephant grounds. We also saw a beautiful huge tree still standing over 600 years. The other fascinating tree was the ebony. Still protected since it is a very valuable tree and in rare abundance.

While we were staying at the resort, we discovered the 18 hole golf course. Dawn and I played with our caddy, Oliver nine holes before dark one evening. We enjoyed the chance to golf again, however, on the third hole there was a crocodile hazard pond to be avoided.

Since our return from the holiday in Cape Coast we have traveled to Accra to take in bicycles and pick up Book of Mormons for the elders. The next day we traveled to Asikuma for a special interview, which never happened because the candidate was in Accra at the time of the interview.

So our month has begun quit enjoyable. We have had two good rain storms this month as apposed to no rain storms in September and just a small amount of rain in August. We are way behind in moisture.

A side note. When we got home after 4 days away we had no water. A flex hose to the wall water heater cracked and 13,000 liters of water emptied in our bathroom shower while we were away. Only in Africa!!

Tomorrow is General Conference in Kasoa. We will take Cecilia and her family to conference early in the morning then return home to feed the missionaries then back to conference at 4:00pm. 

Senya Breku—after our district meeting Elders Memmett and Curtis rode with me to Senya. The town is over 20 KM from our chapel. The members and investigators are unable to travel to church on Sunday due to the cost of the taxi. We parked our vehicle next to a tree by the Fort Good Hope. There were several men playing Ludu and a man named Charles approached. He being a little drunk asked money to cook a few fish he had in his possession. I gave him 2 cedis. He said he knew the town and wanted us to meet his mother. She was an old woman with little. We took her phone number and Charles took us to a neighbor who could help with locating a place to hold church. Sandra told us to check with the school master to rent a classroom on Sunday. We did and found a member, Agnes who attended church some months ago.

We also talked with Hannah and her family. She and Erica came twice to church in Breku. Our plan is to convince Pres. Simpson to organize a group in Senya for next transfer. It is time.

This week was busy as usual. We traveled to Accra to deliver and pick up bicycles along with the usual missionary supplies. On our way home we had the perpetual 1 ½ hour wait through the slow driving at the Liberia junction (because of the cross traffic and the terrible road condition).

One good thing happened ,,,we found two incredible bicycles at the mission office. A ladies Jamis and a Gary Fisher in perfect condition, so we now have bikes to ride in our neighborhood. Friday we rode around our town and through the wild part of our neighborhood through the mud and puddles. It felt so good to be back on a mountain bike.

Friday morning Sister Russell summonsed me to look out the bedroom window. She spotted a large green snake crawling on top of our barrier fence. It was a beautiful green mamba. I tried to photograph it but when it saw me it was gone.

Today is Saturday. We were up early and to the chapel to clean. Following the cleaning we attended the baptism of Robert Kinson. He is a large young man taught by Elders Adjika and Asako.
Lastly, I solicited Elders Curtis and Memmett to help me with Linda. She has been off her medicine and totally psychotic. We found her wandering Breku and took her home. She is really scrambled and discovered she has had injections from the nurse at the local clinic. Hopefully, the medicine will kick in and she can find peace. She is lost right now.

RAIN! Finally a big rain storm today, it lasted about one hour. I had a beautiful soft water shower under the cascading corner eve. The kids, Samuel, Olivia, Ivy and Dennis had dinner at our table during the rainstorm.

We had our first long bike ride today. Dawn and I have really good mountain bikes from the mission supply office and we held them for us and not the missionaries. Our ride today was in the southern neighborhood or Awutu Breku. How wonderful!!

Good News! President Simpson called and said he approved us opening a new area in Senya near Winneba. We have been there several times with the missionaries scouting the area. Elder Memmet and Curtis were with me as we searched for a place to hold our meetings. Then last Saturday I drove out with President Simpson. He felt good about opening it up for proselyting. The community is next to the ocean and was an original old port for slavery. The Good Hope castle still stands as a reminder of the slave trade. We have two members living there and have taught a family three lessons.

Sister Russell and I would be assigned there to establish a group under the direction of Winneba 2nd ward.  There is much to do.
Today we finished our pre-transfer apartment inspections. There are only three more transfers for us. Taking on this new assignment will keep us very busy but now that we are assigned to Senya we will be leaving our Awutu Breku branch. Sister Russell will be giving up her primary assignment and I will be leaving the Teachers Quorum.

This week was spent traveling to do special interviews in Kunastase and Aboso. Both of these locations are outside our district but I wish to help our president when he does so much travel each week.
The month has come and gone. Everyone is still in-tact here and at home. Transfer day today and all the changes we were anticipating have come to fruition. Elder Memmet and Elder Entsie are assigned to Senya and I will be the group leader. We will start tomorrow looking for a place to hold our meetings. The head-master at the local school was willing to rent space for our Sunday meetings.
We filled our vehicle with 4 beds, one refrigerator, two propane tanks and various and sundry items for the new elder’s residence next to our home.

Lastly, I have suffered from a rather severe viral lung infection. I am finally feeling much better and less coughing. Time moves us one month closer to our mission final month. It is amazing how fast we see the days go by.

Coconut Grove Resort

Elmina Slave Castle

Slave Girl

Kokua canopy walk

The Shepards

Odoben Festival

Cocoa at Asikuma

Bicycle single track near our home

Elder Tidwell has a new pillow case thanks to Sister Russell

Mountain biking in the rainy season

Transfer Day,,,,going home!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

September 2018
Beginning September we were busy. The first event was a zone activity at Kasoa Stake Center. We provided the food for all 30 participants. Fried rice and vegetables, chicken from Yoo mart, hard boiled egg and Shito of course, all was served in a plastic food container with fork and napkin. We added sachet water for all. The missionaries played football and Sister Russell taught some to play Skipbow.

We took Elders Curtis, Helu and Alton to Accra for updating their non-citizens cards. We ate lunch at Burger King in the Accra Mall. Later I took them to the Kaneshie Mall to buy Kente cloth.
For two days we did not have adequate current so our refrigerator defrosted. This is a common recurrent problem and the solution is to replace a booster so we get all phases of the electrical current. Some day!

The workers next door completed the tile work and installed the two doors today. Looks like they are getting ready to put up the blocks on the upper floor.

Rain came today in a good shower. This is the rainy season and so far we have had little rain. Today was promising.
The work goes on. We had a discussion on our front porch last night with Patrick Adioo and his brother Bright. Elder Memmett and Elder Adijka taught a lesson after dark. We have 7 large portable washing machines on our front porch ready to be distributed to our missionary apartments, no more washing by hand (until the machines no longer work!). We are doing apartment inspections this week prior to another transfer day. The day after transfers we are having a mission tour meeting with Elder Kacher( the first counselor in the West Africa Area).

Now a report on our students: Olivia and Samuel are back in school. We paid for another semester (850 cedi = $250). They are our special children. I also supported Grace and her sister Barbara by paying for the entrance fees for her secondary school at a boarding facility (1000 cedi = $300). Lastly, I bought notebooks and supplies for Dennis and little Ivy in grade school (70 cedi = $15). It could never end if you don’t limit your assistance. However, education here is so much less expensive than in the states.

There are workers building the home next to us. They come each day early and leave late. The house is being finished on the bottom floor and nothing is done on the second floor.

I have something new to report on for the week. On Sunday night we smelled something burning. In the laundry room on the wall is the main electrical supply box. It was hot to the touch and burning inside. I called our maintenance person, Ben and reported the find. He had me talk to an electrician and was told to take the fuses out of the main box on the front porch. Isaac and an electrician came out and opened the box to find melted wires. It was quickly repaired but had to by pass the control box.

On Monday we took Elder Lundquist (district leader) and Sister Akofu to Accra to prepare to travel home. They have finished their missions. We stayed the night with the Simpsons and slept on the floor of the mission home office. In the morning I was told by Elder Dalton my right front tire was going flat. He directed me to a tire repair shop so I spent the morning getting the tire fixed. A small wire had penetrated the tire and caused a slow leak. I also had the vehicle serviced while in Accra.

We picked up Rx for Elder Adjida who has a heart condition. I have been monitoring his blood pressure which is consistently very high. His father just passed away this week (probably high blood pressure).

To finish our day in Accra before coming home, Sister Russell had her hair cut then we shopped at the Marina Mall and had lunch at KFC. Our trip home was uneventful.

Tomorrow we meet with the multi-zone missionaries and Elder Ketcher, a member of the Area Mission Presidency.

It will be noteworthy to mention “Lights Off” for the last two days. Following a busy day of travel and interviews we came home late and just before dark.  The missionaries left our home and on their way to catch a Tro-tro to their apartment a transformer blew up right in the middle of town.  Electricity was off so I cranked up the gas driven generator. It operated for 15 minutes and started to choke. On inspection the fuel added to the tank was diesel not petro. So we spent the evening and today without power. This mission is preparing us to live anywhere with or without electricity.
Four elders were here today for dinner and we prepared a spaghetti dinner. Using our propane stove without the aid of electricity is becoming a way of life. We also store water since the bore hole can and has gone dry. Also, we have no water when there is no electricity.

Tonight we are so fortunate to have the air conditioner on once again. Sundays are very busy for us. We both have preparation for teaching in our branch.  Plus we feed missionaries every Sunday along with a couple of kids that drop in.

Closing in on the end of the month, today I was in Ashtown helping the elders put together working bicycles. I took four bicycles from Buduburam apartment and took parts for the elders in Ashtown. Bicycles are a constant concern for us. We take in the worn and spoiled bikes to Accra Mission Office and leave them with Isaac (repairman) and pick up replacements. There is little maintenance done by the elders and they are rode hard and put away wet!

This week we traveled to Brakwa (250 KM round trip) to do a special interview for Comfort. In order for her to be baptized it is necessary to assure she has overcome any serious obstacles. She was delightful and had repented and no reason not to be baptized. I asked about her testimony and she told me she had a dream (I have heard from others that dreams are a media in which they get inspiration). The dream put her in darkness then led by a person into the light and given pure “living” water to drink.

It followed a truth to assure her knowledge of what it was to repent.
Samuel the map man

My passion fruit

Cash Shepard eating quail eggs

Lunch at Connies in Winneba

Baracuda at Big Milleys

Buying paintings at the beach

Sorting fish on the beach

Interview in Braku with Comfort!

Our backyard

Finished first floor of new apartment

Our daily bred of Ghana

Driving over the barrier

Multi-zone mission tour

Dumping garbage in Awutu Breku

Something new every day. A man dressed as a woman selling popcorn

Sunday dinner with the Taylor boys

Dawn and friend

My favorite fruit stand

Dawn finished her wall hanging

Samuel Boefo

Ivy with her mother Gorginia

Sister missionaries

Going home after 2 years in Ghana

AP Nebortski

Ghana men!!

Friday, August 31, 2018

August 2018

We, the missionaries of Ghana Africa are engaged in bringing souls unto Christ. This is our mission and the doctrine of our Savior to teach faith in Jesus Christ and his atonement, repentance, baptism and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end. 

Each Wednesday we meet in district council and recited scriptures we have memorized. 3 Ne 5:13 states our purpose for being on a mission to Africa and it is working. We have attended several baptisms at the Awutu Breku branch since we have been here. Faith is a way of life for the Africans living in Ghana. They read the Bible, they pray naturally, there are many Christian churches in our community. Gospel discussions are easy to come by here in our community. It is not just women and children but men will listen and participate in discussions. The last shall be first and the first shall be last and it is Africa’s turn to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ as restored by Joseph Smith. 

Transfers! This week is transfer week. We took Elder Antwi to the mission home so he could join with 16 others on their way home. Elder Clawson, Cottle, Hall, Walton and many others we have known while here in Ghana West mission. It is busy time for us since we are assisting in the movement of elders and sisters. Elder Collins was the only missionary transferred from our district.

We have cleaned the house and getting ready for the Simpsons to stay with us this week on Thursday since he wants to stay over due to Winniba Stake conference. We enjoy hosting them whenever we can. A rousing game of dominos always brightens up their stay.

Construction on the 2nd home adjacent to our living quarters is continuing to advance, but slowly. There was a great effort in getting started, as Bishop Heagan excitedly told us they would have the house finished in 3-5 months. This is the fifth month since construction began and the first level is still incomplete.

Last week we returned from Sunday worship to find a fractured pvc pipe for the fourth time. The poly tank (13,000liters) emptied again. As a result I purchased 40’ of heavy duty ¾” pvc pipe and replaced any inferior pipe.

This week I have contacted my mother several times by Skype because she had an ablation of her atria to prevent atrial fibrillation. She came through the procedure fine and seems to be doing better.

 We took Elder Antwi and his luggage and Sister Awgu luggage to the mission home. They are going home after finishing their mission. There were 17 missionaries leaving this week for home. Then again another 16 are slated to arrive for this transfer.

President and Sister Simpson have been staying with us for the last three days. He is involved with selecting leadership for the Winneba district. Elder Nash and Quasie are also in Winneba selecting the stake presidency for the new Swedru stake. Pres. Simpson will be the ecclesiastic leader for the Winneba district. We will be in the new district under Pres. Simpson.

We are heavily involved with supplying materials for our missionaries within the three zones (Buduburam, Kasoa, Kanishie) assigned to us. In addition, both Dawn and I prepare lessons for the primary and priesthood each week. All this keeps us busy.

Today we spent time with Elder Orton and Dzah at Borteanor and after we covered their table in new plastic and installed a cook stove we went to the beach. I took them and the ward mission leader (David) to Big Millies beach resort for lunch. We had a good lunch and pleasant conversation in a relaxed atmosphere. I met three ladies from Germany that were just back from surfing for the first time. They said their stay was pleasant and inexpensive. We hope to invite the Hills to stay with us on an occasion that we can take them to Big Millies.

Samuel, Olivia and their mother Sarah were here today visiting. Samuel is working for us to earn money for a bicycle. I also took Dennis to buy him shoes for his birthday while little Ivy stayed behind with those in the house.

This week I drove to Swedru for a special interview with a man named Isaac. His brother, from Spain, referred him to Elder Baumbrough and Elder Dawson. He was exceptional. Not to mention his sincere repentance but his eagerness to become a member of the Christ’s church. He is a working man and has a good family. His son, Junior will also be baptized this coming Saturday.

We drove to Accra today with three elders (Tuituvuki, Sakato and Adizkaka). Our elder Tui’ is transferred to Asimakesea. He has been with us since we got here.

I picked up 5 bicycles and delivered 4 to elders on our way home. Oh, by the way, today was very pleasant driving to Accra. It was a national holiday (Moslim) Eid al Adah and there was very light traffic!

Tomorrow we are having our Wednesday district council meeting. Sister Russell leads the music and then we do recitations (Missionary Purpose, The Standard of Truth, 3 Ne 5:13, 3 Ne 27: 13-16, DC 20:37, DC section 4 and DC 121: 34-46). Then a selected elder gives a review in the Missionary Handbook. Following that are announcements from our district leader and then Roll Play on PMG standard of TTIFP. Lastly, are the companion reports for the week on Baptisms, Baptismal Dates, Sacrament Meeting Attendance and teaching New People.

This week I took Daniel, Eric and his sister Linda to Kantanka manufacturing. The industry is unique for several reasons. The founder since 1988 has developed manufacturing of cars both electric and fuel driven. There were solar energy systems as well as electrical sensor devices for fire warning and voltage regulators. All the equipment was very old and everything was hand developed and rough cut. The vehicles were built individually and custom designed. Rather unique place not to mention the personal zoo.

Today we attended sacrament meeting and then I taught the Teacher’s Quorum age young men. The boys want to become Priests and are attentive during the lesson presentation. Each meeting I give a 5 point quiz, more for attendance than score. Some boys do not speak English so it is hard for them to understand the questions.

The last day of this month 31 August 2018, Sister Russell and I spent delivering supplies to our missionaries and then did shopping at the Kasoa market. We bought light bulbs, broom, mop, padlock and a light blanket as supplies for the mission. It was very crowded since it is a national holiday (for what, I do not know)! Once we got home I was exhausted driving in heavy traffic. An oncoming vehicle hit my mirror while coming toward me. Then having to crawl with traffic through the Liberia junction for one hour, I was glad to turn off the Mitsubishi and unload the car and long for a nap. Good by August!

Sunday dinner with the Elders

Elder going home!

Sister Simpson, Georginia and Dawn at school

Roadside repair

Darts with Samual
Cattle in down town Accra

Celicia and family

Big Millies beach resort 

Boys swimming at the beach

Antoinette and mother doing laundry at GMAD

Ghana lunch with Eric

Tankanka with Eric

Linda cutting up mud fish for palm nut soup