Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Most Successful Day

Elder Meinzer had four investigators and two less active members come to church yesterday which made it the most successful day on his mission so far in that regard. Becky came (her husband is a member) and she is progressing really well. Dan (his wife is a member) also came. Elder Hancey and Elder Meinzer are going to ask them this week to be baptized. Esther also came. Elder Hancey has tried teaching her before and said that it was a mireacle that she came to church and has had such a change of heart. He knows that the Lord has blessed them this week. They also asked James to be baptized and he accepted! He added that they can teach just about anyone, so they want to focus on the ones that will progress and that will want to hear their message. Sometimes, people just want them to teach them because they're white, which is frustrating.

One thing that he admires about the Ghanaians is the fact that all the children are incredibly obedient. If anyone asks a kid to do somethig, they'll do it without question or argument.

Their apartment is next to a cocoa factory so every once in a while they have a wonderful aroma wafting through their apartment. One of these p-days they are going to go see if they can score any discounted chocolate (does that sound like Zach or what?). He hopes that he will walk inside and see something like Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.

He has almost finished one journal and has already gone through four pens. He has come to the startling realization that he doesn't care if he gains weight while he is on his mission.

Every night before he washes his clothes, he says a little prayer to ask for Heavenly Father's help so that he can wash his clothes quickly. It seems to be working so far. He knows that the Lord is helping him, even in something as simple as that.