Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blessed to be Serving in Ghana

The missionaries had zone conference, which Elder Meinzer always enjoys! President Sabey talked about how blessed they are to be serving in Ghana. They are welcomed and respected, they are very united as a mission, they have effective teaching tools and their mission is very mature-over half of the mission is over a year old. Beginning in August of 2009 and the following two transfers, 60 missionaries came to their mission. President Sabey believes they should be one of the most powerful and effective missions in the world. President Sabey also unveiled the next mission goal, which they will complete before June 26. It will be his final goal as a mission president. The goal is to help a family get to the temple and be sealed. And, baptize somebody who has a family member in the church. The also changed the hours of the mission. In the past, the schedule was to wake up at 6, go out at 9 and come back at 7:30. This was set up since some areas don't have lights so it is difficult to proselyte at nights. Elder Meinzer is in one of the "most villagey" and they can still teach at night under the light of the moon or lantern or flashlight. So, now they wake up at 6:30, go out at 10 and come back at 9. Elder Meinzer likes it.