Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Huge Batch of Converts

Elder Meinzer and his companion are regularly meeting with their recent converts and "helping them become contributors in the kingdom." He loves seeing the faith and the testimony of these converts. Mary absolutely loves the gospel art book. She is quite excited to start paying her tithing. Another recent convert, Helenah, is so happy. Before they started teaching her, she was sullen and quiet all the time. But as they continued teaching her, she got happier and happier. Elder Meinzer loves seeing the transformation.

They got some bikes in their area and ride them out to Ransford's village. The bikes are essentially beach cruisers. As they started riding up hills, Elder Meinzer thought, "How did I ever think this was fun? And why do I want to do it so bad once I get back?" But, he won't be on a beach cruiser, he will be on his Felt.

They have been teaching Hannah, who didn't seem too interested until they taught the Restoration lesson. She told them that it was true and related the story of how they used to pass by her shop a lot and one day something pushed her to call out to them to come over and meet with her.

In Ghana, in sacrament meeting, when people first go up to begin a talk they say "good morning" and the whole congregation responds "good morning."