Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"Two Stupid White Guys"

Elder Meinzer and Elder Gibson both needed a haircut so they went to one of the barbers in their area. He did horrible. I guess he isn't use to cutting white guys' hair. He tried to charge them 60 cedis each. The real cost is only 2 cedis. "He just thought that we were two stupid white guys. Joke's on him."

Elder Meinzer has given himself a budget of 2 cedis a day for food. He did this because there are just so many options of things to buy.

When they began teaching Lewis, Elder Meinzer honestly didn't think that much would come of it. He thought that they would drop him soon after that. But he is progressing so well and even has a baptismal date. Elder Meinzer is always happy when they see him because he is such a happy guy. He really looks forward to the lessons they have with him. His mother was the one that confronted them initially about not teaching her son because of the things that she had heard. They are now teaching the mother and she is progressing and really enjoys their lessons. She only speaks twi but for some reason Elder Meinzer doesn't mind those lessons. Elder Meinzer loves to see her piece things together in her mind and then have a look of realization sweep across her face when everything kind of clicks for her.

They had been unable to meet with Joseph for the past couple of weeks because he was out of town. They finally saw him again last night and he was talking about how much he loved the church and how friendly the people are and how much he loves when they teach him. He wants to bring his family to church so Elder Meinzer is expecting his whole family to be baptized in the near future.

Philip came to church again this week. When they went to teach him this past week, he brought out a little notebook that had different words on it that he didn't understand as he read the Book of Mormon, like salvation and redemption. At the top of the page was written, "My Book of Mormon Bible Dictionary."

"It's interesting for me to see how the area has progressed since we first came here."