Monday, June 6, 2011

Assin Foso

Elder Meinzer is now serving in Assin Foso as Zone Leader. He was bummed to be leaving Elder Gibson. He was also sad to leave Louis Asare and his family. Four of the eight missionaries in his recent area are training. "It looks like the area was kind of like a launchpad for future leadership".

They traveled down to Cape Coast Friday for Zone Leader Council by tro-tro (it took 2 hours). Elder Meinzer was able to learn a lot about leading in the church. "President Sabey is a great guy and is really inspired." One perk was going to the Cape Coast Castle restaurant and enjoying a delicious meal of rice, chicken and stew.

Elder Meinzer has a noticed a pattern of his mission after his first area. He has been paired with a companion who is also new. So, they have a slow first couple of days trying to build up their teaching pool, getting to know members and getting acquainted with the area. Fortunately, they have a great ward mission leader named Brother Boakye who has been able to help them a lot. Assin Foso has great people and it is one of the coolest wards. Elder Meinzer has never seen so many families, returned missionaries or endowed members in the church on his mission. The people are great with member referrals.

Elder Meinzer's companion is Elder Ekaette, from Nigeria. He is always happy and is obedient.